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 14-day gap of services in order to receive food at the DeSoto Food and Resource Center.

Opening Hours


Mondays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | July 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursdays: 2:00 – 6:00 pm | July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


For the health and safety of our staff and community, food provided will be pre-boxed items to grab and go

Group Education Classes


Due to social distancing, seats are limited. Masks are required to participate.

If you are feeling sick, please call to cancel. 

Citizenship Questions  hosted by FRLS –  July 9 | Please call to make an appointment

SNAP Education hosted by IFAS extension – 1:00 – 2:00 pm | August 3 | Must call to register 

Financial Literacy hosted by All Faiths Food Bank – 2:00 – 3:00 pm | July 20 – August 17 (5-week course. Must complete all) | Must call to register 

Elder Abuse Awareness hosted by Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida 12:00 – 1:00 pm | August 17 | Must call to register


For more information, call Heather Ferjuste at 941.379.6333 x 21305 or email


Social Services Schedule 


All onsite social services are currently postponed until further notice.

For more information, call Heather Ferjuste at 941.379.6333 x 21305 or email


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

1021 E Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266