Fort Lauderdale and Broward County Food Banks and FREE pantries

Get information on food banks in Broward County and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A number of non-profit organizations, churches and charities operate across the region and provide free food to the low income and needy. Some pantries near you also provide clients with additional services, such as Meals on Wheels for senior citizens or the disabled.

Each and every year tens of thousands of families as well as individuals across Broward County get some form of assistance from the food banks, emergency pantries, and soup kitchens. Many of the agencies coordinate resources with state or national food distribution distribution groups or other local charities and churches. Each organization is committed to helping as many people as possible feed themselves and their families. For example, learn about and get help applying for public aid from SNAP food stamps or WIC. Many of the food banks also provide clothing, diapers, baby formula, and Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts.

San Isidro Catholic Church

2310 Hammondville Road – (Martin Luther King Boulevard)

Pompano Beach, Florida 33069

Telephone: (954) 978-2302

Deliveries – Saturday Only

They operate a charity Food Ministry for the working poor. Free groceries and other programs are for residents.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.

1503 NE 26th Street, 2nd Floor

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Telephone: (954) 630-9501

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)

In addition to food, the agency may have assistance for basic needs such as rent or cooling bills. Clothing and gifts for children and the holidays may be available. Also programs focus on seniors in Broward County.

All Saints Catholic Mission

Address – 3350 Powerline Road

Oakland Park, Florida 33309

Telephone number: (954) 396-3086

Soup Kitchen is open daily, 4 to 5 p.m.

Open daily and provides meals and food.

Christian Love  Fellowship Church

Address – 801 SE 10th Street

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Telephone: (954) 428-8980

Food Pantry – Call for help or groceries. Dial for assistance, counseling, and information.

Gateway Community Outreach

701 NE 2nd Street

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Food bank phone number – Telephone: (954) 725-8434

Food Pantry – Call for hours & nearest location.

Offers various social service programs for the needy in Broward County. Some service includes baby formula, meals, clothing, and of course an onsite food pantry and thrift store. They also run a Homeless Prevention & Food Program.

Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church

153 NW 12th Street

Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

Telephone number: (954) 479-7113

Free Food Pantry

Hours of the facility – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (W & F)

Our Father’s House  Soup Kitchen

2380 Martin Luther Boulevard

P.O. Box 70

Pompano Beach, FL 33061

Telephone number: (954) 968-7550

Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry is on site. The hours of the center are Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:30 a.m. to  1 p.m. Hot and cold meals, case management, and shelter for the homeless and very low income.

Hopewell Missionary – Manna for the Multitude Food Pantry

890 NW 15 Street

Pompano Beach, FL, 33069

Phone – (954) 782-5778

Call for hours. Assistance includes groceries, baby wipes, and even diapers. Or learn about WIC vouchers to buy formula.

Intercession Food Pantry, Inc.

Location of non-profit food bank – 501 NW 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Phone number is (954) 881-1802

Jubilee of Praise  Ministry Church

Location is 4505 NW 103rd Avenue

Sunrise, FL, 33351

(954) 667-6011

Pentecostal Gospel Temple  Ministries

Address of center is 767 State Road 7

Margate, Florida 33068

Telephone: (954) 979-9999

Food Pantry from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-Th)

Aging and Disability Center in Broward County

As the name implies, they help senior citizens or the disabled. Free hot meals, food, recreational activities, and information on SSI may be offered. They also can refer people to Meals on Wheels services near them in Broward County or give out free ensure formula to senior citizens. More on food help from Aging center in Borward County

St. Ambrose Catholic Church

380 S Federal Highway

Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441

Telephone: (954) 427-2225

Food Pantry (Just Deerfield Beach)

Call the church to get information on when free food, meals, and perishable items are distributed.

St. Laurence Chapel

1698 Blount Road

Pompano Beach, FL 33069


Soup Kitchen is on site at this church.

Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Lunch: 12:30 p.m.

Temple Beth Orr

(Rabbi Gross Food Pantry)

2151 Riverside Drive

Coral Springs, Florida 33071

Dial (954) 753-3232

Food Pantry hours Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Also has holiday meals and gifts. Call for information.

Cooperative Feeding Program

1 NW 33rd Terrace

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Telephone number: (954) 792-2328

Food Pantry: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Soup Kitchen: Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & Sunday at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cross Road Food Bank

621 NW 6th Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Telephone: (954) 627-6900

Food Pantry: from Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Requires a referral. If you have one, you may receive help in applying for food stamps, emergency food boxes, and meals.

