Open Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Wednesday additional hours
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
How did we do in 2018?
What can you do to help?
Saint Joseph Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider
In 2018 we served over 5,300 families with 12,772 family members of which 4443 are children and 442 are veterans. These families visited the pantry and received food over 19,600 times during the past 12 months. In addition, we distributed over 550 bags of food and toiletries to the homeless of Manatee County during the year.
The amount of shelf-stable food we give our clients is based on our record of size of their household and on the amount of food we have on hand. Currently a family will consume the amount of food we give them in only a few days. Obviously we would like to give them more.
Each year when school is no longer in session, children have less to eat. In 2018 the pantry distributed 1420 additional bags of food during the summer that included cereal, peanut butter, jelly, fruit bars and juice.
"For 2016, Feeding America shows that 13.2% of the Manatee County population suffers from food insecurity which includes over 14,200 children"
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Mother Teresa
Cash Donations — We are classified as a 501(c)(3) charity, so donations are tax deductible. Your donation provides immediate support for needed food purchases.
Grocery Donations — Individual grocery gifts are always needed, especially peanut butter, canned meats and fish, cereal, and pasta products.
Manatee Memorial employee project to collect a mountain of peanut butter
Planned Giving — Bequests in will or trust can be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer - The St Joseph Food pantry is staffed 100% with volunteers. Come join our team and help feed those in need.
"In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure, equating to 40 million Americans including more than 12 million children. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life."
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the harvest. However, many families cannot celebrate this time without our help. In 2018 the pantry was able to distribute almost 1000 special bags filled with chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, fruit and other traditional foods.Type your paragraph here.
Spread the word — If you are a member of an organization or company that wants to do a community project, contact us to come speak at your next gathering/meeting for 10 - 15 min. to share our story.
St Joseph Food Pantry
2704 33rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205