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
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/
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.
Meal Sites for Drive-Thru Meals to help Pasco County Families
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
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
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
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.
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 Pantry located at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey has changed their days of service and will only be open Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 10 AM, drive thru service only. Distribution is once every 30 days. Our Soup Kitchen located at 10008 Moon Lake Rd., New Port Richey remains open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 12 Noon for distribution of take-away food only. There is no admittance into the building. Neither location is accepting donations of clothing until further notice. The Soup Kitchen is only accepting donations of sealed bags of bread and bottled water at 9 AM. Our Mobile Food Pantry services will be dropped off at the locations with the exception of the South Holiday Library Branch and the Hudson Library since libraries are closed. Our Brown Bag Service will continue to those who are currently registered. No new clients are being accepted at this time. Volunteers will be screened prior to picking up the boxes for delivery to seniors and will be dropped off at each person’s door. The Volunteer Way is a Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Summer BreakSpot site. Meals are available for children under the age of 18 and must be in the car at time of drive through. Distribution at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey will be on Tuesdays between 5:30 and 6:30 PM. Our Angel Store located at 7820 Congress St. is currently closed so that all of our staff can be at the warehouse preparing bags for distribution until further notice. Our staff is working hard to fill bags and distribute in parking lot each and every day to help put food on the table during this difficult time. For more information, call 727-815-0433 or visit www.thevolunteerway.org.
Metropolitan Ministries: Beginning March 23rd, M-F from 9:00am-5:00pm citizens can visit Metropolitan Ministries and drive into the parking lot and obtain prepackaged food boxes. Their address is 3214 US 19N, Holiday, FL and (727) 937-3268.
Mobile Medical Unit: The Pasco Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit is a medical office on wheels. The full-time staff includes a director, nurse practitioner and driver. The mobile medical unit operates during the day, between 4-5 days a week. We take healthcare directly to the community by visiting locations such as soup kitchens, food pantries, community agencies and homeless outreach programs. Due to COVID-19, our partners are rapidly making changes causing our schedule to change daily. At this time, it would be best to call for times and locations at 727-324-7823. We are unable to test for COVID 19. https://www.pascocountyfl.net/1645/Mobile-Medical-Unit
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