Mission for God’s Disciples

Location of the food bank is 641 SW 30th Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Telephone: (954) 244-6381

Food Pantry: from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday). There may be groceries as special Christmas and Thanksgiving food boxes and meals.

Bread of Life Food Pantry

(954) 435-7474

Food, free bay formula or diapers, clothing, and other support is available Clients can be veterans and single moms in Broward County.

County churches

Dozens of them may feed the hungry, poor, and less fortunate. Free food boxes, baby formula, hot meals, and other help is available. There may also be hygiene supplies and similar goods. Find more information on church assistance programs in Broward County.

AHM Church of God in Christ

744 NW 12th Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311

Call (954) 763-9945

Feeding South Florida

Location is 2501 SW 32 Terrace

Pembroke Park, FL 33023

(954) 518-1818

A regional outlet of Feeding America. they help with benefit applications including WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children or SNAP food stamps. They also help feed Broward County students during the summer and operate a free, client choice food pantry with formula, hygiene or cleaning supplies and more.

All Saints Catholic Mission and the Soup Kitchen

Address is 3350 Powerline Road

Oakland Park, FL, 33313

Phone – (954) 801-8283

Programs include a soup kitchen as well as free food bank. There is also a shelter on site for the homeless.

Broward Meals On Wheels

There are several locations. Volunteers deliver meals, both fresh and frozen, the homebound, elderly, or disabled. Most are low cost, but some are free. they also partner with stores such as Publix. 451 N. State Road 7, Plantation, FL, 33317, (954) 731-8770

Christ Church

Location of the Blessings Food Pantry is 210 NE 3rd Street

Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060

Call (954) 943-0404

Pantry of Broward, Inc.

610 NW 3rd Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Telephone: (954) 358-1481

Food Pantry  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)

A number of food resources are offered, including fresh food, meats, and canned goods. Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals and baskets can be provided.

Liberia Economic and Social Development Corporation

3220 N 24th Avenue Address – Hollywood, Florida 33022

Telephone number of pantry is (954) 924-3635

Food Pantry, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (M-F) Stop by or call the food bank to apply for assistance, government programs, and free food.

Povarello Center

Main address is 2292 Wilton Drive

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Telephone number: (954) 561-366

Food Pantry for AIDS/HIV Patients. The non-profit may also offer other support in Broward County, such as referrals to medical care and housing.

Salvation Army

1445 W Broward Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Telephone: 954.524.6991 Ext. 308

Food Pantry, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A leading charity organization in Broward County. Service include free food, groceries, and holiday meals. Other assistance can help pay bills, medical expenses, or rent. A thrift store may have diapers, baby supplies, clothing, and hygiene items. They also serve many holiday meals, and more on Broward County Salvation Army assistance programs

Seventh-day Adventist Church of Fort Lauderdale

850 W Davie Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Telephone: (954) 523-8334

Food Pantry, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (T)

Shepherd’s Way

Location is 1232 NE 26th Street

Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

Dial – (954) 566-2311

Food Pantry, Monday-Friday frm  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Soref Jewish Community Center

Address of the center: 6501 W Sunrise Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313

Telephone: (954) 792-6700

Food Pantry – Anyone in need is eligible but must call for appointment.
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (appt.), Wednesday, Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  (pick up food by appointment). Call this Fort Lauderdale facility for free food.

Family Success Centers are located across Broward County. While housing is a focus, they can also refer clients to public aid, including SNAP food stamps. Or maybe give out a box of groceries or free household cleaning supplies. Locations are in Hollywood, Coral Springs, and other places. More on Family Success Centers Broward County.

St. George Roman Catholic Church

3640 NW 8th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Telephone: (954) 583-5892

Food Bank and Pantry phone number, Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stop by the church for government surplus food and guidance. Get help regardless of background.

Sunrise Senior Center

10650 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Florida 33351

Telephone: (954) 746-3670

Food Pantry, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Meals on Wheels service is available for the elderly in the immediate vicinity. They also operate congregate meal sites, can provide transportation, and applications to USDA services.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church

1301 SW 136th Avenue

Davie, Florida 33325

Telephone: (954) 424-9504

Food Pantry—Only for Davie Residents

Only these local residents can get assistance.

