Nourishing Communities

Across our congregations, the call to support local feeding programs is resounding, and they are driven to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Among those, several congregations house on-site food ministries, offering sustenance through meals, packaged groceries, and more.  Each endeavor is a beacon of hope, embodying the Church’s belief in the power of nourishment to transform lives.

A List of Giving

Below, you’ll find a list of these inspiring missions and ministries, hosted within our congregations and open to the public. These offerings encompass a range of approaches, from community meals that foster connections to pantry shelves stocked with essentials that provide comfort.


The Lord’s Pantry

A mission of Christ Episcopal Church that is supported by the Christ Church Thrift Shop. Food is donated by members and the students, faculty and parents of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School.

415 42nd St. W.,
Bradenton, FL 34205



St. George’s Food Pantry

The St. George pantry serves many of the people in the Bayshore area between Sarasota and Bradenton. They are supported by the Food Bank of Manatee County, as well as a wide variety of community groups and neighboring churches.

912 63rd Avenue West,
Bradenton, FL 34207



Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Clearwater Food Pantry and F.E.A.S.T (Palm Harbor Food Pantry) – Food pantry and onsite thrift shop.

3200 N. McMullen Booth Rd.
(Countryside), Clearwater.



Jubilee Center

The parish’s Englewood food pantry is a key mission of the church; it is supported by the parish, the wider community and St. Andrew, Boca Grande.

401 South Broadway,
Englewood, FL 34223


Ft. Myers

All Souls Food Pantry

The parish operates a Wednesday weekly food pantry supported by the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Other churches support All Souls, including St. Therese Catholic Parish.

14640 N Cleveland Ave,
North Fort Myers, FL, 33903


Indian Rocks Beach

Beach Community Food Pantry

Calvary Episcopal Church’s Beach Community Food Pantry has been providing food for anyone who comes in since 2008. The pantry is run by parishioners and many neighbors from outside the parish, including the Rotary Club, local restaurants, the city of Indian Rocks Beach and local fire and rescue units. They also offer holiday meals to single mothers and the elderly.

1615 1st Street,
Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 33785



St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

The parish operates a food pantry in part of its parish hall.

1010 24th Avenue West,
Palmetto, FL 34221


Pinellas Park

St. Giles Emergency Food Pantry

The Pantry came into existence in 1977 when a member of the church expressed her need for food to the priest. They have fed over 500,000 hungry people in the Pinellas Park area. Although we service central Pinellas County, no one is refused, for any reason. Depending on the size of the family, they are given one or two bags of canned and dry foods that is a three-day supply. When extra donations are made we also supply bread, crackers, treats, and sometimes fresh produce. An ongoing on-campus food pantry for 30 years, open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Giles Episcopal Church.

8271 52nd St.
North, Pinellas Park.


Port Charlotte

St. James Food Pantry

They provide assistance to those in need from Charlotte County.

1365 Viscaya Dr,
Port Charlotte, FL 33952



St. Wilfred Food Pantry

This was a ministry of a neighboring church, which was moved when they could no longer support it. It offers frozen food, meats, fresh bread, as well as canned goods on Fridays at St. Wilfred’s Episcopal Church.

3773 Wilkinson Rd.,
Sarasota, FL 34233

Phone: 941-924-7436

St. Petersburg

Benison Farm

An actual farm behind St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, supporting local food pantries. A project of St. Augustine and St. Thomas congregations in St. Petersburg. They need volunteers year round.

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church,
2920 26th Ave. S.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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St. Petersburg

St. Bartholomew’s Food Pantry

The parish, on a visible corner of Route 19 in southern Pinellas, operates a food ministry out of their parish hall. They are also supported by other parishes in the St. Petersburg deanery, including St. Thomas, Snell Isle.

3747 34th St. South, St.
Petersburg, FL 33711



Transforming Lives for Christ

This is a ministry of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church encouraging the church family and others to provide the power of His word and a hot meal to those in need in the Brandon, Valrico, Dover and Plant City areas. We offer a free hot meal to anyone who needs a hot meal on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from Noon to 2:00 PM.  We are serving meals in our Parish Hall, at Dover Elementary, and at Bread of Refuge and Valrico sites as needs continue to grow. Our goal is to expand the ministry further into the community as the need increases.

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal
604 N. Valrico Road,



St. Clement’s Pet Food Pantry

The St. Clement’s People and Pets Ministry seeks to keep people and their pets together in these tough times. Through Pet Food Distributions on the third Saturday of every month, the ministry provides families with enough pet food to feed their pets for an entire month.  Each month, the pantry distributes one ton, or more, of food – feeding more than 350 pets.

These families no longer have to share their “people food” meals with their pets. With these distributions, neither families nor their pets suffer the heartbreak of surrender.


706 W. 113th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33612


Other Outreach Programs

In addition to food pantries, many of our parishes operate other comprehensive feeding ministries that respond to local needs.


Project FAITH – (Food And Information for The Homeless) Lunch Program

Weekdays, volunteers from St.Andrew’s pack and distribute 60 bag lunches to the homeless and needy living on the streets in downtown Tampa. This program is fully supported by donations from church members and their time shopping, packing and serving.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,
509 E. Twiggs St., Tampa.



Soup Kitchen

The congregation feeds the public on Saturdays. The program is through the Zephyrhills Senior Center.

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church,
5855 16th St., Zephyrhills.


Together, We Make a Difference

As we unite in these missions, we stand as a collective force for good, recognizing that a nourished body and soul can create a ripple effect of positive change. Our commitment to service extends beyond our walls, embracing the wider community with open arms. Whether it’s a hot meal shared around a table or a bag of groceries that eases the burden, each act of giving is a testament to our dedication to serving others. Through our food pantries and ministries, we offer sustenance to those who hunger for both physical and spiritual nourishment.

Joining Hands in Service

If you’re inspired by our mission and wish to join hands in serving the community, we welcome your involvement. Whether you have time to spare, resources to share, or simply a heart eager to make a difference, your contribution is valued and vital.

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