Food Donations

 

Food Donations

Donations of Food to the Community Food Bank and local Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, and Shelters are very important as well.  Whether you are an individual, group organization, or business, you can make a difference and help us help those in need.

Individuals, Families and Group Organizations 

Individuals, Families, and Group Organizations are encouraged to consider making food donations directly to a local Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, or Shelter in your area if possible.  This approach allows the food to be distributed immediately to the families in need.  If you are already doing this, please continue to support these agencies with your donations.  You can find a list of Citrus County Food Agencies, their location, and a contact phone number on this web site under KNOWLEDGE – FOOD AGENCIES.  All food donations are welcome and tax deductible. Most common items needed are:

Canned Tuna, Meats, Soups, & Vegetables
Mac and Cheese
Rice
Pasta Sauce
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Cereal
Dried Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Powdered Milk

If for whatever reason you are not able to donate the items to one of the local Food Agencies, please contact the Community Food Bank and we will be happy to accept the donation.  When you are ready to Drop Off your donation with us, please call us at (352) 628-FOOD (3663) to arrange a time so we can make sure someone is available for receipt of the food.  The best times to schedule an appointment for Drop Off is Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Our Location is

Community Food Bank of Citrus County
5259 W Cardinal Street, Building B
Homosassa, FL 34446


Retailers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Restaurants,

Farmers, and other Food Industry Businesses

Retailers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Restaurants, Farmers and other food industry businesses are also encouraged to consider donating surplus products to the Community Food Bank.  Acceptable items are fresh produce, refrigerated items, frozen foods including meats, bakery items, personal care products and bulk packaged products, as well as dry canned goods.

Community Food Bank will make arrangements for pick up and transportation of the donated food.  Items to consider for donation include any surplus inventory or production products, discontinued products, products with cosmetic errors, promotional or seasonal items, new products, products that are near code dates, bulk and foodservice sized products, etc.

Please contact our Executive Director, Tom Chancey, at (352) 628-FOOD (3663) for information and specific guidelines regarding corporate food donations to the Community Food Bank.