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Food banks, groceries and free pantries Palm Beach County.

Emergency food can be provided to Palm Beach County Florida residents from churches, food banks, soup kitchens and free emergency pantries near you. The goal is to low-income families and others temporarily meet their need for nutrition. Many locations can also offer free personal hygiene supplies, clothing, referrals, and information on other government assistance programs. Find information below on free food pantries open today in Palm Beach County, including a toll free phone number at the bottom of the page.

Many of the locations have created programs that acquire food and personal care products through donations from members of the community. The goods may be provided to the pantry from canned food drives, charities or government surplus programs. The pantries then distribute the food, for free or low cost, to families and individuals in Palm Beach Florida who are faced with a crisis or emergency situation. Case workers also help with applications to benefits including WIC, SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels for seniors and summer meals for children. Even find how to get emergency food stamps.

Other services are available as well. Some of the food pantries also can provide hot meals, access to soup kitchen, and deliver food to senior citizens and disabled individuals in the county as part of a free Meals on Wheels service. There are also free pet food pantries in the county. Another focus is on feeding children during the summer and breaks in the school year.

Places for free groceries in Palm Beach County

CROS Ministries
They partner with many churches and charities across Palm Beach County. It is a network of free emergency food pantries. Many are open daily, including today. There are shelf-stable groceries, fruits, vegetables, dairy, milk, cereal, Ensure, canned meat and more. The items at each location depend on donations and volunteers from the Palm Beach County FL area. Some centers even have toys or household supplies, like free soap, detergent, or feminine products.

  • Neighborhood Resource Center - 141 SW 12th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
  • Community United Methodist Church is at 401 SW 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Indiantown Baptist Church is part of CROS. The grocery and Food Distribution Center is at 15451 SW 150th St, Indiantown, FL 34956. Call (772) 597-2442
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1615 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
  • El Sol, Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center - The Food Distribution Center is at 106 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. Call (561) 745-9860. Not only offers free food and groceries, but can direct individuals to social services and government assistance programs, such as food stamps, meals for children, and more.
  • First Christian Church is a free pantry at 215 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Call (561) 683-8811
  • Urban League Community Service Center is at 2107 N. Tamarind Ave., >West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Another non-profit organization that provides food and much more, such as rent help, financial assistance, clothing, and other support to low income and senior citizens.
  • Victory City Church is only occasional used by CROS. The address is 1163 W 20th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33404. Phone: (561) 260-5073
  • A limited use mobile pantry is at Legacy Church Ministries, 400 Jackson Ave, Greenacres, FL 33463. Call (561) 965-0363.
  • Haverhill Community Church is at 671 Haverhill Rd, Haverhill, FL 33415. Call (561) 683-2327
  • CROS Lake Worth Community Center is at 4220 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33461. Only assists qualified working poor families in the region.

 

 

 

Catholic Charities churches
Several churches in Boynton Beach, Pahokee, Palm Beach and other towns provide social services. There are free hot meals from soup kitchens, personal toiletries or hygiene supplies, soap, detergent, paper goods and other food assistance. Some also deliver free meals to the homebound and elderly. More on Catholic Charities Palm Beach County.

First Seventh Day Adventist Church of West Palm Beach
Food pantry address is 6300 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33415. Dial 561-351-6320

Extended Hands Community Outreach
528 Cheerful Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Phone - 561-832-8998

Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches
Church address - 4857 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Florida FL 33418. Call (561) 775-5900

Holy Name of Jesus Church – Call the church for meals, shelter, a soup kitchen and advice.
Address - 345 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415. Dial (561) 683-3555

Community of Hope
Mailing address 2341 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415. Appointments are needed. Call 561-965-4311
Based on donations and need, the client choice food bank may have fresh produce, paper goods like toilet paper or paper towels, rice, soap, and hygiene items like soap or laundry detergent.

American Legion Post 199
1020 11th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. Dial (561) 268-2618 or Call 561-324-0267
There is help for veterans and their families in Palm Beach County.

Gospel Prayer Band Church
Address of food bank is 420 Martin Luther King Boulevard, South Bay, FL 33493. Telephone - (561) 996-0580 or 561-983-3820

 

 

 

 

Salvation Army Centers
There are multiple food banks, soup kitchens, and Salvation Army feeding programs. Whether it is financial aid or free food from the pantry, this non-profit may help Palm Beach County families. They will also have personal hygiene items as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets or turkey dinners. Case workers also help the poor apply for SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers.

Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church Pantry
Location of this church pantry is 3730 Kirk Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Phone number - (561) 965-8632

First Baptist Church
17 NW Avenue B, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Call the pantry at (561) 996-5596 for hours.
Emergency boxes of food, fruits, milk, and more is offered from the pantry.

Ebenezer French SDA
Address: 725 S Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Call (561) 337-0301

Eglise Assemble Evangelique De Christ
Location is 1115 North Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Call (561) 860-4728
Spanish speakers, undocumented people and immigrants in Palm Beach County FL can get free groceries, clothes, and Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. All services are in Spanish.

St. Ann's Church
Address - 310 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Dial the church at (561) 832-3757
There may be  food, toiletries for the unemployed or homeless, laundry detergent, canned groceries, diapers and more.

Tree of Life Resource Center
The address is 2701 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411. Call 561-656-5601. Appointments are needed.
The non-profit has non-perishable food, toiletries, clothing, medical services, etc. for families or individuals in need.

Gateway Community Outreach
Address - 660 Royal Pam Beach Boulevard, Royal Palm Covenant Church. Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 333-0412 or (561) 793-1077 is the primary phone number. Call for hours.

First Baptist Church of Greenacres
Location - 201 Swain Boulevard, Green Acres, Florida 33463. Phone number of church - (561) 966-7531 or (561) 964-3115.
Food bank may pass out Peanut Butter, Canned Meats, Fruits, Diced tomatoes, Dairy, soap and other hygiene items.

 

 

 

 

Dot and Ruby Helping Hand
Address is 200 SW 5th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430. Phone - 561-983-3744
This is a meal site for Palm Beach. Sandwiches, lunches, dinners, breakfast, and other meals, including during the holidays. They feed the low income, poor, and needy.

Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach County
Food pantry and soup kitchen is at 1123 Crestwood Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Main phone - (561) 533-7227
Assistance, including free food, is for migrant workers, Spanish speakers, farm workers, immigrants and laborers. Free food, groceries, information on medical care or housing, and even financial aid may be offered. A major focus is on feeding migrant farm workers in south FL and Pamb Beach County.

St John First Missionary Baptist
600 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, Florida 33430. Phone number is 561-996-1474

Alicia's Family Service Center
The free food pantry is at 428 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Call (561) 853-4097
Get items such as Oatmeal, free emergency groceries, Canned pumpkin, ingredients and more. There are also health and wellness sessions.

Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center at Boynton Beach
The location is 212 E Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Call (561) 738-2060.
They help new mothers or pregnant women. Get free baby formula, clothes, cribs or car seats and more. There are WIC applications, diapers, healthy USDA food for the kids or newborn and other support. Single mothers can get free groceries too.

Bethel Church of God
Main address is 4320 S Congress Ave, Palm Springs, FL 33461. Dial (561) 964-5100

Children's Outreach, part of Palm Beach County Free Meals
9112 FL A1A Alternate, North Palm Beach, FL 33403. Call (561) 667-0378
They help feed children. Summer snacks, Feeding America weekend backpacks, information on USDA free breakfast or lunches and other help for kids and students.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Address: 1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee, FL 33476. Telephone - (561) 924-0184 or (561) 924-7305

Emmanuel Deliverance Church of God
Address - 1309 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. (561) 832-5148
Free food, meals, and assistance is provided. Call them for hours or to make an appointment.

Helping Hands of Boca
A number of social services are available from the locations below. Free food, groceries, rent or energy bill help, information on SNAP food stamps and other support. There may be free hygiene supplies like toilet paper or napkins. Or get cereal, peanut butter and jelly, rice and holiday baskets from the pantry. They also have Meals on Wheels for the disabled or elderly. Call 561-417-0913.

  • Boca Helping Hands, 1500 NW 1 Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • Boca Helping Hands Main Facility, Remillard Family Resource Center, 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • West Boca - Boca Glades Baptist Church parking lot, 10101 Judge Winikoff Road, Boca Raton, FL 33428
  • Boynton Beach First Baptist Church of Boynton Beach, 301 N. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
Location is 801 Eighth Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Phone - 561-832-8338

First Corinthian
A soup kitchen and free food bank is at 2826 Broadway 103, Riviera Beach, FL 33404. Call (561) 234-9489.
The poor, transient and needy can get assistance.

Good Samaritan Alliance Church of Boynton Beach
425 NE 10th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. Call (561) 843-1854
Get items such as cereal, bread, pasta, canned meat or fruit, rice, and/or potatoes. Or get applications to USDA benefits such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program for cheese, milk, bread and other items.

