Food Drives

The Food Bank of Manatee is the only food bank located in Manatee County and the largest hunger relief organization based in Manatee County, helping our local neighbors in need.  In addition to our COVID-19 direct distribution to the community, Food4Families, The Food Bank of Manatee supports over 75 partner agencies in Manatee County who are on the hunger front line.  In order to keep the shelves stocked, The Food Bank of Manatee relies on businesses and organizations like yours to help feed food-insecure families. You can provide a great impact to Manatee County by teaming with coworkers/associates to collect more food.

Critically needed items include: canned vegetables, baby cereal & formula, canned fruits, mac ‘n’ cheese, peanut butter, jelly, boxed rice, boxed pasta, canned soups, canned meat, 100% fruit juices, breakfast bars, oatmeal, powdered milk, apple sauce, dried beans, trail mix, and healthy cereals. Please avoid glass containers.

100% of the food collected in Manatee county stays in Manatee County.

To start a food drive, call The Food Bank of Manatee at 941-747-FOOD (3663) or email Cindy at

Download The Food Bank of Manatee’s Food & Fund Drive Toolkit (PDF)

Do you have food that you would like to donate to The Food Bank of Manatee?
Click here for drop-off locations.

LECOM Volunteers
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