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).

 

Food Distribution

Mobile Pantries

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.

Food for children 18+ under in Sarasota and DeSoto

All Faiths Food Bank partners with Sarasota and DeSoto County Schools Food and Nutrition Services and Sarasota County libraries to provide food to children and families over the summer.

Children must be in the car in order for parents or guardians to receive food at the schools.

 

Sarasota County Schools 

Every Friday: 9AM – 1PM
Atwater Elementary School
Alta Vista Elementary School
Booker High School
Fruitville Elementary School
Garden Elementary School
Lamarque Elementary School
North Port High School
Wilkinson Elementary School

Sarasota County Libraries

Monday – Thursday : 10AM – 6PM Friday – Saturday: 10AM- 5PM
Elsie Quirk Public Library
Fruitville Public Library 
Gulf Gate Public Library 
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
North Sarasota Public Library
North Port Public Library
Shannon Staub Public Library
Venice Public Library

Monday – Thursday: 10AM – 8PM Friday-Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Selby Public Library 

DeSoto County Schools

Monday- Friday: 11:30AM – 12.30PM
DeSoto Middle School
Nocatee Elementary School

Monday- Friday: 11:00AM – 11.30AM
Louis Anderson Park

Monday- Friday: 11:50AM – 12.30PM
Casa San Juan Bosco

Food can also be collected at bus stops throughout the county.

How You Can Help

 Help All Faiths Food Bank prepare for increased hunger during this crisis

The economic impact of COVID-19 has increased 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.

Make a gift

 

 

Food drives and food donations 

To ensure the highest food safety standards for our community, we are not currently accepting food donations at this time.

We appreciate your desire to help. If you would like to make a difference, financial support is the best way to help. The needs are ever-changing, and a donation allows us to make purchases in bulk, and tailor our operation as needed in the coming days and weeks.

For every $1 given the food bank can purchase 5 meals.

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 

Volunteers

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.

News 

In the news 

For the latest news pieces featuring All Faiths Food Bank click here.

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