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Free food pantries in Manatee County.

Receive emergency food, meals, and free groceries from charities in Bradenton and Manatee County. There are numerous food banks, churches, and pantries that may be near you. If you are faced with a hardship, or are struggling, these centers are made for you or your family. They offer everything from groceries to meals or personal hygiene supplies or material support. The food banks and distribution centers listed below across the region may be able to help you and your family make it through a difficult period. Or find a phone number at the bottom of the page for more free food programs in Manatee County.

Find details below, including the phone numbers and addresses, of free food pantries in Manatee County to stop by at for help or advice. Many of the centers operate out of churches or charities. They will provide assistance to anyone who needs it, regardless of their background or income. Many also serve free Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas meals and even give out baby formula. Or they operate Meals on Wheels services for the disabled or senior citizens.

Some of the services offered by the pantries include fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, dairy products, and more. Many of them can provide other assistance as well. For example, call for information on clothing, diapers, baby formula, personal products, and more. Also learn about government assistance, including both Florida programs and federal government assistance such as food stamps.

The Food Bank of Manatee
Address: 1 23rd Avenue East
Bradenton, Florida, 34208
Phone number 941-747-4655/747-FOOD
Programs administered here include the federal government created Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Canned groceries, fresh fruit or vegetables, and other help is given. It is funded by the federal government and helps improve the diets of low-income individuals and families.

Christ Episcopal Church
4030 Manatee Ave West
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Dial (941) 747-3709
Distribute food, meals, clothing, and more to Manatee families facing an emergency.




Our Fathers Cupboard/Community of Christ
Food bank location - 5817 33rd St East
Bradenton, Florida, 34203
Call (941) 756-8276

Daily on site dinner only - The Salvation Army of Manatee County
Main address - 1204 14th Street West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Phone number - (941) 748-5110
A soup kitchen provides a daily on site dinner for the homeless or anyone facing homelessness in the region. For information on food pantries, SNAP, or other social services dial 411. Or find more Florida Salvation Army assistance programs.

First United Methodist Church of Palmetto
330 11th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL, 34221
Dial the church at (941) 722-1812

Hungers End Food Pantry And Blessing Closet
Address is 1802 14th St W
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Call (855) 777-0259
Many food assistance programs are available. they include the following. Hot meals, free groceries or baby formula, fruits, Ensure for the elderly, and also free holiday meals (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

Parrish United Methodist Church
Location of church food bank 12180 US Hwy 301 North
Parrish, FL
Call (941) 776-3068
Hot meals for the homeless, summer snacks for children in Manatee County, and Meals on Wheels are all offered.

Braden River Baptist
1501 7th Ave East
Bradenton, Florida, 34208
Telephone number is (941) 747-2868





Oneco United Methodist Church
Location is 2112 53rd Avenue East
Bradenton, Florida, 34203
Call the church at (941) 755-5943 for hours of food distribution and assistance programs.

New Beginnings Church
Main address - 1701 10th St West
Palmetto, FL, 34221
Phone number - (941) 531-3266
Call for information on groceries. This includes baby formula, rice, canned soup, and more. Seasonal programs also include holiday meals, gifts, or school supplies.

Harvest Food/ First Baptist Church
Address is 1306 Manatee Ave West
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Call (941) 746-2149

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
3100 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
The charity has Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, free food from a pantry, diapers, and more.

St. George's Episcopal Church
912 63rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34209
Main phone number is (941) 755-3606
Provides emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Address is 1603 22nd Street West
Bradenton, Florida, 34205
Administers a number of food assistance programs for the needy.





Our Daily Bread
Address is 701 17th Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: 941-745-2992
Most of the clients are homeless or families living in poverty. Hot meals, free food, applications to SNAP food stamps, and other programs are available in Manatee County. Meals are served after 10 am.

Locate more free food programs in Manatee County

For more information, or referrals, dial 813.254.1190. Not only may a client learn about WIC vouchers or food stamps, but there are pantries that offer holiday meals, gifts, and household supplies too.


By Jon McNamara

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