Get Food | Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry

Who?

We are currently serving individuals in Balm, Wimauma, Ruskin, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, and Sun City Center, providing food to help people thrive.  Without good food, everything becomes more difficult — including thinking, learning, growing, and staying healthy.  If you are on a fixed income and worrying whether to buy food, or medicine, or pay your bills, please come to the Pantry some Saturday morning.  Maybe we can help.  We look forward to meeting you.

Where?

We are located in front of the classroom building on the far right-hand corner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Migrant Mission Campus.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission is located less than a quarter of a mile south of Sun City Center Blvd. on U.S. Route 301, in Wimauma, Fl. 33598.

Box with apples, pineapples and other fruit

Our Lady's Pantry is often able to give fresh fruits and vegetables to our clients on Saturday mornings.

When?

Our doors are open on Saturday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. inside the Gate.  Food is distributed until all these cars have received their food, which is about 10:30 a.m. Regrettably, our food supply is limited so we cannot stay open any longer.

“Clients who have registered with us at any time in the past should keep coming back for food,” says Tom Bullaro, director of the Pantry.  “So long as you are already registered — even if you don't come often — we can still give you a big box of food.

"If you are not registered with the Pantry, and live outside our service area, we can still give you a big bag of food, however, so you will not leave empty-handed.  If you need additional groceries to meet your needs, you may wish to visit one of our neighboring food pantries (below). You can also contact Feeding Tampa Bay for further options."

Boxes filled with frozen turkeys

Thanks to the generosity of this community, Our Lady's Pantry distributed hundreds of frozen turkeys to our registered clients in the weeks before Thanksgiving.

SNAP

The federal food assistance program, SNAP, sometimes also called Food Stamps, is available to low-income households to encourage healthy food choices. We have developed a new guide aimed at educating senior citizens about the benefits of this great program

Please feel free to visit our Food Stamps for Seniors guide at
https://www.retireguide.com/social-security/benefits/food-stamps-for-seniors/

Meals on Wheels

I am also including our guide to Meals on Wheels, which is another great meal program for seniors, in case you find it useful for your community as well:

https://www.retireguide.com/retirement-life-leisure/senior-housing/aging-in-place/meals-on-wheels/

Other resources:

The Mary Petro Food and Medicine Fund

“The Mary Petro Fund assists full-time residents of Sun City Center with their food, as well as helps to reimburse for medical prescriptions,” says director, Judy Maynard.  “The Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, but I have my office in the United Methodist Church, at 1210 Del Webb Blvd., West."  For more information, please call Maynard at: (813) 634-8306 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday or Thursday.

Saint Vincent dePaul Society

St. Vincent dePaul Emergency Financial Assistance Program
Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Noon.
Prince of Peace -- Conesa Center -- Room 5
To learn more about this program, kindly call:  (813) 385-6110 for advice on how to proceed.

Our Lady's Pantry likes to think our clients are at peace knowing they will always have food when they need it.  We like to think they know we care.

The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Our Lady's Pantry serves everyone, without regard to race or religion. Everyone is treated with respect.  And everyone who works at Our Lady's Pantry is a volunteer, including our director.  No one receives a salary.

Volunteers always appreciated. Can you help?

Just visit us at Our Lady's Pantry any Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday morning and ask for Anita or Tom.

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