DeSoto Food and Resource Center

All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank serving DeSoto County and has provided programs and services in the community for more than 15 years. In May 2019, to help community members gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency, the food bank opened its doors to a Food and Resource Center, a one-stop shop where clients can meet with staff to assess their needs, receive or be referred to services, and receive emergency food.

Services include: 

-Extended days and hours for distribution, including evenings and weekends to serve those who cannot access other All Faiths Food Bank food distributions

-Free emergency food*

-Free application assistance for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), Medicaid, and TANF

-Group education opportunities

*If you attend any All Faiths Food Bank Mobile Distributions, there must be a 21-day gap of services in order to receive food at the DeSoto Food and Resource Center.

Opening Hours

   

JULY 

Mondays: 2:00 – 6:00 pm | July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

1st Saturday of the month: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | July 6

3rd Sunday of the month: 1:00 – 5:00 pm | July 21

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

Mondays: 3:00 – 6:00 pm | Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 | Sept 2, 9, 16, 23

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm | Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 | Sept 3, 10, 17, 24

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 | Sept 4, 11, 18, 25

Thursdays: 3:00 – 6:00 pm | Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Sept 12, 19, 26 (closed Sept 5)

2nd Sat of the month: 10:00-2:00 pm | Aug 10 | Sept 14

4th Sun of the month: 2:00 – 5:00 pm | Aug 25 | Sept 22

Group Education Classes

 

July 25th at 2:00 pm – Citizen Presentation hosted by Fl. Rural Legal Aid Services

July 31st 2:00 pm – Tax Clinic presented by Fl. Rural Legal Aid Services

Cooking/Nutrition Education 

July 17th from 10-12pm – Adults 18 years or older

July 24th from 2-4 pm – Adults with children 0-5

 

To register call Heather Ferjuste at 941.379.6333 x 21305 or email hferjuste@allfaithsfoodbank.org

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.