United Way of Central Florida kicked off our new mobile food pantry distribution sites across Polk County on March 9. Each distribution provides 200 to 400 individuals with two weeks worth of fresh produce, meat and dry goods.
Thanks to a $253,000 donation from the George W. Jenkins Foundation and associated entities, what started as a twice a month mobile food pantry in Mulberry has become Polk County’s largest coordinated effort to reduce food insecurity.
Our mission is to improve lives and strengthen our community. Thank you to all of our partners for helping us achieve that mission and making these food pantries a reality.
United Way of Central Florida’s George W. Jenkins End Hunger Initiative food pantries are taking precautions to keep you and our volunteers safe.
For the complete food distribution schedule, click here.
MODIFICATIONS BEING MADE DUE TO COVID-19
*Information updated March 25, 2020
Most sites will remain open unless advised to close by government officials or Feeding Tampa Bay. However, Church Service Center in Bartow has canceled the March 26 and April 9 distributions. Those cancelations will not affect other sites on the same day.
Our partners at Frostproof Care Center, Mulberry Community Service Center, HELP of Fort Meade and Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine have implemented drive-through pantries for extra precaution during the COVID-19 outbreak.
More sites may utilize drive-through pantries in the future. This post will be updated with the most current information.
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