Budgets can get tight around the holidays and sometimes we need some help. We’ve put together a resource list of local Orlando food pantries so you can bridge the gap or assist those in need.
The holiday season is a time of sharing. We share our homes, our food, our gifts, and our time. When you need someone to share with you, you can turn to Orlando food pantries to get a little help putting food on the table for you and your family.
Food pantries are also a wonderful place to give back if you’re looking for organizations that could use some extra hands. Volunteering and giving back to help those in need is such an important way to serve this time of year. It’s a habit that could stretch into the new year and beyond.
Here are a few resources to help you find Orlando food pantries near you.
Food Pantry Resources
FoodPantries.org – This organization is a crowd-sourced directory of Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and non-profit organizations committed to fighting hunger. Here, you will find information on organizations such as:
Southeastern Food Bank – This non-profit organization strives to provide food and a message of hope to anyone who needs it.
FreeFood.org – Helping people is what this organization is all about. If you know of a Food Bank not listed on their site, you are encouraged to add it.
FindHelp.org – A resource for anything you may need help with including housing, transportation, employment, and more, this website also has an extensive list of food pantries in the Orlando area.
United Way 211 – A toll-free way to find a community resource specialist in your area who can connect you with local organizations that provide critical services such as food programs and housing options.
If you’re looking for an organization to donate to for food and basic necessity items, United Against Poverty Orlando is on a mission to inspire and empower people living in poverty. Their Grocery Center welcomes donations of food and basic hygiene items. You can find more information about their Food Drive here.
Volunteering can be a fun way to give back, either with family, friends, or as an office activity. Feeding Florida offers many ways for groups, large and small, to help out.