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In our community, many of our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet. The Food Assistance Programs, run through our offices and food pantries, provide SNAP enrollment assistance and supplemental food. The Caring Coach, our mobile food pantry, is an outreach program that provides food and support to individuals and families in rural areas.

The support of local donors, local food banks, and the Florida USDA sustains our Food Pantries and Caring Coach.

Catholic Charities is passionate about being the hands and feet of Christ to those in need in our community. In these difficult times, the working poor and people experiencing homelessness need our help more than ever before. Thank you for considering a gift to our food pantry that will help care for our neighbors who are hungry.

Last year, over 90% of those we served were not Catholic; at Catholic Charities, our mission is to provide help, create hope, and serve all!

Food Assistance Programs
Our food assistance programs include food pantries within three of our four offices and a mobile food pantry, the Caring Coach, that makes monthly stops to distribute food in eight communities recognized as food deserts. Click on the links below for information about the services provided by the office location that services your area.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is designed to provide nutrition benefits to supplement the food budgets of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move toward self-sufficiency. Please click on the links below for information about the SNAP application and enrollment process.

Fort Walton Beach
11 First Street SE
Food Pantry:
Mon - Thu, 9 am - 12 pm
Bagged Lunches:
Mon - Thu, 12 pm - 4 pm

Panama City
3128 E. 11th Street
Food Pantry: Mon - Thu, 10 am - 2 pm

1380 Blountstown Highway
Food Pantry/USDA Food Pantry: Tue - Thu, 9 am - 12 pm

Donations are accepted at all offices Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Please call your local office with questions
or if you need a more convenient drop-off time.

Items with the greatest need or frequently low:

Peanut Butter
Canned Vegetables
Canned Beans (pork & beans, baked beans)
Pasta Sauce
Bags of Rice
Jars of Applesauce
Canned Fruit
Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken
Canned Soup
Canned Pasta (ravioli, spaghetti-os)
Canned/Instant Potatoes
*pop-top cans, if possible*

Caring Coach Header - Website

1st Tuesday CANTONMENT
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
303 Rocky Avenue

1st Saturday (ODD months) FOUNTAIN
First Baptist Church of Fountain
18906 US 231

2nd Tuesday CRESTVIEW
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
550 Adams Drive

1st Wednesday PONCE DE LEON
Old Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1918 Old Mt. Zion Rd

St. Margaret Catholic Church
247 US Highway 331 North

3rd Wednesday CHIPLEY
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
1664 Main Street

Resurrection Catholic Church
259 Miramar Beach Drive

4th Wednesday BLOUNTSTOWN
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
16498 Gaskin Street

The Caring Coach Pick-up Procedure:

  • Drive up.
  • Remain in your car.
  • Complete the paperwork and show your ID.
  • Pop your trunk.
  • A volunteer will load food.
  • Off you go!

Distributions take place from 1 pm until all food has been distributed or 2 pm.

Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis.
Completion of paperwork and photo ID are required.

Click here to support our Food Assistance and Caring Coach programs.