Alachua, FL
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 19 food pantries in the Alachua area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Alachua , FL 32615

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Services:
Coupons.com is a free web service that allows users in Alachua, FL to print coupons for savings on brand name food and general purpose items they use every day. Coupons can be printed on your computer and redeemed at any local grocery store. This service stretches a family's food budget with real savings; making your food dollar go farther. There is no fee for this service and no registration is necessary.

Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Alachua , FL.

Area Served:
Alachua , FL



The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
-- Maureen Dowd




Trinity Metropolitan Community Church

13 Miles Away

11604 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 495-3378

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Services:
*Church welcomes gay, lesbian, transgender, bi-sexual and questioning individuals
*Participates in the the Gainesville Area AIDS Project (GAAP) by cooking and delivering meals, and in the TREE Project (Replenishment of Everyday Essentials), which provides household and personal hygiene products for persons living with HIV/AIDS and receiving disability or food stamps
*Offers support groups, spiritual counseling, and a food bank

Hours:
9am-5pm, M-F, Administrative Office



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Gainesville Area AIDS Project, Inc

13 Miles Away

3131 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 373-4227

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Services:
GAAP is a volunteer, paperless social organization for anyone infected or affected by HIV, offering community referrals, support and social get-togethers like movies, plays, trips, and meals. Free meals are served at noon on Tuesdays. GAAP also is a referral center for Ryan White Titles, HOPWA and PAC. Other services include condom distribution, literature, and outreach. GAAP administers the TREE (The Replenishment of Everyday Essentials) project, which provides grocery items that Food Stamps don't cover, such as toiletries.

Hours:
11am-2pm, Tu; Lunch served; 5pm-8pm F; Dinner at 6pm; Call and leave message for other services



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-- Buddy Hackett




Bread Of The Mighty Food Bank, Inc.

13 Miles Away

PO Box 5086
Gainesville, FL 32627
(352) 336-0839

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Services:
To coordinate the acquisition and distribution of food and basic essentials to the hungry and the needy through their network of non-profit, service agencies that provide directly for the needs of the hungry and the poor of their community. They also serve as the regional distribution site for USDA commodities. They also operate a Kids Cafe program.  They are a part of Feeding America, and have operated in Gainesville since 1987.

Procure & warehouse food and grocery items and basic essentials Distribute food and grocery items to their network service agencies and to individuals Distribute basic essentials to their network of service agencies and to individuals Serve as the regional distribution site for USDA commodities Train agencies personnel on USDA commodity distribution policiesProgram:Food-on-the-MoveBudget: $112,600Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: General Public/Unspecified Program Description: The Bread of the Mighty Food Bank (BOTM), Food-On-The-Move Mobile Pantry (MP) operation is an on-going and growing program. Originally, mobile pantry operations were initiatedto provide a needed outlet for USDA TEFAP commodities distribution into un-served and under-served communities.  In the past year, the mobile pantry has grown into a major venue for the distributionof the increasing amount of donated perishable, fresh, and high nutritional value product received from retailers like Walmart, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Performance Food Group and others.  With this added dimension, the “Food-On-The-Move” title was given to all mobile pantry operations from acquisition to distribution.  With the Food-on-the-Move Mobile Pantry Program, BOTM is evolving to meet the new environment of giving and to better meet the needs of the hungry of their community. At the front end of Food-On-The-Move operations is the pick-up of donations from retail/wholesale donors such as Walmart, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Performance Food Group and others.  At the destination end of the donations, BOTM conducts two types of Food-On-The-Move Mobile Pantry (MP) operations: - “drop & go” and “stay & serve.”  A “drop & go” load is simply taken to a host pantry site and unloaded for distribution by host-site personnel.  An average of 9 “drop and go” loads are transported each week.  The loads range from 800 to 2,000 pounds of a variety of food product and USDA commodities.  These loads are normally completed using a single truck, and there is no service or delivery fee to the receiving pantry site. “Stay & serve” is a traditional MP event conducted by BOTM personnel, often with local volunteer help.  The loads range from 850 to 14,050 pounds of donated and USDA product. A “stay & serve” event requires 2 box trucks, a van and a pick-up (when available) to transport product and personnel.  BOTM currently conducts ftheir and five “stay & serve” events weekly, serving 28 sites throughout their 5-county area during each two-month cycle.  Sites are located from 2 to 110 miles from the BOTM warehouse. Some sites are visited monthly, some every other month.  Each visit requires from 6 to 9 people to prepare and load product, drive, organize on-site activities, distribute the food and care for the people served.   Within Alachua County, there are 25 Food-On-The-Move sites serving thousands of Alachua County men, women and children.  5 of these sites are in low-income housing areas populated by seniors and the disabled.  An average of 60, Food-On-The-Move visits are conducted each month throughout the entire BOTM service area, most of which are in Alachua County. Historically, much of the mobile pantry funding came through USDA reimbursements for commodities distribution operations.  While USDA commodities continue to be received and distributed, the program has been cut back with fewer commodities and reimbursement fundingseverely cut for related operations. Fortunately, increasing amounts of donated food product have simultaneously become available from various retail and wholesale donors and back-filled the absent commodities.  But,there is a cost associated with the acquisition and distribution of donatedproduct, consequently the Food-On-The-Move Mobile Pantry Program was birthed.