Hands Together for Haitians
Address is 25 S H Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Call (561) 533-5280
Get everything from free food to placement into housing, learn about green cards or work visas, financial help and more. The goal is to help the transition to the US, and giving food and meals is one part of that.

Siloe Baptist Church of West Palm Beach
The soup kitchen and free food pantry is at 1527 North Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
561-543-0490

Palm Beach Community Action
An anti-hunger and poverty fighting non-profit. Get applications for free vouchers from WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, USDA free school lunches at schools, Commodity Supplemental Food, Medicaid, and other benefits. More on financial help from Palm Beach Community Action.

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
Main address 418 S Sapodilla Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
561-833-1903
They offer a free soup kitchen. Clients may get a Food Box Distribution, Brown Bag, and USDA approved healthy meals. They also serve Thanksgiving turkey dinners in Palm Beach.

Hope in Action
14055 Okeechobee Boulevard
Loxahatchee, Florida 33470
Dial 561-753-2968
Programs in Palm Beach County help seniors, the low income, Hispanics, and others. Rice, Pasta, Spaghetti, Sauce, Bread, Meat, Peanut Butter, Boost or Ensure for the elderly and other assistance is available from the free food pantry and thrift store.

Community Caring Center
Address: 145 N.E. 4th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33425
Telephone number - (561) 364-9501
Programs are administered from this office to help people with food, financial assistance, and senior assistance programs. This includes gifts for children at Christmas and Thanksgiving and holiday meals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eglise De La Piere Angulaire
6246 S Congress Avenue, Suite H4
Lantana, Florida 33462
561-767-0765
The charity helps immigrants (documented or others), Hispanics, Latinos, and Spanish speakers. Food, groceries, housing, medical care and more.

Martha's Kitchen Soup Kitchen
Location is 231 N Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone - 561-582-7755

Lake Worth Burrito Project
Location - Lake Worth Burrito Project, Bryant Park
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
Dial 561-267-9692
Free breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner for the low income, lonely, families in poverty and/or homeless. Holiday meals too, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Be Encouraged in The Word Ministries
521 N Federal Highway
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
863-224-2067
An emergency food pantry is open on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Agape Church of Loxahatchee
Address - 13390 Okeechobee Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Phone number - (561) 792-2813

Nelson's Outreach Ministries
Main address is 251 W 11th Street, Unit 700
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone - 561-667-9177

Valley of Love Ministries
127 W Blue Heron Boulevard
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
For an appointment at the food pantry, call 561-502-8757

Lakeside United Methodist Church
Location is 1801 12th Ave. South
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Dial - (561) 585-7519. The church offers meals, clothing, counseling, and other resources for Palm Beach County families and people in the Parish.

Jesus and You Outreach Ministries
Location is 2831 Avenue S
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Dial - (561) 842-4276
A faith based charity. Emergency food, baby formula and even a thrift store is on site.

Care Ministry - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Address of church - 370 S.W. Third Street
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone number: (561) 962-6000

Oasis Compassion Agency
Location- 4888 10th Avenue North
Lake Worth, Florida 33463
Primary phone number - (561) 967-4066
A number of services and resources are offered for the low income. A food pantry is on site for meals and perishables items, as well as government surplus food.

Lake Worth Corps
Address - 4051 Kirk Road
Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Call (561) 968-8189 for hours and details on the pantry

True Fast Outreach Ministry
638 6th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone number - (561) 856-6273
Senior citizens and the homebound in Palm Beach may be given a hot meal, such as lunch. The charity also has non-perishable food, vouchers for the holidays, and referrals.

Holy Name of Jesus Church
Location is 345 S. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Dial (561) 683-3555. Limited hours are available for the needy.

Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches
4857 Northlake Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418
Phone number - (561) 775-5900

 

 

 

 

Christians Reaching Out to Society
Address is 301 1st Avenue South
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Dial the center at (561) 233-9009
The food pantry and clothing bank may have clothes, meat, laundry detergency, cleaning wipes, diapers and many other goods.

Holy Redeemer Episcopal Church
Location of the church is 3730 Kirk Road
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Call the church for food, meals, groceries, etc. at (561) 965-8632

First Baptist Church (Belle Glade)
Address is 17 NW Avenue B.
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Phone number - (561) 996-5596. Call for information on free or low cost food, perishable items and groceries.

