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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 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
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

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.

Volunteer!

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.

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

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


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.

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT…TOGETHER WE FEED MANATEE!

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 www.800helpfla.com within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.