Volunteer - The St Joseph Food pantry is staffed 100% with volunteers. Come join our team and help feed those in need.
SUMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
St. Joseph Food Pantry is seeking 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.
Looking for people to do some heavy lifting and moving carts of food to various rooms and shelve boxes of food.
Also looking for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org your contact information, or call 941-756-3732 and leave your name and contact information.
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." Mother Teresa
How did we do in 2018?
Manatee Memorial employee project to collect a mountain of peanut butter
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.
"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."
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.
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.
Planned Giving — Bequests in will or trust can be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry by contacting us at email@example.com
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.
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.
Open Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Wednesday additional hours
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saint Joseph Food Pantry is an equal opportunity provider
St Joseph Food Pantry
2704 33rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
What can you do to help?
"For 2016, Feeding America shows that 13.2% of the Manatee County population suffers from food insecurity which includes over 14,200 children"