Thank you, Florida Blue!
The Florida Blue Food Security Grant award is helping us bring nutritious food and healthy lifestyle educational resources to those who need it most.
FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Our Food Assistance program includes food pantries which are located within three of our four offices. In addition, we have a mobile food pantry - Caring Coach - that brings food to nine communities on a monthly schedule. Please click on the links to the right for more information about the location closest to you.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) 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 to the right for more information about SNAP enrollment.
Food assistance is provided to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. This assistance is provided through our local food pantries and local offices. The Caring Coach, our mobile food pantry, is an outreach program that takes food and support to individuals and families in rural areas.
Our Food Pantries and Caring Coach are sustained by the support of local donors, local food banks, and the Florida USDA.
Catholic Charities is passionate about being the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need in our community. In these difficult times, the working poor, and the homeless 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.
In our communities there are families, single parents and elderly people who don’t have enough food! Last year over 90% of the individuals that we served were not Catholic. Catholic Charities provides help, creates hope, and serves all!
FOOD PANTRY LOCATIONS & HOURS
Fort Walton Beach
11 First Street SE
Food Pantry: Mon - Thu, 9 am - 12 pm
Bagged Lunches: Mon - Thu, 12 pm - 4 pm
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*
Thank you to our supporters, the Walmart Foundation and United Way Emerald Coast!
For assisting us in bringing nutritious food to our neighbors in need.
2023 MONTHLY DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE
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.