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Food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries in Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County Florida food banks and pantries near you can offer assistance on a limited basis to qualified individuals. The type of programs and amount of support provided will very by charity, church, or non-profit. That being said, in general they can offer emergency food boxes, groceries, personal toiletries or free holiday meals. Another assistance in Tampa Bay may include applications to SNAP food stamps or client choice pantries to provide low income families the grocery shopping experience. Find details below as well as a free referral number at the bottom of the page.

In general, food can be distributed a limited amount of times per year. This will depend on the client’s needs and income as well. For example, some Hillsborough County establishments say that free food can be provided at most 6 times per year or such. Get access to perishable food, groceries, vegetables, fruits, and much more.

Food banks in Hillsborough County can not only provide direct aid. They are also a great community resource for the low income, and they can be a referral source for information for other services needed, such as assistance with bills, applications to free school lunches or food stamps and more.

Chapel in the Pines
4546 Kelly Rd
Tampa Bay, Florida 33615
Phone number - 813-884-5794
Churches are a great place to call for food, aid, referrals, help for bills, and general assistance.

Town and Country SDA Church
Location - 4926 Webb Rd
Tampa Bay, FL 33615
Dial - 813-230-2174
This is part of the Hillsborough County St. Vincent de Paul. Struggling residents of the city (and country) can get their nutritional needs met and basic supplies. Groceries, clothing, cleaning items, Christmas meals, and even free school supplies or toys.




McClain Group Homes
4608 Emerabld Street
Tampa, FL 33601

The Ark of Reconciliation
Main address - 9027 Lake Sunset Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33626
Pantry phone number - 813-323-8961
Emergency bags of groceries are passed out. The food is for low income families in the region as well as senior citizens in Hillsborough County.

Acts 29 Foccus
Address is 15932 Lake Magdalene Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33613
Phone number is 813-727-9484

St. Anne Catholic Church
106 11th Ave NE
Ruskin, Florida 33570
A free food pantry is on site. Based on donations, the pantry may have vegetable soup; canned meat; vitamins for the elderly; boxes of canned food; vegetable mix; peanut butter; instant milk and more.

Holy Trinity Presbyterian
Food bank and soup kitchen address is 350 S Hyde Park Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
For hours, call 813-259-3500





Northgate Baptist
Location is 1301 W Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, Florida. 33612
The pantry may have fresh produce, Cereal, soup,, meat, infant formula and more. Free household or hygiene supplies may be offered too, such as detergent, soup, and more.

Metropolitan Community Church
Location os 408 E Cayuga St
Tampa, FL. 33603
Low income families in Hillsborough County can get assistance. There are programs ranging from free Thanksgiving meals to turkeys, Ensure for senior citizens, canned goods and more. A soup kitchen is also on site.

Love First Christian Center
Address is 12847 Balm Riverview Rd
Riverview, Florida 33579
For hours, call 813-728-2046

Lighthouse Gospel Mission
7211 S 78th St
Riverview, FL 33578

Salvation Army Family Centers
There are a few in the county. Each has a thrift store and free food pantry along with financial help. Find free back to school supplies, Thanksgiving and Christmas meal boxes, food including baby formula, and much more. The locations help the poor, elderly, and less fortunate. Soup kitchens are also on site. Learn about Tampa Bay Salvation Army assistance programs.

Landmark Baptist Temple
6021 Williams Rd
Seffner, FL 33584
Telephone - 813-766-6983

St. George Coptic Orthodox
2112 W Rambela St
Tampa, FL. 33612
The pantry may have, based on donations and volunteers, Boxed or Canned Soups, Canned tuna or salmon, fruit juices, boxes lunches and other groceries.

ECHO Brandon
507 N Parsons Ave
Brandon, FL. 33510

Riverhills Church of God
6310 E Sligh Ave
Tampa, Florida 33617
For hours and intake, call 727-623-3046





Hands of God Ministries Inc.
Address is 2918 E 27th Ave
Tampa, FL. 33605
Programs include an emergency food pantry, soup kitchen, and clothing bank. They also deliver food or meals to the homebound.

Community Action Agency of Hillsborough County
There are two similar locations. Both are anti-poverty fighting groups. They offer applications to government aid, such as Commodity Supplemental Food Program or WIC. Or there is cash aid as well as USDA programs such as Summer meals. More on Hillsborough County Community Action assistance programs.

