School Grab and Go Food Locations: Pasco County Schools will expand their pre-packaged meal distribution from seven to 25 feeding sites and will now only be serving on Tuesdays, starting March 31st between 11am to 1pm. They are also using 16 school buses to deliver food to kids at the bus stops. Buses will be at each site for approximately 10 minutes, students are encouraged to arrive early. However, TUESDAY is the ONLY day they will be providing services. Students can pick up a bag of food with breakfast and lunch for 5 days. Feeding sites and routes listed above.
Breakspot Meal Sites
Lacoochee Boys & Girls Club | 10-11am
38724 Mudcat Grant Blvd, Lacoochee, FL 33537
Meal Sites for Drive-Thru Meals to help Pasco County Families
Tuesday: Beacon Community Church 9025 Star Trail New Port Richey, FL 34654 Meals served 5:30-6:30 PM https://freemealsbe; Volunteer Way 8061 Congress St Port Richey, FL 34668 Meals served 5:30-6:30 PM https://freemealvolunteerway.eventbrite.com
Wednesday: Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center 3624 Atlantis Drive Holiday, FL 34691 Meals served 5:30 – 6:30 PM https://freemealsholiday.eventbrite.com; First United Methodist Church 5901 Indiana Ave New Port Richey, FL 34652 Meals served 5:00 – 6:00 PM https://freemealsfumcnpr.eventbrite.com; The Crossroads Church 7975 River Ridge Blvd New Port Richey, FL 34654 Meals served 5:30- 6:30 PM https://freemealscrossroads.eventbrite.com
Thursday: Joining Hands Mission Church / Asbury United Methodist Church 4204 Thys Road New Port Richey, FL 34653 Meals served 5:30-6:30 PM https://freemealsjoininghandsthursday.eventbrite.com
Saturday: Joining Hands Mission Church / Asbury United Methodist Church 4204 Thys Road New Port Richey, FL 34653 5:00 – 6:00 PM https://freemealsjoininghandssaturday.eventbrite.com
Food Donation Drop Off Sites: Food items wanted: Cereal, Pop Tarts, Instant Oatmeal, Granola Bars, Bread, Peanut butter, Jelly, Soup, Mac n Cheese, Canned Pasta, Cheese & Crackers. Day Spring Academy 8330 Civic Drive Port Richey, FL Drop off at office Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm; Beacon Community Church 9025 Star Trail New Port Richey, FL Drop off at office Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 pm; Volunteer Way 8061 Congress St Port Richey, FL 34668 Drop off at office Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12 pm; Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center 3624 Atlantis Drive Holiday, FL 34691 Drop off at office Monday – Friday 10am – 4 pm; One Community Now Call 727-858-6117 to arrange for drop off or pick up at other times and locations.
Volunteer Opportunities: Crossroads Church – Wednesday Nights Serving Meals https://signup.com/go/iLvzJNJ; Holiday Lake Estates – Wednesday Nights Serving Meals https://signup.com/go/vegLHhs; Beacon Community Church – Tuesday Night Serving Meals https://signup.com/go/mmMktyq; Volunteer Way – Tuesday Night Serving Meals https://signup.com/go/ZkvBciE; They also have a comprehensive list of resources on their website under Program, under families, community resources. https://onecommunitynow.com/services/community-resources/.
The Volunteer Way: The Volunteer Way Food Bank is operating a “Drive-thru” system Monday – Thursday, 8am-10am to protect consumers and staff. The Volunteer Way is also a Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services “Summer BreakSpot” offering food Tuesdays only from 5:30-6:30 pm for children 18 and under. Children accompanied by an adult(s) will receive five meals plus beverages. www.thevolunteerway.org
Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco: We continue operating our normal hours (Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm) to serve Pasco County’s medically uninsured, limited-income residents. Applications for new patients are accepted Monday-Thursday from 10am-12noon and 1pm-2:30pm only. Download the application for new patients. We are offering telemedicine for existing patients only on a case-by-case basis. New patients can only be seen in-person.
