Food Distribution 

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Please check website for updates prior to attending any pantries- schedules are subject to change

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WEATHER ADVISORY:

During storm season, our mobile distributions may be affected by certain weather conditions such as thunder and lightning. In these instances, mobile pantries may be canceled. The safety of our staff, volunteers and participants is the most important factor in any inclement weather decision.

Food Distribution Schedules 

UPDATE:

Our Nokomis Park Food Distribution is reopening! Free food distributions in Laurel/Nokomis will be at Laurel Civic Association on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (Aug 12 this has been moved to Nokomis Park & Sept 9) from 9AM-10:30AM. and at Nokomis Park on the 4th Wednesday of the month (Aug 12, Aug 26 & Sept 23) from 9AM-10:30AM.

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.

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.

Registration: To register for Mobile Pantries follow instructions and link below.

You only need to register one time. This will reduce your check-in time when you visit a food distribution.

Once you have completed registration, you will be assigned a Client ID number. Write down or take a picture of this number and bring it with you to your next visit to speed up the check-in process.

All information provided by you in registration is private, and will not be shared with any individuals or outside organizations.

Register your household here

SNAP (FOOD STAMPS) Application Assistance: All Faiths Food Bank provides assistance to individuals in Sarasota and DeSoto counties who would like to enroll for SNAP benefits.

For Sarasota County: contact our Snap Outreach Specialist, Lisa Santos

Email: lsantos@allfaithsfoodbank.org

Phone: 941-376-0120

For Desoto County:

Phone: 941-379-6333

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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