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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.


Our Food Assistance program is available at one of three food pantries we have in the service area. In addition, we have a mobile food pantry - Caring Coach - that brings food to ten 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!

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*

Walmart Foundation & United Way


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.

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The Catholic Charities Caring Coach is a mobile food assistance outreach with ten monthly food distribution events that are first come, first served.

A "no contact" pick-up procedure is being followed.

    • Drive up.
    • Remain in your car.
    • Complete paperwork and show photo ID.
    • Pop your trunk.
    • Food is loaded by a Caring Coach volunteer.
    • Off you go!

Caring Coach food distribution is on a first come, first served basis.
Food distribution is from 1 pm until all food has been distributed or 2 pm.

Follow @CatholicCharitiesNWFlorida on Facebook to stay up-to-date on schedule changes. 

2023 Caring Coach Monthly Schedule

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