If you are aware of a homeless family or individual in need of services you can dial 211 or 941-308-4357. This is the intake and referral service for homeless related needs.
The Food Assistance Program helps individuals and families purchase nutritional foods needed to maintain and promote good health. The Temporary Cash Assistance program provides financial assistance to pregnant women in their third trimester and families with dependent children to assist in the payment of rent, utilities and other household expenses. The Medicaid Program provides medical assistance to individuals and families to cover or assist in the cost of services that are medically necessary.
Customer Call Center
8am to 5pm Mon-Fri
All Faiths Food Bank Foodfinder page gives links to food pantries in Sarasota County
Food Distribution Schedules
SNAP (FOOD STAMPS) APPLICATION ASSISTANCE:
All Faiths Food Bank provides personalized and confidential assistance with applications for SNAP benefits. If you would like to enroll and need assistance, please see contact info below.
Sarasota County: contact our Snap Outreach Specialist, Lisa Santos
Desoto County: contact our Outreach Worker, Delia Noyola
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.
Sarasota Office number: 941-861-2929
DeSoto Office number: 863-993-4601 ext. 117 or ext. 140
Bureau of WIC Program Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A16
Tallahassee FL 32399
Thru December (excluding holidays)
3773 Wilkinson Rd, Sarasota
Fridays thru December (excluding holidays)
9 am-2 pm
1922 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Suite C Sarasota, Florida 34234
Thru December (excluding holidays)
Wednesdays 5-6 pm
2105 Worrington St, Sarasota
The most unique recovery community in the 941. Mondays at 7pm, Pizza and refreshments provided at 6:30pm
Food pantry right after
The Nightlife Center,
2881 Clark Road, Unit 11, Sarasota
Thru December. Food Pantry (excluding holidays)
Thursdays 5:30-7 pm
5328 24th Street East
Hot meal at our Community Dinner. Doors open at 5 pm daily. No cost but we ask guests to pick up a meal card at our administrative office, located at 1204 14th Street West, between 1 pm and 4 pm.
Outside the Sarasota Salvation Army
Full meal served, No Cost. Primarily vegetarian.
Caritas is one of the largest community out-reach ministries. The primary purpose is to provide temporary, emergency assistance to those who find themselves in acute financial need.
Caritas is located at 1645 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34236
Volunteers can be contacted Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 941-366-5620.
C.A.M. is a Ministry of Trinity Presbyterian Church
4365 State Road 776
The mission of the Community Assistance Ministry (C.A.M.) is to meet the urgent needs of the residents of Venice and Nokomis, FL and the homeless, with dignity and respect.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
211 is a free and confidential service that helps people across the U.S. find the local resources they need.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Serving Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties
Emergency food assistance every Saturday from 9:00-10:30am.
2256 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota FL 34239
Sept 7 & 21, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2 & 26, Dec 7 & 21
1750 17th St, Sarasota
3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239
Serves Sarasota Documentation Required: Photo ID and SS# required for all members of the household
For Food Pantry information contact: Kathy Robinett, firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.924.1323
VETERAN’S PANTRY! Held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 9-11 am;
Please don’t arrive before 8 am.
Christmas Food Pantry
1661 Main St, Suite 200
thru December (excluding holidays)
Groceries (no produce)
Sun Nov 4, Dec 2 11 am-12 pm
3675 Clark Rd, Sarasota
Meal served every Friday 11am-1pm (No Meal on November 27)
5614 Richardson Road
Sarasota Florida 34232
Those in need can come on campus once a week for a nourishing lunchtime meal. Volunteers are needed for various activities including interacting and having lunch with the people who attend. We are soliciting donations of food, a refrigerator and freezer, a storage shed, picnic tables, etc. Contact Barbara Laidlaw at 941-400-2534 for info.
Resources and Advocacy for K-12 and College Students Experiencing Homelessness
The Office of Homeless Services’ mission is to ensure there is an effective system in place which engages and empowers individuals and families who have no home or are at risk of losing their home, to find and maintain stable housing.