Plant City Foursquare Church
Food bank address is 2103 Mudd Lake Rd
Plant City, Florida 33563
Call 813-943-2620
Needy families (or individuals) in Plant City can get help. Free food, groceries, holiday food baskets and more items.

Northwest Church of God
Main address is 5131 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, Florida. 33624
Phone number is 813-961-7278

Guided Path Foundation
Main number is 8307 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
For hours, dial 813-952-4073

First UMC Seffner
1310 Kingsway Rd
Seffner, FL. 33584
Phone number is 502-432-7477
The pantry may have Filling, shelf-stable foods, groceries, Crackers, soup, Dry Beans, paper goods and other food items.

Faith Life New Testament
Location is 7401 N Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
Call 813-415-2249

Faith Focus CDC/Now Faith
603 Elnor St
Plant City, FL. 33563

ECHO Riverview
7807 Capitano St
Riverview, FL. 33578
The food bank may have canned goods, hygiene supplies, paper products, detergency, household cleaners, and personal toiletries for the low income in Hillsborough County.

Christlike Ministries
3011 Orient Rd
Tampa, FL 33619

Deeper Life Christian Center
Food bank location is 3300 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL. 33603
Phone number is 502-472-1041
The faith based charity helps the poor, vulnerable, elderly and others. There may be canned food, groceries, Canned tuna or salmon, information on WIC or SNAP, and other aid.

Santa Maria Mission
Address is 14004 N 15th St.
Tampa, Florida. 33613
The pantry uses donation from the community.

Crosswind Church
510 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL. 33603







Bay Chapel Food Pantry
20303 Trout Creek Dr
Tampa, FL 33647

Riverview UMC
Main address is 8002 US Hwy 301
Riverview, FL 33578
Food bags or boxes of free groceries are offered. Based on donations, they may have soup, meat (frozen or canned), milk or dairy, vegetables (fresh or canned), starches (cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes), bread, USDA approved foods, beans, snacks, and sauces. There are also Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes.

Belmont Heights Resident Estate
3540 N 20th St
Tampa, FL 33605

Bell Shoals Palm River
Location is 5415 Palm River Rd
Tampa, FL 33619
Main number is (813) 621-2058

Tabernacle of God Christian Church
Church address - 13302 Lynn Road
Tampa Bay, Florida 33625

Kaye Prox Food Bank
8401 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33626
For hours of the pantry, dial (813) 884-1232
Meals, surplus government commodities, holiday meals and gifts may all be offered from the faith based charity organization.

Bethel Temple Assembly of God
1510 W. Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33603
Phone number -813-238-2348

Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan
1502 A E. Humphrey
Tampa, FL 33604
The non-profit agency refers people to local food banks, and government programs like WIC and food stamps. Meals for children and teenagers are offered as well, including Christmas and Thanksgiving meals and gifts.

Christian Assembly
7809 N Orleans
Tampa Bay, FloridaL 33604
Provides help regardless of religion. Fruits, canned items, meals, and even baby formula may be available at the pantry.

Forest Hill United Methodist
904 W. Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, Florida 33612
Dial - 813-935-3200

Dress for Success
Address : 1705 N Howard Ave
Tampa, Florida 33607
Offers free/low cost new or gently used clothes. People who need clothes for work can take advantage of this program. It can also provides information on employment and job finding programs.

New Bright and Morning Star
1805 N Albany Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33607
Phone number - 813-766-4852
Support may be referrals to diaper and baby formula programs. Single parents and the very low income may benefit from the food bank.

Francis House
Address of the food bank - 4703 N. Florida Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33603
Call the charity at 813-237-3066

Zion Lutheran Church
Location - 2901 N. Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602

Homeless Helping Homeless
3010 N. Florida Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33603
Hot meals are available from the charity. The homeless may receive lunch or breakfast as well as gently used clothing, a blanket, or personal hygiene items.

Most Holy Redeemer
10110 N. Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
Call the pantry at 813-933-2859

Metropolitan Ministries
2202 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone number - 813-209-1200
A leading organization. A free food pantry is on site. Social workers can also help the working poor apply for benefits such as food stamps or locate shelter.

Bayshore Baptist Church
Address is 3111 W. Morrison Ave
Tampa Bay, Florida 33629
Call 813-253-3411
Food boxes, groceries, and more are passed out.

YMCA Community
Address - 110 East Oak Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Children can receive free summer snacks or meals during vacations.

Trinity Café
2801 Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
A free restaurant quality meal is served Monday-Friday 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. The meal tickets are distributed each day beginning at 10:30 A.M. You will need to have a ticket in order to enjoy the meal with Trinity.







