The Food Bank of Manatee is operated by Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee as another way to provide nutrition and caring, supportive services to our community. The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization based in Manatee County, and has provided over 30 million pounds of food since 1985 for local children, families, and seniors.
The Food Bank of Manatee provides nutritional assistance and caring, supportive services to individuals in need throughout Manatee County by distributing food through over 100 local non-profit partner agencies and food pantries. Families in crisis situations can receive food packages on a temporary basis, as well as infant care baskets with formula, diapers, wipes and other baby essentials. Pet food also is available. Click here to get information on becoming a partner agency.
Donations can be made at any of the following locations:
Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
811 23rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
8:30 am -5:00 pm
Limited operations on holidays;
Renaissance on 9th
1816 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
8:30 am -5:00 pm
*Closed weekends and holidays
Non-perishable food donations for The Food Bank of Manatee can be made anywhere you see these yellow barrels. All Manatee County Public Libraries and Goodwill locations, as well as many faith organizations, have a yellow Food Collection Barrel and are regularly picked-up to put the food to use in our local community.
Host a Food Drive!
The Food Bank of Manatee is able to support its partner agencies mainly through the help of the community in Manatee County. An important component to the success of our programs is food and fundraising drives.
The Food Bank of Manatee would not have as much of an impact in the community with out the hundreds of volunteers donating their time to help sort food and pack crisis resources.