Assisted Food Service Providers

Alachua County Social Services is partnered with the Alachua County Nutrition Alliance to provide you with the following list of assisted food service providers.  Some of these providers offer free food and some offer low cost food.  You can click on the pink numbers to find the name, address and phone number of each provider.  Below the map you will find the corresponding number to learn more about what each provider offers and the requirements needed to access each service.​​

  • Alachua County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services
  • 3700 NE 53RD Ave
  • Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Phone: 352-955-7537
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-955-7290
  • http://www.district.schoolnutritionandfitnee.com/alachuacps/
  • ​Hours:  County Office Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Service:  Free and reduced priced lunch in local elementary, middle and high schools for low income families; apply online.  Free breakfast and lunch provided at the school sites during the summer for all children between 1 and 18 years old regardless of enrollment.

    Required:  Apply for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits online

    Notes:  Each public school in Alachua County as well as P.K. Yonge

  • Archer Church of the Nazarene
  • 3327 SW State Road 45
  • Archer, FL 32618
  • Phone: 352-495-2291
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • ​Hours:  Food Pantry is open on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 2:00-4:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry:  Available every 30 days

    Required:  Names of household members and current address are requested.

    Notes:  Entrance is located in the Beeman Building behind the church. Take the ramp entrance up.​

  • Bethel Christian Church
  • 4600 NW 143rd Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-575-6099
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://bethel-christian-church.org/
  • ​Hours:  Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry and Delivery

    Required:  No restrictions

    Notes:  Call for other hours and delivery options​

  • Blessed Hope Foundation of Newberry FL
  • 25039 SW 1st Avenue
  • Newberry, FL 32669
  • Phone: 352-472-4160
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://newberryblessedhope.com
  • Hours:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

    Service:  Food Pantry, non-perishable and some perishable

    Required:  Initial paperwork, please bring photo ID

    Notes:  Please call for alternate hours if in need​

  • Catholic Charities - High Springs
  • 15 SE 1 Ave
  • High Springs, FL 32643
  • Phone: 386-454-1000
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 386-454-1000
  • http://www.catholiccharitiesgainesville.org
  • ​Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry - Available every 30 days.  

    Required:  You must have a picture ID (over 18); please bring social security cards for all family members

  • Central Florida Community Action Agency
  • 1405 NW 13 Street, Suite B
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-373-7667
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.cfcaa.org
  • ​Service:  Meals on Wheels for seniors and disabled in Newberry, Florida

    Required:  Initial application, photo id, social security card, income documentation

    Notes:  Call for availability

  • Community Praise Center
  • 303 NE 39th Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-372-8200
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-372-7045
  • http://cpcgainesville.org
  • ​Hours:  Monday - Friday; 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry - Available once a week

    Required:  Initial record form

    Notes:  Please call ahead

  • Compassion Outreach Ministries
  • 320 Southeast 43 Street,
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-373-1888
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-335-9684
  • http://www.compassionateoutreach.org
  • ​Hours:  Monday - Friday; 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry - Available three times a year

    Required:  Photo ID, name and address

  • Department of Children and Families ACCESS Office
  • 1000 NE 16th Avenue, Building J
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-955-5016
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-955-3217
  • http://myflorida.com/accessflorida
  • ​Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Service:  Food assistance (food stamps) application site; with full assistance lobby services

    Required:  Eligibility is determined by a caseworker after filling out an application

    Notes:  On the website you can apply for benefits, fill out a pre-screener, and find many locations to fill out the ACCESS application through the Community Partners link.

  • Dome of Resources Food Pantry - Mount Olive AME Church
  • 721 SE 8th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-378-9051
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-378-9498
  • ​Hours:  2nd and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry

    Required:  No ID or paperwork needed, but must fill out simple initial paperwork

    Notes:  Food Pantry may have meats, breads and dry goods, subject to their supply.

  • Downtown Ministry - Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • 100 NE First Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-372-4721
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-375-1797
  • http://www.holytrinitygnv.org
  • ​Hours:  Sunday, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Service:  Free hot breakfast - Sunday mornings. Food vouchers for local food pantries may be available through the Downtown Ministry that runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Required:  No paperwork required for breakfast

  • Eldercare of Alachua County, Inc.
  • 5701 NW 34 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-265-9040
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-265-9041
  • http://www.eldercare.ufandshands.org
  • Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry for walk-in seniors in emergency need.  Meals on wheels.  Private Pay meal plan $40.00 for a week.

    Required:  Food pantry requires proof that you are 60 years of age and a resident of Alachua County.  Elgibility process for Meals on Wheels and Private Pay.

    Notes:  Call with questions​

  • Feed My Sheep Ministries
  • Phone: 352-222-0072
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.feedmysheepmission.wix.com
  • Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.  May be available for emergency need outside of hours.

