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.  To make a donation, mail a check to St Joseph Food Pantry, 2704 33rd Ave W  Bradenton FL 34205


Grocery Donations — Individual grocery gifts are always needed, especially peanut butter, canned meats and fish, cereal, and pasta products.

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Volunteer - The St Joseph Food pantry is staffed 100% with volunteers.  Come join our team and help feed those in need.

  • Volunteers to work at the Food Pantry on one or more weekday mornings from 9:00am till Noon, Monday through Friday to sort and shelve food.

  • People to do some heavy lifting and moving carts of food to various rooms and shelve boxes of food and help unload truck.

  • Also people who can sort a variety of food by type (instructions provided). Standing for long periods of time required.

  • If you are interested, please email to your contact information, or call 941-756-3732 and leave your name and contact information.

"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."


Planned Giving — Bequests in will or trust can be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry by contacting us at

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.

Recently we put out an appeal for food.  We found we are unable to order food from grocers as they are having problems stocking their shelves.  We had a huge response from those we contacted and we cannot thank you enough.  With your help, we now have enough food for April.  We are taking this one month at a time.  But be assured we are staying open to help those in need during this critical time.  The need is great.  We are seeing a large number of new clients in March and expect this to continue in April due to the unemployment situation.  

Manatee Memorial employee project to collect a mountain of peanut butter

Monday thru Friday 9am till noon.

Check HERE to see the limited Holiday Schedule.

What can you do to help?

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.

"For 2016, Feeding America shows that 13.2% of the Manatee County population suffers from food insecurity which includes over 14,200 children"

Saint Joseph Food Pantry does not discriminate against its customers on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.

Call us: (941) 756 3732 

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."     Mother Teresa

Mission Statement

To provide food to any individual or family in Manatee County who is in need.

St. Joseph Food Pantry

St Joseph Food Pantry Office

2704 33rd Avenue West

Bradenton, FL  34205