Local Resources

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

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

1-800-342-3556​ Toll Free

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 

All Faiths Food Bank

(941) 497-9881

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

Dollar Dynasty

(941) 955-8091

Groceries

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

Groceries

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

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

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

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

St Wilfred Episcopal Church

941-924-7436

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

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