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Free food banks, groceries and pantries in Volusia County.

Get help from free food pantries across Volusia County Florida that provide services to the needy, including free groceries, hot meals from soup kitchens and hygiene supplies. There are programs customized for senior citizens and others with special needs as well, including Meals on Wheels. Find where and how to get free food in Volusia County, Deltona, Daytona Beach and other towns. There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for more resources.

Among the resources offered at a pantry near you include free food, meals, groceries, Thanksgiving or Christmas help and other programs. Most of the food banks below will provide help today to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income, religion, and background.

A large number of the food banks in Daytona Beach and across Volusia County can help with other needs as well. For example, some of the centers offer limited assistance with clothing vouchers and bus tokens, holiday meals (Thanksgiving and Christmas), and personal toiletry products. Or clients can learn about state of Florida and federal government benefits.

The primary objective of the food banks is to respond to the emergency needs of hungry, low-income people, and homeless. They meet this goal through free food distribution. this pass out hot meals, diapers, baby food/formula, limited amounts of emergency Florida food benefits, and even offering cold weather shelter. They also provide case management, referrals, and help in applying for public assistance such as food stamps.

Agencies that give free food in Volusia County and that help feed hungry people

Saint Vincent de Paul of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church
Address is 1310 Maximilian Street, Deltona, FL 32725. Call (386) 320-3453
The homeless, immigrants, single moms and others can get assistance. There are also food backpacks for students during weekend. There pantry may have meat, non-perishable or canned goods and more items for the hungry.

Halifax Urban Ministries
All of the non-profit Halifax Ministry organizations (there are more listed below) offer a number of assistance programs to people across Volusia County Florida. Services include free food, meals, groceries, and perishable items. Other services include emergency shelter, very limited amount of assistance to pay for basic needs such as electric, rent, and medications (only if funding is available), and referrals.

  • New Smyrna Beach pantry is at 715 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168. Dial 386-428-1724
  • Ormond Beach location of Halifax Urban Ministries helps the poor, low income, hungry and homeless from a Location is 164 W. Granada, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174. Main number is 386-615-1326
  • Halifax Urban Ministries Located at Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127. Call (386) 761-2839
  • Location is 215 Bay St., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Phone number - 386-615-1326
  • Continue with Halifax Urban Ministries assistance programs.




Salvation Army of Volusia County
Multiple locations help low income families, the elderly and others. Free food banks and soup kitchens give meals or groceries. There is financial aid, fresh fruit, and personal toiletries as well. Thanksgiving turkey dinners may also be offered as well as Christmas holiday baskets.

  • 1240 S. High St., Deland, Florida 32724. Main number - 386-738-2406. A soup kitchen and free, client choice food pantry is on site. Other resources are a clothing closet as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
  • Daytona Beach Salvation Army - Social Services Office, address: 1555 LPGA, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Dial 386-236-2020. Case managers will also refer senior citizens to Meals on Wheels.
  • Food pantry Primary address - 663 Arnau Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, Phone number is 386-427-1532. The Salvation Army branches referenced above offer clothing closet, food pantries, meals, shelter, and maybe funding for bills. Assistance is focused on low income, seniors, and unemployed in Volusia County Florida.

Seventh Day Baptist Church
Food bank is at 128 Live Oak Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Dial (386) 317-2001
free emergency bag of groceries.

Journey First Baptist Church
Location is 975 Graves Avenue, Orange City, Florida 32763. Call (386) 775-3500
Free non-perishable food, including holiday baskets. Cereal, pasta, bread, soup, canned juices or met and more.

Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, Inc.
Address is 434 S. Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL 32720. Dial 386-734-8120
This center has everything from WIC or SNAP applications (from ACCESS Florida) to cash aid, Meals on Wheels and more. There is also a free client choice food pantry. There may be bread, pasta, canned or fresh meat and other shelf stable groceries.

First Assembly Deland
Address is 551 S Kepler Rd, DeLand, FL 32724. Call (386)736-2948

Pay It Forward Deland
Address is 250 N. Hill Avenue, Deland FL, 32724. Call (321)604-8002
A free food pantry for the low-income and struggling. However they do ask for donations in an effort to “pay it forward” to other hungry people. Get items such as free baby formula, pasta, canned tuna or chicken, Boxed stuffing, rice and more.





Vivid Life Church
813 flightline Blvd, Deland, FL 32724. Call (386) 837-1815

Deltona Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Address of 1717 Catalina Blvd, Deltona, FL 32738. Man phone number is (386) 789-7800

Emmanuel Seventh-Day Adventist
Main Address: 254 W Voorhis Ave, Deland, FL 32720. Call (386) 734-9541
Free emergency food boxes, canned groceries, counseling and support.

