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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 75 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
Administration Building

811 23rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL  34208
8:30 am -5:00 pm
*Closed weekends;
Limited operations on holidays

Renaissance on 9th

1816 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL  34205
8:30 am -5:00 pm

*Closed weekends and holidays

Additionally, Non-perishable food donations for The Food Bank of Manatee can be made anywhere you see these yellow barrels. All Manatee County 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.

Manatee County Goodwill Drop-off Locations

Holmes Beach
3614 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-1082

Bradenton – Bayshore
1506 Bayshore Gardens Parkway
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 827-0012

4720 State Road 64 East
Bradenton, FL 34208
(941) 749-5905

Lakewood Ranch
9135 Town Center Parkway
Bradenton, Fl 34202
(941) 388-6985

Bradenton – Cortez
3465 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 684-0073

Lakewood Ranch
8750 East State Road 70
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 405-1850

Lakewood Ranch
2563 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 745-8459

7001 North US Highway 301
Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 729-6859

Manatee Ave
5512 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 795-0978

Bradenton – Corporate Campus
2715 51st Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 827-0064

1210 10th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 723-2824

Manatee County Public Libraries Drop-off Locations

Downtown Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-5555

Braden River Library
4915 53rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
(941) 727-6079

Island Library
5701 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6341

Palmetto Library
923 6th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 722-3333

Rocky Bluff Library map
6750 US Highway 301 North
Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 723-4821

South Manatee Library
6081 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

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 without the hundreds of volunteers donating their time to help sort food and pack crisis resources.

To learn more about The Food Bank of Manatee, call 941-747-FOOD (3663).

“This agency is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”