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Access Florida: Food Assistance Program

Customer Call Center: 1-866-762-2237

Agents available 7am to 6pm Mon-Fri

  • The Food Assistance Program helps people with low-income buy healthy food.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates how much it costs to buy food to prepare nutritious, low-cost meals and determines the amount of food assistance benefits an individual or family receives.

Feeding Tampa Bay


  • Feeding Tampa Bay offers a number of different ways to bring food to your table. Visit their website to learn about each of the programs below and to find a food pantry near you.

  • Mobile Pantries: Refrigerated trucks bring fresh produce, meat, bread, and shelf-stable items directly to neighborhoods in need. Pick up a box of food, free of charge.

  • My Mobile Market: Shop the mobile grocery store for your weekly staples. Purchase fresh produce, bread, and shelf-stable items at a low cost.

  • Charity Market: Feeding Tampa Bay’s on-site food pantry allows you to shop for fresh produce, meat, bread, and shelf-stable items. Make an appointment to pick up a box of food, free of charge.

  • Trinity Café: A full-service restaurant that serves healthy, hot meals daily, free of charge.

  • SNAP Assistance: Meet with the Community Outreach team to find out if you qualify for food stamp benefits and to obtain assistance with the SNAP application process.


Metropolitan Ministries


  • Metro Brigaide Meal Site Partners: Provide hot, balanced, and nutritious meals throughout Tampa Bay. Visit the website above to search for a location near you.

Summer BreakSpot



  • Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary.

Tampa Jewish Family Services - Community Food Bank


  • The Community Food Bank offers food to individuals and families once a month at each of its two locations.

  • Emergency Food Bags are available Monday – Friday. 

  • Appointments are preferred for both types of food distribution.

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