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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Clearwater FL

Beacon Street Ministries, Inc.
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.278.2285
Details: The Outreach strives to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of God’s homeless, working poor, and unemployed population in Pinellas County. Through God’s blessings we provide a warm welcome, a hot meal, boxes of food, clothing, and his precious message of salvation. Volunteers serve approximately 600 meals per month on our streets to men, women, and children. In addition, volunteers distribute approximately 3,500 to 4,000 pounds of food each month to families in Pinellas County from the Food Pantry Program. The food pantry is open each Thursday from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. We serve all those in need and do not turn people away. Hot Meals Served on Friday Night at 6:00 P.M. on the corner of Pierce Street and N. East Street, Clearwater, Fl.
Countryside Cares - Helping Hands
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.724.1290
Details: Countryside Cares maintains the food pantry, Helping Hands as an outreach service to those in need. The program encourages and provides homeless and low-income families with the tools needed to become independent and productive members of the community. Access to provisions. Food & Clothing from the pantry is offered to: Individuals and needy families; Clients receiving Life Skills coaching who need assistance; Individuals referred from partnering service providers; Past clients who need further assistance. Helping Hands is stocked with donations from individuals and groups throughout the community and local food drives. Without this help, our shelves would be bare. Open to the Public: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 12 pm
First Assembly of God, Clearwater - UFO Food Pantry
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.581.4579
Details: Where can folks turn when they lose their job, have medical problems or other difficult situations? Who will help them when their income is inadequate to provide needed food for their family? United Family Outreach, fondly called UFO, is located in the little house facing Wyatt St. on the North side of our church property. Here volunteers touch dozens of families’ lives every week. Every Saturday, volunteers take the UFO van to pick up food from area stores and additional volunteers stock shelves when the food is delivered to the pantry. Every Monday and Tuesday at 10:00am, a group of volunteers, directed by Sally Bentley, greets counsels and prays with the neighbors in need. Each is permitted to “shop” in the “UFO STORE” to supplement their family’s grocery needs. It is precious to see people’s needs met and to witness when a family achieves solutions to their difficult times. Feeding America, once a month, brings a truck full of food to disperse to hundreds of people lined up to receive help. Food Pantry Open Monday’s and Tuesday’s at 10:00 am.
RCS Food Bank
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.443.4031
Details: The RCS Food Bank provides nutritious groceries to tens of thousands of individuals and families living throughout Pinellas County. RCS Food Bank distributes food to people at our Clearwater warehouse and delivers food to local food pantries, homeless shelters, domestic violence safe houses, soup kitchens and housing programs for the disabled and elderly to ensure access to food in the neighborhoods that need it most. Individuals and families may access services once per month, receiving 3-4 days worth of food for all household members per visit. We wish we could provide more, and we do during the holidays. However, with the high need in our community and our limited resources, we maintain inventory levels to ensure we can serve everyone who comes to our doors equally. With a focus on nutrition, we make every effort to provide healthy nutrient-dense foods, such as lean meats and fresh fruits and vegetables. While we rely on donations of nonperishables, RCS Food Bank also purchases perishable food to ensure we can provide nutritionally balanced food baskets. The largest demographic receiving food from RCS are children age 5-13 years-old. These developing bodies and minds need good nutrition for a successful healthy life. Over 50% of RCS Food Bank recipients are children under 18 years-old. Food Distribution Hours: Monday through Friday, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, Thursdays 12:30pm - 6:45pm
St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.441.3790
Details: The Soup Kitchen was established in 1982 to feed the poor and hungry in the Clearwater area. The first facility was in the Knights of Columbus building. Later, the Soup Kitchen moved to Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Calvary Baptist Church provided bus transportation from downtown. At this point the Soup Kitchen was serving 85 meals a day, and needed to move to a larger facility. A building was located in 1990 which permitted us to expand our food service as well as provide additional services to poor and hungry people in and around the city. The Soup Kitchen’s financial support comes entirely from private donations from individuals and groups. Although it is a Catholic lay organization, the Soup Kitchen receives support from people and organizations of all faiths. Much of the food served is donated by local supermarkets, produce stands, and bakeries. Vans from the Soup Kitchen pick up donated food three days a week, which is then stored in our walk-in freezer and refrigerator. Approximately two hundred people volunteer over 30,000 hours a year to enable us to serve nearly 60,000 meals. We are open seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing a hot meal which includes, soup, salad or fruit, hot entrée, bread, beverage, and dessert. Serving Hours: every day 8:30 am - 10:30 am; Showers: every day 6:00 am - 9:50 am (first come, first served); Laundry: M-W-F 6:00 am - 9:30 am (1 load per client)
The Salvation Army Clearwater and Upper Pinellas County - Clearwater Office
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.446.4177
Details: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.