In the list below, we’ve featured 8 of the best food banks in Broward County, Florida. Continue reading to learn about them.
1. Blessings Food Pantry
The Blessings Food Pantry in Pompano Beach distributes food to Broward County individuals and families suffering from food insecurity. They run three days a week out of the Christchurch Methodist Church.
As a church-run organization, the Blessings Food Pantry are always in need of volunteers and donations. You can help out by serving at the pantry, collecting or donating food to the pantry, mailing a check to the church, or distributing food during pantry hours. Contact them to find out how you can help.
2. International Street Outreach
In Sunrise, the International Street Outreach program has been operating a food since 2000. Two Saturdays a month, individuals and families in Sunrise who are suffering from food insecurity can collect provide three days’ worth of emergency food consisting of canned goods and fresh meats and produce.
You can support by donating money to help purchase food from local supermarkets. If you want to donate food or volunteer at the pantry, contact them to find out how.
3. LifeNet 4 Families Emergency Food Pantry
What started in Lauderhill, FL, in the 1980s as a small group handing out sandwiches to the homeless has become an established charity educating and feeding those Broward County residents experiencing food poverty or insecurity. They offer emergency food boxes to those in desperate need of a meal.
Because what they do is so important to helping the community of Lauderhill and Broward County not only overcome food insecurity but also make the most of the food they do have through food education, LifeNet 4 Families is always looking for volunteers and donations. Contact them to find more information about the pantry, such as their hours of operation and what kind of food they offer.
4. Ryan A White Food Pantry
Established in 1987 in Wilton Manors, FL, the Ryan A. White Food Pantry at the Poverello ‘Eat Well’ Center has provided food bags to those Broward County residents living below the poverty line who also have a chronic illness such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, or kidney disease. Eligible participants must register and order a food bag online to collect a supplemental food box.
If you’d like to help the pantry in any way, you can register to volunteer or donate money towards the purchase of food to restock the pantry. If you need any other information or have any questions about how the pantry operates, you can contact them using the information here.
5. Community Enhancement Collaboration
In Hollywood, FL, the Community Enhancement Collaboration offer a drive-thru food bank every Friday lunchtime to those Broward County residents struggling with food insecurity. You don’t even need to bring ID, just show up in your car or on foot to collect a bag of emergency food rations.
You can help the Community Enhancement Collaboration by signing up to volunteer at the bank or donating goods or money to provide participants with healthy food. If you want to know more about the bank or what the Collaboration does, contact them here.
6. Fort Lauderdale Adventist Church Food Pantry
Every Tuesday morning, the Fort Lauderdale Adventist Church runs a food pantry for those living in Fort Lauderdale and suffering from food insecurity. Those in need can contact the church by phone or stop by during the church’s open hours to register their interest.
If you would like to donate or volunteer at the food pantry, you can contact the church pastor or message them on social media.
7. All Nations New Testament Church of God Fellowship
In Lauderdale Lakes, the All Nations New Testament Church of God Fellowship operate a food pantry from their church in an effort to assist seniors and families on low incomes. Eligible residents of the Lauderdale Lakes area can get support from the food pantry every month or only in emergencies.
If you’d like to help the All Nations food pantry, you can donate money to purchase new and fresh food for pantry; just go here and choose ‘Food Pantry’ from the drop down menu. You can also contact them to find out how to volunteer or donate food to the pantry.
8. Atlantic Baptist Church
Every second Saturday in Margate, FL, the Atlantic Baptist Church opens its food pantry for those in Broward County in need of food. There is no need to register as the pantry is available on a first come-first serve basis.
Atlantic Baptist Church is always accepting donations to help stock the pantry with nutritious food for distribution; just click here and choose ‘Designated Funds’ then type ‘Food Pantry.’ You can also volunteer to help organize and bag food for distribution; contact them to find out how.
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