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Get fresh groceries from one of the neighborhood distributions below, free of charge. Select your county from the drop down menu or enter your zip code to see a calendar of all distributions near you.

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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.

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How To Find Food Near You

We have a variety of food assistance options available across our 10-county service territory, like mobile food distributions, food pantries, benefits assistance, and a job training program. Use the guidelines below to help you determine which service is right for you. If you still have questions, check our FAQ section at the bottom of the page.

Find Groceries Near You

Shows all mobile grocery locations in your area. Scroll to the calendar section below.

Find Pantries Near You

Shows all food pantries and soup kitchens in your area. Scroll to the calendar section below and click on the Find Pantries Near You tab.

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Opens opportunities for benefits assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and WIC. Scroll down to learn more and complete the interest form.

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FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions here. Don't see your question? Please send us an email at info@feedingtampabay.org.

How do I find food assistance in my area?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
What is the difference between Find a Distribution Near You and Find Pantries Near You?

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.

I need help in addition to food assistance. Can you help me?

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.

I need a job but am having trouble gaining employment. Can you help me?

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.

Why do the types and quantities of groceries I receive each week differ?

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.

Is any paperwork required to get food from a pantry?

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.

I don’t have a car. Can I still get food from a drive-thru mobile distribution?

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.

There isn’t a distribution or a food pantry near me and I do not have a car. How do I get help?

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.

Are distributions still held in the event of rain?

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.

How do I find out if the day or time of a distribution is changed?

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.

I’m at the distribution site and don’t see a Feeding Tampa Bay truck. What should I do?

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.

I have food allergies or medically confirmed dietary restrictions. Can I still get food from the distributions?

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.

I received too much food at a distribution. Can I donate it back to the food bank?

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.

I received more food last week than I did this week. What changed?

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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