Find Food & Resources
We have a variety of food assistance options available across our 10-county region, like mobile grocery locations, food pantries, benefits assistance, and a job training program. Click through the sections below to help determine which service is right for you. If you still have questions, check our FAQ section at the bottom of the page.
Get Free Groceries For The Week
Receive fresh groceries from one of the neighborhood sites below, free of charge. Select your County from the drop-down menu or enter your zip code to narrow your search. Click on a calendar line item to find details, such as address and time.
Note: Some of the food we distribute is provided through government grants. Any sites distributing this product require completion of a form upon receipt.
Trinity Cafe is our free, full service restaurant for those in need of a healthy meal today. 365 days a year, our chef prepares fresh, nutritious dishes for our guests. Enjoy a 3-course meal with us on site or collect a meal to go at our Trinity 1 and Trinity 2 locations.
Add More Money to your Month
FoodPlus programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and WIC provide financial assistance for those unable to make ends meet. See if you qualify for these programs or find other resources in your area.
Sustain Food For a Lifetime
We are here to help meet your immediate food needs, and we are here to help you create pathways to food and financial security moving forward.
Jumpstart your health with Florida Nutrition Education courses - classes designed to help families and individuals make healthy food choices and maximize SNAP dollars.
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There are 2 main ways to find food in your area: mobile grocery locations or food pantries and soup kitchens. Mobile grocery locations and food pantries provide boxes of free groceries. Soup kitchens provide hot meals. Find locations for each in your area:
- Click Find Groceries Near You above and select your county from the drop-down or enter your zip code to find mobile grocery distributions in your area.
- Click Find Pantries Near You above, select your county from the drop-down menu or enter your zip code, and select A Hot Meal for Today for soup kitchens in your area or A Box of Fresh Groceries for food pantries in your area. Select a site from the list and call to verify location or serving hours.
Find Groceries Near You details all mobile food distributions in your area. These include FTB-staffed locations where our team hands out boxes of food, and all partner locations where we drop off food to a partner and they distribute boxes of food to the community. For this type of distribution, a refrigerated truck brings food to a neighborhood or central location to distribute at a set time. These distributions can occur once or can occur on a weekly or monthly basis.
Find Pantries Near You shows all of our food pantry and soup kitchen partners serving in your area. Food pantries typically provide boxes of produce and shelf-stable groceries, though offerings may vary by pantry. Soup kitchens typically provide hot meals. These sites are commonly situated at community centers, churches, or local organizations. Distribution and serving times will vary, so it is recommended to call each location before visiting.
Our FoodPlus team can assist you in signing up for financial assistance programs like SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and Medicaid. While our direct assistance is limited to food relief and related programs, we can connect you to a variety of other resources in your area. Click the See if you qualify for FoodPlus button above to learn more.
Yes! Our FRESHforce program is designed to provide you with certifications, soft skills training, and hands on experience to set you up for employment in the warehouse, CDL, or culinary industries. Click on the Apply to FRESHforce button above to learn more and apply to the program.
As a nonprofit, we rely on donations from farmers, retailers, government programs, local organizations, and the community. Types and quantities of product change based on availability, seasonality, and government grants. While our offerings are subject to change, we strive to provide well-rounded, healthy options for your family.
While the majority of our distributions do not require paperwork to receive food, some do. Paperwork is required for distributions that provide food from government programs. This information is used to determine how much food our area will receive through future government programs. Any information or paperwork our food pantry partners gather may differ by site. Similarly, paperwork is requested at some of our FTB distributions in hopes of understanding the impact of our services and may look more like a survey. This paperwork is used to alter our operations and better serve you.
If you ever feel uncomfortable with what is being asked or would like clarification on use of information, please do not hesitate to ask for a staff member or volunteer in charge at any pantry.
Yes. While our drive-thru distribution model is preferred at this time to protect the health of all involved, walk-ups are welcome. Please wear a mask if you are able to and observe social distancing whenever possible.
If there isn’t an easily accessible pantry near you, many of our food pantry partners may still be able to assist. If you reach out to us, we may be able to connect you with agencies in your area who can arrange for home delivery in extenuating circumstances or who may offer SNAP applications. Applying for SNAP may expand your grocery budget and help you access food benefits in your area.
Our distributions will take place rain or shine, as long as it is safe for our staff, volunteers and guests. Any cancellations, delays or closures due to weather will be noted on our website or through social media.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our distribution schedule can sometimes change last minute. Check the schedule daily to ensure operations are running as planned, or sign up for our texting service to be the first to know about these changes. Text FTBFYI to 833-530-3663.
Feeding Tampa Bay trucks are not present at all distributions. If you are unable to locate the distribution, please call our offices at 813-254-1190 and we will be happy to help.
Yes. Though some of our donated items are pre-packed, most of our distributions have additional stand-alone items that you can forego if they do not meet your dietary restrictions. Feeding Tampa Bay staff, volunteers, and partners will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions whenever possible.
We understand sometimes boxes contain more food than you can get through in a week. Please feel free to share with neighbors or family, or bring it to your local food pantry.
As food donations continue to fluctuate, please know that different items will be available at different times. Unfortunately, during this time we cannot guarantee specific food items, quantities, or categories. Our team continues to source whatever food we can and we are doing our best to provide a well-rounded box/bag of food for you and your family.
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