Orange County Florida free food pantries.

A number of food banks in Orange County as well as the city of Orlando Florida serve the needy in the community. The centers, which can be run by churches and other local charities, are primarily food pantries  though some do have soup kitchens on site. Depending on the location they can have offerings such as free food, groceries, hygiene items, holiday meal boxes, and possibly such items as clothing or small household items. In addition, many Orange County Florida food banks will also offer meals or bag lunches for those who need additional support. An additional focus is on the the homeless in the region.

Every year thousands of families, senior citizens, and individuals receive assistance from the food pantries in Orange County listed below. The centers are also a great place to learn about a wide variety of other programs and resources that may be available for the low income. You can oftentimes receive help in applying for additional programs too, such as SNAP food stamps, government insurance, or meals for your child at school. Call a food pantry near you in the greater Orlando region to learn more or to apply for help.

Loaves And Fishes
Address - 206 East 8th Street
Apopka, Florida 32703
Phone number - (407) 886-6005. Meals, groceries, food vouchers, and perishable items can all be offered by this local food bank in Orange County Florida.

Christian Service Center For Central Florida - West Orange Office
Main office - 300 West Franklin Street
Ocoee, Florida 34761
Primary phone number - (407) 656-6678
Partners with other local churches and religious organizations to coordinate programs for the low income as well as needy.





Brothers Keeper - St. Charles Borromeo Outreach Ministry
Address of church - 4353 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Telephone - (407) 849-0735

Catholic Charities Of Central Florida Family Assistance Office
Address - 1771 North Semoran Boulevard Suite B
Orlando, Florida 32807
Phone number - (407) 658-0999
Your local Catholic Charities will often provide financial assistance for paying bills and housing, in addition to free food. They usually will provide case management, counseling, and information on a wide array of government assistance programs. Numerous local churches work with the Orange County Catholic Charities to feed the hungry, provide food to children and seniors, and more. Single moms and new parents can even get baby supplies and/or free infant formula.

Address is 701 South Kirkman Road Suite 713 in the Kirkman Commerce Center
Orlando, FL 32811
Main phone - (407) 930-7701
A client choice pantry.

Christian Service Center For Central Florida, Inc.
Main address - 808 West Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32805
Dial the center at (407) 425-2523

Church Of The Great Commission
5032 Forsyth Commerce Road
Orlando, Florida 32807
Call (321) 206-4946
Hot meals, snacks, and other support is provided. The elderly, students, and children benefit from their services.





Forgotten Ones Resource Center
98 West Broadway Street
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 495-5100
Hot lunches and monthly grocery distribution takes place.

Community Food And Outreach Center
Address - 150 West Michigan Street
Orlando, Florida 32806-4076
Call (407) 650-0774 for information on groceries and food assistance. Outreach is also available, which can include access to social services and applications to government aid.

First Baptist Church Of Pine Castle
Location - 1001 Hoffner Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32809
Church phone number - (407) 855-4741

International Harvest Church
Address of this church - 2520 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: (407) 849-2226

Center of Faith Church
Location is 700 Vick Rd
Apopka, FL 32712
Dial (407) 464-9375
A food pantry and soup kitchen are on site at the charity.

Joy Metropolitan Community Church
Location of church - 2351 South Ferncreek Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32806
Call - (407) 894-1081

Grace Resource And Training Center
417 Gaston Foster Road
Orlando, FL 32807
Call (407) 757-2445
The charity has a food bank and emergency clothing closet. Fruits, milk, dairy, ensure for the elderly, school supplies, and other items are available in Orange county Florida for the needy.




Family Promise
A multi-faced charity. Social services, job programs, information on local pantries in Orange County, financial aid and more may be offered. They work to ensure immigrants, the poor, and children among others have a meal and healthy food each night. More on Family Promise in Orlando.

New Covenant Church Of Central Florida, Inc.
990 Belvedere Road
Orlando, FL 32820
Telephone number - (407) 568-1267
Emergency boxes of food are offered. Fruits, perishable items, canned goods, rice, and more may be passed out.

Reachback Foundation
Location is 613 Cricklewood Terrace
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(321) 217-7017
Both a soup kitchen and food pantry are on site. They also serve Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals. Some personal hygiene supplies and cleaning items may also be at the pantry on occasion.

Rescue Outreach Mission Of Central Florida
Main office: 1701 West Historic Goldsboro Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone - (407) 321-8224
Many clients are homeless or job less. Free work attire is given along with lunches or dinners. They also hold classes and address employment needs.

Pact Of Faith
Address - 53 South Semoran Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32807
Dial - (407) 953-1449





Salvation Army Of Orange County Administration - The local Salvation Army has two locations in the Orlando and Orange County area. A food pantry is on site, as well as thrift stores. They also offer case management and information on state and federal government programs, such as TANF. Other resources are the holiday meals, including free Thanksgiving turkeys as well as Christmas food, gifts, and toys. They also coordinate programs with the United Way and local charities, such as churches.

  • First location - 624 Lexington Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32801
    Phone number - (407) 423-8581
  • Second location - 400 West Colonial Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32804-6802
    Dial - (407) 423-8581
  • Read more information on Salvation Army assistance programs in Orange County.

University Seventh Day Adventist Church
Address - 9191 University Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32817-1704
Telephone number – (407) 657-4696
A soup kitchen is also available. The working poor, low income, and even homeless can be supported. People of all religions can get help, free food, and support from the Center. Programs are open to any Orange County Florida individual who needs assistance. A focus is on feeding senior citizens as well as the homebound in Orange County, and Meals on Wheels can be used for that service.

Christian Service Center Winter Park Office – This free or low cost food pantry is located inside of a church.
Address - 3377 Aloma Avenue Inside Redeemer Lutheran Church
Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone number - (407) 628-1692

Spirit Of Joy Ministries - Dream Center
1900 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 930-8148
In addition to groceries, there is referrals to WIC application sites as well as SNAP food stamp programs. A voucher system can also be used for clothing.

Hope And Help Center Of Central Florida, Inc.
Location - 1935 Woodcrest Drive
Winter Park, Florida 32792
Phone number - (407) 645-2577
Some of what may be provided is free baby formula, nutritional education, bags of groceries, and more. The homebound may inquire into low cost Home Delivered Meals. Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes may also be given out for free.

Jewish Family Services Of Greater Orlando, Inc. - Second location
Address - 2100 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
Dial - (407) 644-7593 for hours of the center and further information.

Patmos Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church
Location of this church is 821 West Swoope Avenue. Call or stop by for perishable items, free food, groceries, or meals.
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone number - (407) 629-7005

Winter Park Housing Authority - Tranquil Terrace
845 W. Swoope Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Phone number of not for profit is (407) 645-2869.
Only residents of the housing unit may be assisted.





Human Crisis Center
Address is 5514 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, Florida 32810
(407) 521-7750
Provides free canned and fresh foods and groceries.

Islamic Society Of Central Florida
1586 North Goldenrod Road Suite A
Orlando, FL 32807
Call (407) 250-5822 for information.

If a food pantry is not located near you, dial (949) 653-2900 for additional locations or ask a center above for a referral. Several other churches, charities, and non-profit food banks help low income Orange County families meet their nutritional needs.

By Jon McNamara

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