Free holiday assistance in Leon, Wakulla, and Gadsden County.

Free toys, holiday meals, and other Christmas assistance programs are available in the Tallahassee Florida region, and they support residents in the counties of Leon, Gadsden, as well as Wakulla. Low income families, single moms and dads, as well as senior citizens are among those who can get help at Christmas.

As many as 10 different organizations offer support in the greater Tallahassee region. The agencies range from charities to churches to the United States Marine Corps and their Toys for Tots service. The type and amount of assistance given out will vary by agency. But income qualified parents may be given some or all of the following:

-Toys, including dolls, games, trucks, small gifts, and more.
-Stocking stuffers for their Christmas stockings.
-Christmas and Thanksgiving meals or free food boxes.
-Companionship, including visits to seniors or the homebound in their home and a hospital.
-Other free programs also operate at Christmas, and free household stuff can be given too.

Trinity United Methodist Church
Address: 120 W Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone number: (850) 222-1120
The charity services a free Community Christmas Dinner. The homeless, anyone looking for food, and others can drop in for a hot meal served by volunteers or even basic needs (clothes, hygiene supplies, etc.).




Catholic Charities, NWFLT, Christmas Connection Program
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Churches across Leon and Wakulla hold this at different sites each year. Kids are given Christmas toys, seniors a meal, and other holiday help is offered too.

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
Main location is 615 Tuskegee St
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
For information dial (850) 575-2739
The program is known as Christmas Community Wide Give-Away. There are free toys, household supplies, and more.





Jacob Chapel Christmas Shoppe
Address is 2333 Lake Bradford Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 574-3150
Mostly clothes are given for kids of all ages.

Salvation Army
Main address is 2410 Allen Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 222-0304
The primary program is Angel Tree, and there is everything from free toys to games, Christmas presents, and much more. There are gifts for kids under the age of 12 and the elderly over the age of 65. It assists Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla County. Proof of ID, income, and more is needed.

Project Annie
625 W 4th Ave
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
(850) 222-6133
A free food pantry may have groceries, turkeys, and other items for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Hot meals are served too, and a good bag or gift card is offered.

Havana Kiwanis Club
Location is 7th Ave
Havana, FL 32333
(850) 539-2800
The non-profit is involved in Christmas Food Distribution. The charity gives free bags of Christmas food for struggling low income families in Havana.




Be A Santa To A Senior
2528 Barrington Cir, Ste 2
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Main phone number is (850) 297-1897
Seniors are assisted. They request supplies/gifts by putting the request on Christmas trees in designated areas. Wrapped gifts are offered as a result.


By Jon McNamara

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