COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Information
All Faiths Food Bank prioritizes the health and safety of our community, volunteers and staff. We are taking extra precautions around our facility, and we are prepared to respond to increased needs for food related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
All Faiths Food Bank’s mobile pantry program continues as scheduled. Click here for locations and times.
With a few exceptions, our network of 228 partner agencies and programs remains open. Find a food program here. We recommend calling before you go to confirm program hours and requirements.
Sarasota County Schools
We have partnered with Sarasota County Food and Nutrition Services to provide meals to children and families affected by the temporary school closures.
Any/all children 18 or under will be provided meals starting on Monday, March 23. The meal service will run Monday through Friday each week until schools reopen. The following locations will be open for drive-thru meal service:
Booker High School – 3201 North Orange Avenue
Fruitville Elementary School – 601 Honore Avenue
Garden Elementary School -700 Center Road, Venice
North Port High School – 6400 West Price Blvd, North Port
Atwater Elementary – 4701 Huntsville Ave, North Port
Parents and guardians can pick up a meal for their child from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM during the day. Children must be in the car for staff to verify in order for parents and guardians to receive a meal. The meals will consist of lunch, as well as breakfast for the next morning. Parents and guardians should follow the signs when entering each of the school campuses.
Boys & Girls Clubs
We have partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs to provide food to current club families.
Limited non-perishable and produce items will be packed into bags for hundreds of families to pick up. FAMILIES MUST PRESENT PROOF OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP.
Food will be distributed to Club families on a first-come, first-serve basis.
-North Sarasota County Distribution:
Wednesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 25, in our Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club parking lot (3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or until supplies run out
-South Sarasota County Distribution:
Friday, March 20, and Friday, March 27, in our Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club parking lot (6851 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port, FL 34287) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or until supplies run out.
We’ll share more details as they become available.
How You Can Help
Help All Faiths Food Bank prepare for increased hunger during this crisis
The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to increase food insecurity in our community. Closures of businesses and schools will affect lower-income families and people with hourly wages in particular.
While all support is appreciated, financial support lets us use your gift to meet the greatest needs. A donation of any amount helps us continue to respond.
Food drives and food donations
For safety reasons and to use our resources most efficiently, we will not be accepting individual food donations or food drives at this time. Your monetary support allows us to purchase the food to best feed our children and families.
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For Our Partners
You can read our latest communication to the network here. This includes recommendations for serving our community while protecting the health and safety of everyone involved in food distributions.
Volunteering and Events
The safety of our staff, volunteers and community remains our highest priority. We are taking extra precautions, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of our facility.
At this time, we are limiting volunteer opportunities. Please continue to check for volunteer opportunities here as they are needed.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have canceled the Walk to End Summer Hunger. To help feed children and families now and throughout the summer please click here.