Prince of Peace Social Services
Main address: 600 Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Call (386) 672-5272 or 386-676-1695
Case managers can help Volusia County families facing hunger. Long term benefits may be applications to SNAP food stamps or surplus USDA food. The organization also has referrals to emergency pantries.

Deland Open Bible Church
A soup kitchen and pantry is at 2179 N Spring Garden Ave, Deland, FL 32720. Telephone - (386) 736-7100

Community United Methodist Church
Main address is 41 West Highbanks, Debary, Florida 32713. Call (407) 488-9616
A free food pantry as well as Access Florida applications, including for SNAP food stamps, WIC, or cash aid. There may also be clothes, hygiene supplies, and other goods.

New Heart Christian Center
The charity is at 1328 Hurst St, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. Call (386) 238-0050

Strong Tower Christian Fellowship
Location is 90 S Ridgewood Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Dial (386)675-5388

Living Faith Christian Center
2407 E Graves Ave, Orange City, FL 32763. For hours of the pantry, dial (386) 456-5200
The poor, homeless elderly and others in Volusia County can get help. Small clothing items or hygiene supplies, such as soap or hand sanitizer. Or get canned groceries, shelf stable foods, dairy and other stuff.

Church of God of Prophecy Deleon Springs
Main Address: 4721 Dundee Ave, De Leon Springs, FL 32130. For intake, call (386) 277-2167





The Mind of Christ Ministries, Inc.
Location is 1202 S Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. For the charity, dial (386) 281-3079
Whether  Peanut Butter & Jelly, or dairy or milk, the charity tries to help. The elderly and disabled may also seek Meals on Wheels, and they hellp during Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

New Smyrna Beach Sda Church
1910 Pioneer Trl, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Main number is (386) 423-4301

South Daytona Christian Church
2121 Kenilworth Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119. Call (386) 767-6949

St. Barnabas - Faith At Work Ministry
327 W. Wisconsin Ave., Deland, Florida 32720. Phone number is 386-734-9708
A free, hot meal or box of food is offered from the faith based charity. There are bag lunches, sandwiches and other goods too.

Saint Ann's Food Pantry
Location is 26 Dogwood Trail, Debary, FL 32713. Dial (386) 668-8270
A major focus is on helping seniors, the elderly, and disabled. There is also a free Meals on Wheels service in Volusia County.

Gifts of Love Community Coalition
Location is 820 West Park Avenue, Edgewater, Florida 32132. Dial (386) 423-5257

Community Cares Program
A weekly free food pantry is open. Address is 41 West Highbanks Road, Debary, FL 32713. For hours, call
(386) 668-4805
Free canned good, information on public aid such as SNAP food stamps or WIC, and more is offered. There may be vitamins, Meals on Wheels, free infant formula and other goods.

FROG Ministries Food Pantry of southeast Volusia County.
Address is 515 North Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, FL 32132. Dial (386) 957-3822

Epiphany Outreach
Address: 201 Lafayette St.
Port Orange, Florida 32127
Dial 386-788-4120

Community Assistance Program - Can refer individuals to local food banks and pantries, as well as grant and financial assistance programs. Applications are also available to benefits ranging from free school lunches to USDA commodities. Call 407-328-9900

Love Center
498 S. Yonge St.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Main phone number is 386-673-3438

Deland Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Address: 220 N Kepler Rd
DeLand, FL 32724
Main phone number: (386) 736-8833
Distributes emergency food boxes, clothing, and other help to the low income and needy.

New Hope Human Services
2855 Lake Helen Osteen Rd.
Deltona, Florida 32738
Call the pantry at 386-532-8291 for hours
Social services are administered, and has information on federal and state of Florida government programs such as WIC, food stamps, and school lunches.







Social Service Council of the Jewish Federation
470 Andalusia Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Call 386-672-0294

St. Clare's Catholic Church
Address of church is 2961 Day Rd.
Deltona, FL 32738
Call 386-789-2430

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Outreach - C.A.R.E.
Food pantry address is 4600 Belle Terre Parkway
Palm Coast, Florida 32164
Dial the non-profit at 386-597-3359 for hours and information.

More free food programs in Volusia County near you

For more information on free emergency pantries as well as other hunger prevention services for low income families, call 407-295-1066. Callers can also get advice on other hunger prevention programs, ranging from school lunches to free emergency pantries near you. Or get USDA benefits, food stamps, and other aid for as well as support children to referrals to soup kitchens in Volusia County.


By Jon McNamara


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