Full Gospel Church

Address – 2201 NE 19th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33305

Phone – (954) 537-2067

Jubilee Of Praise Ministry Church

Location is 4505 NW 103rd Ave

Sunrise, Florida, 33351

Call (954) 667-6011

Gulf Stream

Regardless of religion, the faith based charity may be able to help. A pantry has canned goods, paper products, personal hygiene items, and fresh fruits. They help Spanish speakers, Cuban and

other immigrants. They have an emergency service as well.

3420 Davie Blvd, Davie, FL, 33312, (954) 687-3606

6060 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL, dial (954) 972-3321

4850 West Atlantic Blvd, Margate, Florida, 33063, main number is (954) 974-8900

1708 North 60th Avenue,, Hollywood, Florida, 33021, call (954) 322-4327

1037-9 NE 3rd Avene Immanuel Baptist Church, Oakland Park, FL, 33304, (954) 763-7282
Address is 1501 Riverland Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312, call (954) 583-9283
3751 Sheridan Blvd, Hollywood, FL, 33020, (954) 961-4250

Austin Hepburn Senior Mini Center

750 NW 8th Avenue Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 Telephone: (954) 457-1460 Food pantry (Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Park, West Park, Dania Beach and Miramar) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or emergency as needed. Bread of Life Feeding Program

3300 NW 9th Avenue Oakland Park, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 566-3411 Food Pantry/Bank, Tu & Th, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (services South Broward County)Parkway United Methodist Church 100 NE 44th Street Pompano Beach, FL, 33064 Telephone – (954) 942-8310 Omega Church Thrift Shop and Food Pantry

5601 N State Rd 7., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33319(954) 773 377 Many free items may be sold or passed out. This includes Boxed Pastas, baby formula, pots or pans, utensils, Peanut Butter, bread, meats, dairy, yogurt, and many other groceries.

St. Vincent

1211 NE 4th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304 Phone – (954) 462-0716. A free food pantry and thrift store is on site. Volunteers and restaurants donate goods. Struggling families from Broward County may receive fruits, canned goods, milk, detergent, free personal cleaning supplies, and more. There are also school supplies and snacks for children. They help immigrants and Spanish speakers too.

Ease Foundation, 4300 SW 57th Avenue Davie, Florida 33314 Primary telephone: (954) 797-1077 Food Pantry, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hope Outreach Center

4700 SW 64th Avenue, Suite A Davie, Florida 33314 Telephone: (954) 321-9158 Food Pantry 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday – Thursday) Another all inclusive non-profit assistance organization. Apply for food, meals, and groceries. Programs for school children including clothes and food offered too. Also learn about low income housing and utility help.

Jubilee Center of South Broward, Inc.

2020 Scott Street, Hollywood, Florida 33020. Call the pantry at – Telephone: (954) 920-0106 Food Pantry, Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup Kitchen, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Stop by for meals, food, and support.

Int’l Faith Christian Fellowship

4351 W Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313 Telephone – (954) 763-7684

Boys and Girls Clubs in Broward County helps students, children, and other stay fed after school and during the summer. There are multiple locations in Deerfield Beach ((954) 726-5545), North Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Davie, West Park ((954) 967-8787) and other spots. Call (954) 731-3552.Open Hands Church

1316 NW 15th Pl., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Dial (954) 472-6035 The center works with non-profit such as Feeding America. Other Thanksgiving and Easter meals may be served, and they offer applications to SNAP food stamps. Other items on site may be clothing or free baby formula.New Hope World Outreach, Location of pantry is 540 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Call (954) 463-3818 Boxes of food, canned goods, formula, and meals for seniors may be offered. Also can have basic needs such as clothing for Broward county families.

Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc.(CEC) – Client Choice Food Pantry 5648 Wiley Street., Hollywood, FL 33021 (954) 987-0625.

City of Hallandale Beach Human Services Department – 750 NW 8th Avenue Austin Hepburn Center Hallandale Beach, FL, 33309 Phone – (954) 457-1460 The government agency supports all of Broward County. Fort Lauderdale SDA- 850 Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 (954) 523-8334 Meals may be offered for senior citizens, the elderly, and homebound. Or call for referrals to government assistance. Additional assistance programs for free food in Broward County. There are dozens of other pantries that may be near you in Broward County and South Florida. Dial (954) 518-1818 for details. Or residents can learn about surplus commodity foods from the USDA, free school lunch services. or holiday meals among other resources.


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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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