St Joseph School children deliver donations of fruit and tuna.
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Mother Teresa
St Joseph Food Pantry
2704 33rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Open Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Wednesday additional hours
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Volunteers help bag donated food for Thanksgiving
Saint Joseph Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider
In 2017, each month we served over 1,800 families which included more than 1,500 children. In addition, the pantry distributed over 550 toiletry and food bags to the homeless in Manatee County during the year. We couldn't have done it without the help of our volunteers, donors, and community partners. The pantry distributed over 500,000 lbs of food during 2017.
A supply of staple food items distributed each month can include canned goods, pasta, rice, bread, rolls, sweets, meat, produce, peanut butter and a variety of other items based on supply.
When school is no longer in session, children have less to eat. So during the summer of 2017, we also provided 1250 additional bags that included cereal, peanut butter, jelly, fruit bars, and juice.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the harvest. However, many families in Manatee County cannot celebrate this time without our help. In 2017 the St. Joseph Food Pantry was able to help 1000 families celebrate by distributing special bags filled with a ham or chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, fruit, and other traditional foods.
The only client requirements, are that they are residents of Manatee County and have a need for food . No person or family is denied because of race, religion or any other discriminating factor. We are also committed to accepting all volunteers and people we serve without judgment and allowing them to have a renewed feeling of self-worth.