Metropolitan Ministries: We are committed to continue to serve our most vulnerable populations. We are also doing our part in helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local, state, and national government leaders.
- Emergency Food Boxes: Family Support Center located at 3214 US HWY 19 N. Holiday, FL 34691 has moved to a drive-up service model, 10 am – 2 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are providing food boxes to all families, seniors and those in need.
- Emergency Shelter Information: We are temporarily not able to accept walk-ins for transitional housing. If you have questions or need to apply, please contact (727) 756-1955 or email at Intakedocs@metromin.org. You can also download the application on our website at metromin.org, on home page, clicking on Our Response COVID-19 then, Learn More. Scroll down to Emergency Shelter Information, then to download. It is important you include first and last name, working phone number, email address and best time to contact you. Please also include applying to Pasco.
- Financial Assistance: The financial assistance form should be completed online by going to ly/MetroMinGetHelp. Please submit this online form for a future prevention assistance appointment. This form can be used for any questions about utilities (water, electric) or rent.
Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit: The Pasco Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit is a medical office on wheels. The mobile medical unit is pleased to introduce telehealth visits, as part of our ongoing efforts to safely provide medical care while COVID-19 is circulating. Telehealth visits will allow us to provide medical care to patients remotely. It is our hope that this will help ensure continuity of care for patients and provide convenience to individuals who are now fully at home under these unfortunate circumstances. Please call (727) 324-7823, Mon-Fri 8:00-3:30 PM. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and suspect that you may have COVID-19, contact the Fl Dept of Health Call Center available 24/7 at (866) 779-6121. https://www.pascocountyfl.net/1645/Mobile-Medical-Unit
One Community Now- Pack A Sack: One Community Now has set up 7 meal drive thru sites where we are giving brown bag food plus a bag of groceries and pack a sacks for the kids. Below are our serving sites, our need for donations and volunteer opportunities.
Pasco Public Defender Mobile Hot Showers: The Public Defender’s office provides mobile hot showers to Pasco County’s homeless. Our shower trailers have 2 air conditioned stalls offering total privacy, a changing area and a sink. One mobile shower is at a fixed location: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County, 5652 Pine Street, New Port Richey. Our other shower unit travels to various sites throughout Pasco County. Please call for times and locations at (727) 324-7823. http://www.wearethehope.org/homeless_outreach.htm
Seniors in Service: TelePals
TelePals is a great resource for our seniors in providing them telephone reassurance safely – and it’s free! If you need a friend and see the value of receiving a call for the purpose of companionship and would like a compassionate person to check in on your well-being, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! If you enjoy, value and love our seniors, if you love listening to their great stories or heartfelt advice, if you love engaging in conversation and knowing that you are bring happiness to a senior simply by listening and caring on the phone – this may be the volunteer opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Please go to www.TelePalNow.org to apply to be a TelePal (A person who makes a phone call) or a TeleClient (A person who receives a call). This service provides telephone reassurance to isolated and lonely seniors and a non-invasive well-check from a mature, compassionate and responsible person that just wants to listen and love. All safety concerns are directed back to Seniors in Service Staff. Training, NSOPW background check and monthly crosschecks is requires for all participants.
Currently serving Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Must be 18 years of age or older.
The Thomas Promise Foundation: Thomas Promise Foundation reports a good supply of food to share from recent food drives and plenty of volunteers to distribute the food at this time. They are coordinating with Pasco Schools and with their current Operation Backpack coordinators to assist with getting food to children in need. They will be posting updates on their Facebook page. They primarily serve East Pasco. https://www.thethomaspromise.org/
Joining Hands Mission Church: We are still doing the breakfast on Sunday morning from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. Located at 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey.
St Vincent de Paul Our Lady Queen of Peace Food Pantry: We are open for food distribution only on Thursday 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Our address 5320 Shaw St, New Port Richey, Florida 34652