    Service:  Deliver food pantry items

    Required:  Eligibility determined when you call in.

    Notes:  Servicing NW Gainesville, call for availability

  • GAAP - Gainesville Area Aids Project
  • 3131 NW 13th Street, Ste 61
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-373-4227
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://gaaponline.org/services.html
  • Hours:  Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Service:  Hot meals for anyone who is HIV + or HIV Friendly and LGBT Friendly.

    Required:  No paperwork is required

    Notes:  Must be HIV and LGBT friendly​

  • Gainesville Community Ministry
  • 238 SW 4 Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-372-8162
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-372-8131
  • http://www.gcmhelp.org
  • Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Service:  1) Food Pantry - Available every 30 days; 2) USDA distribution on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am until the food runs out; food pantry closed during this time.

    Required:  Social Security cards, picture ID, Alachua County residence needed for the Food Pantry.  For USDA food you only need Alachua County residence.

  • Gospel Food Ministries
  • 3536 NW 8 Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Phone: 352-271-1115
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.gospelfoodministries.com
  • ​Hours:  4th Saturday of the month.  8:00 -10:30 am

    Service:  Low cost food boxes that can be ordered.  Low cost Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.

    Required:  No restrictions

    Notes:  If you order online you must bring receipt upon pickup.  If someone else is picking up the food for you, you must tell them in advance.

  • Hawthorne Assembly of God (King's Pantry)
  • 19815 SE Hawthorne Road (SR 20)
  • Hawthorne, FL 32640
  • Phone: 352-481-5255
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 386-684-1337
  • http://www.hawthorneassemblyofgod.com/
  • ​Hours:  Thursdays, 8:15 - 11:00 am

    Service:  Food Pantry - available every 30 days and may be available twice a month to residence within the 32640 and 32641 area zip codes.

    Required:  Proof of residence requested.

    Notes:  Please allow 15 to 30 minutes to fill out initial paperwork.

  • Iglesia Evangelica Bautista Church
  • 800 NW 40 Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-373-8845
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://iebgainesville.org/
  • Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am

    Service: Food Pantry at above address on Saturday mornings - 9:00 - 10:00 am, provides cooked and uncooked items. Sunday - hot meals provided at 6:30 pm at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 426 NW 2nd Street, Gainesville, FL.

    Required: No paperwork needed

    Notes: Spanish and English speaking

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • PO Box 5189
  • Gainesville, FL 32627-5189
  • Phone: 352-378-2030
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-378-2720
  • http://www.ihngvl.org/
  • ​Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Service:  Families involved in this program will be cooked for and taken care of during their stay.

    Required:  Must be homeless and have children under the age of 18.  Everyone will be screened to determine their eligibility for services.

    Notes:  Services are provided on a waiting list.

  • Iskcon of Alachua Hare Krishna Temple
  • 17306 NW 112th Blvd
  • Alachua, FL 32615
  • Phone: 386-462-2017
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 386-462-2641
  • http://www.alachuatemple.com
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Service:  Santa Fe College - lunch: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, $4.00 donation by cash or credit card requested for all you can eat vegetarian food.  Sunday meal - weekly 6:00 pm, free but donation requested.

    Required:  Open to the public, no identification needed

    Notes:  Santa Fe College site located near the bookstore in front of the S building

  • Kids Cafe' at Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
  • 325 NW 10th Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-336-0839
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.breadofthemighty.org
  • ​Hours: After School snack is generally around 2:30 - 3:30 pm at the after school site.

    Service:  Summer food service while school is out.  After School Snack program.  Please call for the full list of times and feeding sites.

    Required:  Must be under 18 years old

    Notes:  Director Joe Manasco

  • Krishna Lunch
  • 214 NW 14 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32603
  • Phone: 352-336-4183
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • ​Hours:  Monday - Friday; 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Service:  $4.00 donation by cash or credit card requested for all you can eat vegetarian food.

    Website: krishnalunch.com/about/what-is-krishna-lunch.html​

    Notes:  Lunch also served on the UF Plaza of the Americas:  Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

  • Lazarus Project
  • 3019 NE 20 Way Box 5
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-514-6417
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-338-3299
  • ​Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am -1:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry - available every 30 days

    Required:  Picture ID, fill out initial forms​

  • North Central Florida - WIC Program - Fernside Family Service Center
  • 3600 NE 15 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32609-2484
  • Phone: 352-225-4343 or 1-800-494-2543 or 352-392-6911
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.wic.ufl.edu
  • ​Hours:  1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mondays through Fridays, except 2nd Tuesday, am only

    Service:  Food Assistance checks for three months

    Required:  Pregnant, breast feeding, or had a baby within last 6 months; infant or child up to 5th birthday.  Must already be using Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance or meet the low income guidelines.

    Notes:  Recertification's by appointment only.

  • North Central Florida - WIC Program - High Springs Library
  • 135 NW 1st Avenue
  • Hiigh Springs, FL 32655
  • Phone: 352-225-4343 or 1-800-494-2543 or 386-454-7479
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.wic.ufl.edu
  • ​Hours:  Mondays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (closed for lunch)

    Service:  Food assistance checks for three months

    Required:  Pregnant, breast feeding, or had a baby with last 6 months; infant or child up to 5th birthday.  Must already be using Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance or meet the low income guidelines.

    Notes:  Appointments only.  Inside the High Springs Library conference room.

  • North Central Florida - WIC Program - Park Avenue
  • 910 NW 57th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Phone: 352-225-4343 or 1-800-494-2543
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.wic.ufl.edu
  • ​Hours:  Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm​

    Service:  Food assistance checks for three months

    Required:  Pregnant, breast feeding, or had a baby with last 6 months; infant or child up to 5th birthday.  Must already be using Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance or meet the low income guidelines.

    Notes:  Appointments only.

  • North Central Florida - WIC Program - Wiles Elementary School
  • 4555 SW 75th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Phone: 352-225-4343 or 1-800-494-2543 or 352-392-4017
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.wic.ufl.edu
  • ​Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:15 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 4:00 pm,;Thursdays 8:14 am - 4:00 pm; 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 8:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Service:  Food assistance checks for three months

    Required:  Pregnant, breast feeding, or had a baby with last 6 months; infant or child up to 5th birthday.  Must already be using Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance or meet the low income guidelines.

    Notes:  WIC is in Building #3. Recertification's by appointment only.

  • Office of Homelessness
  • 703 NE 1st Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 850-922-4691
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.alachuahomeless.com/
  • ​Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Service:  Restaurant food stamp program for the homeless

    Required:  Must be homeless

  • Project Downtown Gainesville
  • Phone: (561) 727-4030 (voice mail available)
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.pdgainesville.org
  • Hours:  1:00 - 2:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays

    Service:  ​Hot meals served every Saturday and Sunday on the street in front of Gainesville City Hall, 200 E. University Avenue, Gainesville; periodic assistance with toiletries, clothing, as available.

    Required:  No restrictions.

  • Red Cross
  • 1425 NW 6 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-376-4669
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-376-4267
  • http://www.redcrossncfc.org
  • ​Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Service: Pre-paid food card is given to qualitfying victims of fire or disaster such as a tree falling on your house

    Required:  Call to have someone come and assess your eligibility for this program.

    Notes:  This phone number is also an emergency contact number and can be called to receive service night or day.

  • Saint Frances House
  • 413 S Main Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-378-9079, ext. 305
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-378-1883
  • http://www.stfrancishousegnv.org
  • ​Hours:  Everyday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Service:  Daily lunch - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm requires police clearance.  35 homeless residents provided meals three times a day.

    Required:  You must obtain police clearance from the Alachua County Police Department

  • Salvation Army
  • 639 East University Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-376-1743
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Fax: 352-375-3235
  • http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_gainesville.nsf/
  • ​Hours:  Pantry hours - Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  Soup Kitchen hours - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 3:00 - 4:00 pm.  Feed Veterans the 1st Thursday of every month from 8:30 -10:30 am at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.

    Service:  Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen. 

    Required: Food Pantry requires photo id and short paperwork to fill out.  Soup Kitchen does not require anything.

  • Showers of Blessing Harvest Center
  • 2615 SE 15th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641-1440
  • Phone: 352-375-3589
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.showersofblessing.org
  • ​Hours:  Thursday, 12:00 pm

    Service:  Soup Kitchen

    Required:  No requirement

  • The Children's Table
  • 12969 SW 170 Street
  • Archer, FL 32618
  • Phone: 352-486-6525
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.childrenstable.org
  • ​Hours:  Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry.  $2.50 is requested as a donation to cover gas costs.

    Required:  Only the name and number of household members is needed.

    Notes:  You can call to receive food if you have an emergency need for food between distribution times.

  • Upper Room Church of God in Christ
  • 3575 NE 15th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-264-0006
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://Urwelcomehere.org
  • ​Hours:  Mondays, 9:00 - 11:00 am

    Service:  Manna Market Mondays Food Pantry

    Required:  No paperwork or ID needed, only your name.

  • Warriors for Christ - Bo Diddly Plaza Downtown
  • 111 E University Avenue
  • Gainesville, FL 32635
  • Phone: 352-246-6623
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • http://www.warriorsforchrist.tv/
  • ​Hours:  Sundays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    Service:  Soup Kitchen

    Required:  No restrictions

  • We're for Jesus Christian Center
  • 2222 NW 6 Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Phone: 352-226-2973
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • ​Hours:  Sundays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Service:  Food Pantry

    Required:  Nothing needed

    Notes:  Soup Kitchen will be held twice a month, call for hours.​

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If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.​

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