Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH) has gathered information about local food programs in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. Different types of programs that provide food assistance are outlined below.
The TBNEH Hunger Gap Map can also help you locate food in Tampa Bay. Click HERE to access the Hunger Gap Map.
HOME-DELIVERED MEAL PROGRAMS
Home-delivered meal (HDM) programs deliver prepared meals and provide safety checks to those with inadequate access to food.
MEALS ON WHEELS FOR KIDS
Delivers lunchtime meal packs and groceries to children when schools are closed due to COVID-19 or summer break. Click HERE Meals On Wheels for Kids
MEALS ON WHEELS ST. PETERSBURG
Freshly prepared, hot and frozen meals are delivered between 10:00AM-2:00PM, Mondays and Wednesdays, to seniors and homebound adults in St. Petersburg. Click HERE Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg
MEALS ON WHEELS OF TAMPA
GREATER BRANDON MEALS ON WHEELS
Provides nourishing mid-day meals from Monday through Friday to those in the Brandon Community who are unable to serve themselves. Click HERE Greater Brandon Meals On Wheels
MEALS ON WHEELS EAST PASCO
Delivers hot, nutritious lunches with a warm loving smile to home bound people. Click HERE Meals On Wheels East Pasco
Meal programs provide prepared and hot meals. Often these sites have access to to-go meals/snacks, groceries, toiletries, and benefits assistance screening. *Please call or email food providers before going there, as information may have changed.
211 works to connect people to local charities and government organizations that are in need of assistance. Call 211 from any phone or text your zip code to 898211. Click here to visit http://www.211tampabay.org.
CALL THE USDA NATIONAL HUNGER HOTLINE
Hunger Free America operates the National Hunger Hotline on behalf of USDA. The hotline is a resource for individuals and families seeking information on how to obtain food. The National Hunger Hotline staff connects callers with emergency food providers in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services. The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Call the Hunger Hotline.
APPLY FOR SNAP
Additional food assistance is available through SNAP—Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Apply online at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida or call 866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323 (TTY 1-800-955-8771). Agents are available M-F 6:00AM-7:00PM, SAT 8:00AM-12:00PM.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutritional resources to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures. Families will receive money on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the school meals gap. To receive updates about the status of Pandemic-EBT benefits in your state, text “PEBT” to 97779. Log in to your www.myflorida.com/accessflorida account or call 866-762-2237 or 850-300-4323 (TTY 1-800-955-8771) to learn more. Agents are available M-F 6:00AM-7:00PM, SAT 8:00AM-12:00PM.