Active Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Food pantries are pinned in blue. Soup kitchens are pinned in red.  Download a list of the Food Pantries in Manatee County here.


About The Food Bank of Manatee

The Food Bank of Manatee is the largest hunger-relief organization based in Manatee County, distributing over 4.1 million pounds of food in 2018 to more than 100 local non-profit food pantries, agencies, soup kitchens, and social service organizations.

Food from The Food Bank of Manatee is distributed to individuals and families in need through one of our partner social service agencies. To work most efficiently, we do not provide food directly to the public from The Food Bank. Instead, if you or someone you know is in need of food, please call 211 or visit one of the agencies listed below, and they will help to get you started.

If an individual is over 60 years of age and unable to prepare their own meals, they may be eligible to receive home-delivered meals from Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

For more information,  call (941) 747-FOOD (3663).

In the midst of this unprecedented circumstance, we are working to fulfill the rising needs and costs of our programs to ensure essential nutrition is available to our home-bound seniors, children, and families who do not have access to meals.

We are beyond grateful for the overwhelming response from those interested in volunteering at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee! The numbers of those wanting to volunteer exceeds what we can currently accommodate due to the guidelines issued by the CDC. The needs in our community are great and will continue to grow. We encourage everyone interested in lending a hand to mobilize a non-perishable food collection or purchase items online to be delivered directly to us.

Specifically needed items: 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.

Click here for a printable flyer.


Critically Needed Food Checklist

All donations can be delivered or shipped directly to:

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.


The Florida Registration number for Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is #CH1420. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) or at within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.