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-- James Allen




Crossroads Pregnancy Center

17 Miles Away

19094 SW State Road 47
Fort White, FL 32038
(386) 497-4978

Services:
Faith-based center offering a variety of free services, including: pregnancy tests, options counseling, Earn While You Learn parenting instruction and resources, emergency diapers, formula and baby items, community referrals, and support groups.

Hours:
10:00am - 4:00pm Tues, Wed & Thurs

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-- Jerry Martin




Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. / Emergency Assistance / Bradford County

25 Miles Away

104-4 LM Gaines Blvd
Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-6696

Services:
Case management and support services to alleviate family poverty; referral to other social service agencies; assistance with utility bills and utility crisis resolution, rent; periodic distribution of USDA Commodities.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Eligibility:
Income guidelines; 125% of U.S. poverty guidelines and documented emergency; resident of the county.

Documents To Bring:
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The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
-- James M Barrie




Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. / Aging Program / Bradford County

25 Miles Away

104-4 L.M. Gaines Boulevard
Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-6696

Services:
Case Management and Respite; Homemaker, Personal Care, Emergency Alert Response, Medical and Major Appliances, Basic Subsidy; Assistance with utility bills, supply blankets, heaters and fans; outreach, information, legal assistance, relephone reassurance, congregate meal sites, home delivered meals, nutrition education and transportation.

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Eligibility:
60+ with level of care suitable for assisted living facility with Medicaid eligibility; 60+ years of age; 60+ years of age with household income after specified exclusions of no more than 125% of the federally established poverty income guidelines for the household size; Be a recipient of SSI and disability approved.

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Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.
-- Rumi




Clay County Council on Aging, Inc. / Community Care for the Elderly / Keystone Heights

28 Miles Away

125 Commercial Circle
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
473-7121

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Services:
Provides personal care, under supervision of a registered nurse, homemaking, medical transportation, home delivered meals, respite, companionship, chore and emergency alert response. Also offers adult day health care and case management.

Hours:
8:30am - 4:30pm / Monday - Friday.

Eligibility:
60 years of age and over, with physical or mental limitations restricting ability to perform normal activities of daily living.

Documents To Bring:
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Clay County Council on Aging, Inc. / Home Delivered Meals / Keystone Heights

28 Miles Away

100 Commercial Circle
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
473-7121

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Services:
Provides home delivered meals and nutrition education to elderly who are handicapped, physically or mentally, homebound, living alone, or with others, who need help in the preparation of meals.

Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm / Monday - Friday.

Eligibility:
60 years of age and over.

Documents To Bring:
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-- Reggie Leach




American Red Cross / North Central Florida Chapter / Suwannee Valley Branch

29 Miles Away

264 NE Hernando Avenue Ste 102
Lake City, FL 32055
752-0650

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Services:
Food and shelter emergency assistance program (FEMA) provides food vouchers and motel asistance to individuals and families in an emergency situation. Provides disaster relief as a result of fire, hurricane, flood, etc. Assistance includes food, clothing, shelter, medical aid, information and referral.

Hours:
9:00am - 3:00pm / Monday - Friday; on-call 24 hrs/
7days.

Eligibility:
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Documents To Bring:
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To the degree we can live without the things of this world, to that degree we are wealthy.
-- Peter McWilliams




Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. / Lake City

29 Miles Away

258 NW Burk Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 754-9180

Services:
Emergency services: rent, utilities, gas vouchers, food and prescriptions, Intensive Care Management, Emergency Housing assistance, Employment Mentoring

Hours:
7:30 a.m. to Noon Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Some income requirements/or unless unusal circumstances for ex: illness in family,spouse leaves, etc. Must be need. Provide social security cards for information for each memeber of family.

Documents To Bring:
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