Local Resources

Services for Homeless Related Needs

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. 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES

1-866-762-2237

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
Agents available
8am to 5pm Mon-Fri
1-866-762-2237

All Faiths Food Bank

941-376-0120

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
Email: lsantos@allfaithsfoodbank.org
Phone: 941-376-0120

Desoto County: contact our Outreach Worker, Delia Noyola
Email: dnoyola@allfaithsfoodbank.org
Phone: 941-376-0502

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

800-342-3556​

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

Mailing Address
Bureau of WIC Program Services 
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A16 
Tallahassee FL 32399 

ST WILFRED EPISCOPAL CHURCH

941-924-7436

Food Pantry
Thru December (excluding holidays)
Fridays 2-4pm
3773 Wilkinson Rd, Sarasota

DOLLAR DYNASTY

(941) 955-8091

Fridays thru December (excluding holidays)
9 am-2 pm

1922 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,
Suite C Sarasota, Florida 34234

TOUCHPOINT CHURCH

941-922-4434

Thursdays thru December (excluding holidays)
12-2 pm
7601 Clark Rd, Sarasota

Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center

(941) 365-1976

24 HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE

Resurrection House

941-365-3759

Day resource center for the homeless of Sarasota
Faith based organization

507 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
info@resurrectionhouse.org

New Life Worship Center

941-922-8444

Food Pantry
Thru December (excluding holidays)
Wednesdays 5-6 pm
2105 Worrington St, Sarasota

Friendship Baptist Church

(941) 371-2301

Clothes Closet
Call for info. 
5700 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232

Grace Life Recovery

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

Salvation Army of Bradenton

​941.755.3248

5328 24th Street East
BRADENTON

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.

Salvation Army of Sarasota

941-954-4673

1400 10th St.
Sarasota FL 34236

Open 24 hours

Second Chance-Last Opportunity

941-360-8660

1933 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Sarasota FL 34230
info@secondchancelastopportunity.org

Harvest House

(941) 953-3154

Homeless service in North Sarasota
INFO@HARVESTHOUSECENTERS.COM

Food Not Bombs Foodshare

Outside the Sarasota Salvation Army
Tuesdays 7:30pm
Full meal served, No Cost. Primarily vegetarian.

St. Martha Catholic Church/Caritas

941-366-5620

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.

Community Assistance Ministry

941-492-6384

C.A.M. is a Ministry of Trinity Presbyterian Church
4365 State Road 776
Venice, FL

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
10:30am-2:00pm

211

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

St. Paul Lutheran Church

941.955.6479

Emergency food assistance every Saturday from 9:00-10:30am.
2256 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota FL 34239

Glasser Schoenbaum Center

Food Pantry

Sept 7 & 21, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2 & 26, Dec 7 & 21
9-10:30am

1750 17th St, Sarasota

Church of the Palms

(941) 924-1323

3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239

Food Pantry
Serves Sarasota Documentation Required: Photo ID and SS# required for all members of the household

For Food Pantry information contact: Kathy Robinett, krobinett@churchofthepalms.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.

Caritas Food Ministry

Christmas Food Pantry
1661 Main St, Suite 200
Mon-Fri
thru December (excluding holidays)
9-11 am

Faith to Faith Ministries (@The Church SRQ)

217-652-4635

Groceries (no produce)
Sun Nov 4, Dec 2 11 am-12 pm
3675 Clark Rd, Sarasota

The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness

941-955-8987

C-1, 1750 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34234

Feeding for Christ

941-371-4735

Meal served every Friday 11am-1pm (No Meal on November 27)

Restoration Fellowship
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.

Pets Of The Homeless

775-841-7463

400 West King Street, Suite 200, Carson City, NV 89703-4221
info@petsofthehomeless.org

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota

941-366-6693

421 N. Lime Ave., Sarasota, FL 34237
info@mowsrq.org

Homeless Students and Education

Resources and Advocacy for K-12 and College Students Experiencing Homelessness

Sarasota County Homeless Services

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.

Child Protection Center

800.962.2873

24HR ABUSE HOTLINE

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