Emmanuel Deliverance Church of God
Address: 1309 Georgia Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-5148

Union Missionary Baptist Church
3900 Broadway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-845-7320
A free food pantry and thrift store. They sell pots and pans, give out paper products, feminine goods, diapers, free infant formula, and other foods items.

Union Congregational Church
Address is 5088 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33415
Telephone - 561-686-0330

First Baptist Church of Greenacres
Location of the food bank is 201 Swain Boulevard
Green Acres, FL 33463
Dial (561) 964-3115
Assistance for the very low income ranges from groceries to fruits, vegetables, and surplus USDA commodities.

Servants of the Great I am Church
Location: 3822 Coconut Road
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Call - (561) 641-7845
Meals, food, clothing, and case management to low income and working poor.

Lakeside United Methodist Church
1801 12th Ave. South
Lake Worth, Florida 33461
Phone number - (561) 585-7519
Meals and boxes of food will be provided to the low income and needy in the region. Other basic needs, such as clothing, may be available or get referrals to assistance programs.

Families That Care
Address of program - 3701 Broadway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone number - (561) 594-9657

Oasis Compassion Agency
Main office address: 4888 10th Ave North
Lake Worth, Florida 33463
Phone number - (561) 967-4066

Open & Outstretched Hand of Jesus Ministry Church
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Call the church at (561) 968-1023 for the exact address and hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divine Church of God of Prophecy
Location is 2845 N Military Trail, Suite 17
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
(561) 502-9226

Palm Beach County Food Bank
Location is 525 Gator Dr
Lantana, FL 33462
(561) 670-2518
A region center. They offer referrals. Also, clients can learn about government resources such as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), free snack backpacks for children, or SNAP food stamps.

Community Food Pantry
Address: 141 SW 12th Ave
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 243-7634

Helping Hands Assistance Program
2930 Jog Road
Greenacres, Florida 33467
561-432-2417
A faith based Christian group. Whether Christmas meals or free bags of food, help is offered. Meat, dairy, baby formula for single mothers, and even financial aid or medical care.

Church In The Palms
3812 Jog Road
Greenacres, Florida 33467
Telephone - 561-967-2567

The Caring Kitchen
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-278-0918

The Soup Kitchen
8645 Boynton Beach Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Dial 561-732-7595
Free hot meals, sandwiches, lunches, blankets for the homeless and other assistance is given out.

St John Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 970 N Seacrest Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
561-732-2377

Community Outreach Foundation Mission
Food bank is at 135 NE 7th Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Main phone - 561-502-9721

The Rock Ministries
200 Dorothy Wilford Circle
Belle Glade, FL 33430
561-983-7403

St Gregory's Episcopal Church
100 NE Mizner Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33429
561-395-8285

New Beginnings Church
521 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561-659-6747

Club 100 Charities
425 Crescent Drive
Lake Park, FL 33403
561-601-8211
Volunteers help the poor and less fortunate. The free pantry may have Peanut butter, bread, nuts, baby formula, fresh fruit, milk, and more. Assistance is for immigrants and Spanish speakers too in Palm Beach County.

AMIGOS Drop-In Center
115 East Coast Avenue
Hypoluxo, FL 33462
Phone - 561-547-9258
A focus is on Latinos, Hispanics, immigrants (undocumented) and Spanish speakers. They give cultural meals too.

 

 

 

 

Heart Health & Healing Ministries
Location is 3600 Broadway
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
561-766-1769

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
21300 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd
Boca Raton, Florida
(561) 852-3333
Kosher meals are served and they also have a Meals on Wheels service run by volunteers. They help feed the elderly and Homebound in Palm Beach, regardless of religion. They also serve USDA meals from Emergency Food Assistance Program and USDA Commodities.

West Palm Beach Corps
Address: 2122 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Main phone number - (561) 686-3530
A food pantry is on site. They also can direct families in Palm Beach to thrift stores, clothing, and maybe even programs for paying bills. They coordinate with other local charity organizations as well.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
911 9th Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Call (561) 832-2101
May have food, groceries, and even other goods such as clothing.

Additional free food programs in Palm Beach County FL

To get more information on food assistance programs, vouchers from charities and free food pantries near you in Palm Beach, dial 954-518-1818. Several other non-profits, churches, and agencies provide emergency food boxes, meals, and groceries to low income as well as needy families.

Or staff help seniors sign up for Meals on Wheels, they help the poor get USDA programs such as free school lunches and other aid. As there is help in applying for benefits from the government to help feed a family. Find more details here on Feeding South Florida.

 

By Jon McNamara

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