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
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
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
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