Palm Ave Baptist Tower Inc.
Food bank address. 215 Palm Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602

Jesus is the Life
206 W. 131st Ave.
Tampa Bay, Florida 33612
Call this food bank for perishable items, groceries, and even referrals to government programs and agencies.

Hillsborough County Family
939 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
For details, call 813-209-0504
Provides free or low cost meals and food as well as referrals to low income families.

St. Luke Ame Church
Address - 2709 N. 25th Street
Tampa Bay, FL 33605
Dial the church at 813-248-6753

The Spring of Tampa Bay
P.O. Box 5147
Tampa, FL 33675

New Beginning Tabernacle M B
2208 Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
Call the non-profit at 813-431-0321
Free food, such as rice, beans, meats, and more are on site. Volunteers also refer clients to other financial support.

Abe Brown Ministries
Food bank location is 2921 N. 29th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
Services focus on the low income, senior citizens, and working poor. Call for food, financial aid, groceries, and other forms of support, including referrals.

Catholic Charity churches
There are several. Whether clothes, free food, or holiday meals (Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas), assistance is offered. They also help immigrants, the elderly, and single moms among others. More on Catholic Charities Tampa and Hillsborough area.

Amazing Love Ministries
2801 N. 17th Street
Ybor City, FL 33605
Main number is 813-340-6048
The free food pantry helps local families. Find groceries, hygiene supplies, rice, soup, cereal, and similar items.

Open Arms Urban Ministry Ybor City
Location is 1314 E 18th Ave
Tampa, Florida 33605

Manifestations Worldwide
Food pantry address is 3102 E Lake Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33610
Dial - 813-326-6614

St Peter Claver SVDP
1203 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
Offers meals, clothing, and perishable items. Free food for school aged kids, including meals and other aid.

Household of Faith
2725 N. 46th St.
Tampa, Florida 33605
Services range from Meals on Wheels to seniors as well as bags of groceries. Staff also refer people to job placement and similar services.

Faith and Truth Revealed
5012 E Broadway Ave
Tampa, FL 33619
Can provide limited amounts of food. Also has information on federal government and state of Florida programs such as food stamps and summer meals for children.





First Baptist Church
Location: 3838 N. 29th Street
Tampa, FL 33610
Call 813-248-6600
Programs in Hillsborough County range from clothing to free food from a pantry. There is also a soup kitchen on site for families in poverty and the underemployed.

Greater Mt Carmel AME Church
Address is 4209 N 34th St.
Tampa Bay, Florida 33610

Palm Ave Baptist Tower Inc.
215 Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

Hillsborough County Family
939 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
Various social services are offered by this non-profit agency. Programs provide help with bills and housing, food, shelter, and referrals to government assistance programs.

Trinity Café
1603 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
Food distribution phone number - 813-223-3781

Our Sisters Our Friends
1709 E. Genesee St.
Tampa Bay, Florida 33610
Call the food bank at - 813-965-5117
Women and children are some of the main beneficiaries of the food programs and services available.

Homeless Helping Homeless
3010 N. Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33603
Programs focus on the homeless and people facing eviction. There is free meals at the shelter, boxes of food, and a bed to sleep in.

Zion Lutheran Church
2901 N. Highland Ave
Tampa Bay, FL 33602
Phone number - 813-223-4658
The church provides meals to Tampa Bay area families. Food is provided during limited hors, so call for more information and hours.

Bible Truth Ministries
4902 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33610
Dial - 813-231-9177
Call the food bank at the phone number above. Free Christmas meals may also be served, as well as other holiday food baskets.

Commission Ministries
2017 N 60th St
Tampa, FL 33619
Regardless of income or background, apply for holiday meals, clothing, foodstuffs, and items like clothing or household products.

Open Arms Ministry of Hyde Park
500 W. Platt St.
Tampa, Florida 33606
The non-profit can offer meals to seniors, including the homebound. Other resources include information on benefits such as food stamps or WIC. They also offer surplus USDA commodities.





Francis House
4703 N. Florida Ave
Tampa Bay, Florida 33603
Telephone - 813-237-3066

Additional free food assistance programs in Hillsborough County area

In order to find the locations and phone number of additional food pantries in Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County near you, dial 813-254-1190. A number of assistance programs are offered including free meals, groceries, and resources such as summer snacks for students or home delivered meals for senior citizens.

By Jon McNamara

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