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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Fort Myers FL

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. - Fort Myers Food Pantry
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Details: Catholic Charities operates food pantries in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Clewiston. We partner with the Harry Chapin Food Bank for much of the inventory but also receive generous donations of food items from area Catholic parishes, caring individuals, and other organizations. Our pantries serve about 1,000 families per month and rely heavily on a cadre of dedicated volunteers who stock the shelves, bag the food, and assist with distribution.
Daniels Road Baptist Church - Soul Food Ministry
Fort Myers , FL 33912
Details: DRBC created the food pantry in 2009 as a way to reach out to the community to provide assistance to those in need of food. The pantry serves 60-70 families a week, providing meat, canned goods and vegetables; when available. We partner with Harry Chapin to purchase food at a lower cost. Through this partnership, for every $1.00 donated we are able to purchase $6.00 worth of food. f you are in need of food assistance; the pantry is open every Friday between 10 a.m. – noon. A driver’s license or state ID is needed to secure food.
Faith Fellowship World Outreach Ministries, Inc. - Food Pantry
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Details: The food pantry provides extra food to help supplement families in the church and community who are struggling to get by. All applicants must contact the church office to make an appointment and fill out a form to determine qualifications.
First Assembly Cornerstone - Sidewalk Soup Kitchen
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Details: Sidewalk Soup Kitchen Overseen by Pastor’s Jereme & Nyeshia Wilson.
Fort Myers Christian Outreach Center - Heavenly Manna Food Pantry - Clothes Closet
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Details: Food Pantry Operating Hours: EVERY TUESDAY 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & THURSDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM & 5:00PM – 7:00PM; Clothes Closet: EVERY TUESDAY 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & THURSDAY 11:00AM – 1:00PM. Hundred come every week and we feed them and clothed them… This ministry is supported by the partners at FMCOC. If you would like to be part of this partnership with a small monthly donation of $20.00 you will receive a hallmark DVD/CD. The food is purchased each week from Harry Chapin food distribution center, it is top quality and always fresh… God’s people deserve the best!
Fort Myers Rescue Mission
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Details: The Mission's Kitchen and Cafeteria serves up 300 - 400 meals a day - Three meal times daily, Four On Sunday!
Interfaith Charities of South Lee Estero/San Carlos Park United Way House
Fort Myers, FL 33967
Details: ICSL is a community service organization serving the residents of South Ft Myers, Estero, and San Carlos Park. The mission is to feed the hungry, guide the young, and aid the needy because we care. The major service provided is the community food pantry. In 2013 we provided food for 483 households which is 4,173 individuals. ICSL received 505,467 pounds of dry good donations from local merchants, HOA and church food drives as well as individual contributions. Since its founding in 1991, ICSL has grown at a significant rate to meet the increasing needs of the community. ICSL receives grants from United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties to assist in the payment of client utility bills, rents and mortgages. Other programs include connecting clients with available services. The VITA program is a free income tax return preparation service. In 2013, 425 tax returns were prepared, which netted $625,745 in individual refunds. Meals on Wheels delivered 3,403 meals in 2013. We continue to add programs as we are able in order to provide essential services that would otherwise go unmet. As the Estero/San Carlos Park United Way House, other UW partners are able to utilize our property to its fullest. Each week is busy with activities including teaching English as a second language and Money Management class by the University of Florida Extension Service, to teach budgeting, setting financial goals and becoming fiscally responsible. All of our programs are only possible through the availability of the facility purchased in the fall of 2008. We are thankful for the faithfulness of our supporters, staff, volunteers, and board of directors who demonstrate their compassion in many areas of service. Without them we would not be able to meet the needs of our neighbors in our community. 98% of our cash and in-kind donations received is used directly for program activities. ICSL’s continued success is directly dependent on our volunteers. Opportunities exist in our office and pantry for sorting baked goods, stocking shelves, and assisting clients that come for help. Volunteer drivers are needed for food pick up at stores, to deliver bread or hot meals. ICSL is also an approved service learning site for FGCU students and other youth that need to complete volunteer service hours. In 2013 volunteers recorded 14,254 hours of service. Without these volunteer service hours, that time would require 7 full-time positions at an estimated cost of $302,762. ICSL is where real needs are met by real people, that is people like you and me caring about our neighbors. We continue to be a lifeline for more men, women and children every week. We continue to need your support through your time, energy and finances to enable us to purchase food, fund programs and operational costs, purchase capital equipment and pay down the mortgage. FOOD PANTRY: Clients can recieve a 3-5 day supply of food from the FOOD PANTRY every 30 days. Items include dry, canned and boxed items and other non-perishable foods. Clients may also come every 7 days to pick up bread, sweets, and other perishable foods.
McGregor Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Details: The Food Pantry is another of McGregor’s ministries that services those in need. It is located at 3131 East Riverside Drive (off Palm Beach Blvd.) in Fort Myers. Click Here for a Map (opens in new window). Single persons, as well as families who are suffering from hunger, can receive a variety of groceries including canned goods, boxed foods, and frozen meats. The pantry is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30AM – 12:00PM (Noon), and reopens from 1:00PM – until 3:00PM. We request a printed form with your full name. (This is not a condition to receive food). The ministry also readily accepts food donations all year. If interested, donors can drop off canned goods or boxed food to the café located in the Faith building. Some staples always needed include peanut butter, jelly, and spaghetti sauce.
South Fort Myers Food Pantry Coalition
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Details: The South Fort Myers Food Pantry Coalition (SFMFPC) is located on the campus of the Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. In 2007 there were food pantries in other areas of the city but none located in South Fort Myers. The churches in this area were seeing an increase in the number of people seeking assistance. Two sizable donations were made; both designated to feed the hungry. Area churches of all denominations were notified, meetings were held and eventually the SFMFPC opened in July of 2008 with the initial support of ten churches. Support has grown and 15 churches and community organizations are involved. The pantry incorporated in 2010 and now has 501c3 tax exempt status. Presently we distribute food on Mondays between the hours of 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Community - Our Lady's Cupboard
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Details: Our Parish Pantry is open to help families in need of food Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 AM to Noon, and Fridays, from 2 PM to 4 PM.