Food Bank

The mission of the Free Clinic Food Bank is to serve as a central place for gathering and collecting surplus and donated food and distributing the same to those in need of food in our community.

Click here for a resource on How to Hold a Food Drive

“When we decided to incorporate Evangelism Outreach into our Ministry to meet the needs of those who live in poverty and who go hungry every day we thought of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank. We had heard great things about the organization and its staff and how they care about those in need.  We learned that they distribute food to a variety of community agencies which serve people in need; provide food to community partners, who would likely not be able to obtain a steady supply of food in other ways, nor would they have the space or equipment to store enough food to meet the needs of the people they serve.  

St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank has been a great help to us in meeting the need of those we serve.  New Covenant Baptist Church has a small membership.  Our participants are grateful for the variety of food they get.  There is no way we could service the number of participants who visit our food pantry on a monthly basis without the flow of food received from St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank!

Their willingness to share enables us to take up the banner to fight against hunger and feed hope to the community we love and serve.”

                Cynthia Glynn, Food Pantry Coordinator, New Covenant Baptist Church

Free Clinic Food Bank, the oldest food bank in Pinellas County, gathers donated food from distributors, retailers, wholesalers and growers. Community groups, clubs, churches, businesses and school groups collect food through food drives or collections and contribute to the Food Bank. Due to this generosity, the Food Bank is able to supply our community partner organizations with food for those in need. These organizations include three Free Clinic programs: Free Clinic Women’s Residence, Free Clinic Beacon House and Free Clinic We Help Services.

We take food donations anytime during working hours and at other times by appointment. DROP OFF FOOD DONATIONS ARE WELCOME during business hours.

What is the difference between a Food Bank and a Food Pantry?
A Food Bank distributes food to agencies and a Food Pantry distributes food to individuals and families. St. Petersburg Free Clinic is both. The Free Clinic Food Bank distributes over 1.3 million pounds of food annually free of charge to our Food Bank Partner Agencies. Free Clinic We Help Services includes a food pantry, which distributes food to families and individuals. See their page on our website or click here.

Glen McKelvey, Grainger Branch Manager, presents a check for $10,000 to Jane Egbert, St. Petersburg Free Clinic Executive Director and Ken Murphy (left), Director of the Free Clinic Food Bank

Doubletree Resort in North Redington Beach holds food drives throughout the year to support the Free Clinic Food Bank

Macy’s holds food drives and sends volunteers to the Free Clinic Food Bank

Sara Lee donates bread products on a regular basis

Our Food Bank Partner Agencies include:

  1. Adult Home Care
  2. ASAP–AIDS Service Association of Pinellas
  3. All Nations Seventh Day Adventist Church
  4. Beaming Hope Church
  5. Bethel AME Church
  6. Bethlehem Seventh Day Adventist Church
  7. Brookwood Florida Central
  8. CASA
  9. Center of Restoration of Prayer
  10. Central Christian Church
  11. Children Impacted by Incarcerated Parents South
  12. Clearview United Methodist Church
  13. Community Service Involvement
  14. Daystar
  15. Ebenezer New Testament Church of God
  16. Elim Seventh Day Adventist Church
  17. Emerge (Westcare)
  18. First Church of Nazarene Pinellas Park
  19. First United Methodist Church Pinellas Park
  20. Gateway Christian Church
  21. Green Chapel Outreach
  22. Greenview Manor
  23. Heaven’s Pantry
  24. Hope for the Homeless/Dream Center
  25. Impact Ministries
  26. In His Power Only Ministries
  27. Kind Mouse Productions
  28. Lighthouse Word of Faith
  29. Living Water Community Ministries
  30. Lutheran Apartments
  31. Mercy Keepers
  32. Mustard Seed (Westcare)
  33. New Covenant Baptist Church
  34. New Journey Fellowship Pinellas Park
  35. New Latter Day Deliverance Church
  36. New Life Worship Center Pinellas Park
  37. Northside Baptist Church
  38. Northwest Presbyterian Church
  39. Operation Attack — Lakeview Presbyterian Church
  40. Our Brother’s Keeper
  41. Park Place Wesleyan Church
  42. Pasadena Presbyterian Church
  43. Pathways Community Church Largo
  44. Pinellas Community Church
  45. Pinellas Hope (Catholic Charities)
  46. Prayer Tower Church of God
  47. River of Water
  48. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
  49. St. Giles Episcopal Church Pinellas Park
  50. St. Petersburg Seventh Day Adventist Church
  51. St. Vincent DePaul Society Soup Kitchen
  52. St. Vincent De Paul of Sacred Hearts Parrish Pinellas Park
  53. Salvation Army (4th Street South)
  54. Serenity United Methodist Church
  55. Sixty-Sixth Street Church of God
  56. Solid Rock Hands Up Ministry
  57. Starling School & Day Center
  58. Suncoast Haven of Rest Mission
  59. Touched by an Angel
  60. Trinity Lutheran
  61. Turning Point (Westcare)
  62. Wesley United Methodist Church

Free Clinic Food Bank, one of Florida’s oldest food banks, also serves as a distribution site for the USDA program.

Food Bank
863 3rd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida
( Get Directions )

Tel: 727-821-6574
Fax: 727-821-9263

Contact Us by Email

Hours of Operation

Mon: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tue: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed