Food Security

Because of the service and seasonal economic environment in Sarasota & Manatee Counties, 30%* of working residents are one crisis away from poverty, and often make desperate choices to make ends meet.*ALICE, 2021 We never want anyone to have to choose between a rent or mortgage payment and feeding their family. 

Food Pantry visits in 2023

Harvest Food Pantry

Every week, the Harvest Food Pantry distributes an average of 50-75lbs of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and dry goods to each family (based on the need/size of the family). The Harvest Food Pantry is also a resource for other local nonprofits and special outreaches, group homes for foster children and the elderly, and Harvest House clients. We have many partners from whom we purchase or receive donated food at a discounted rate including All Faith’s Food Bank, Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market, and Publix. This is all possible thanks to our partners and dedicated volunteers.

Harvest Food Pantry

If you walk or bike up, bring a backpack or sturdy bag to transport your food home. Items in your bag may include: fresh vegetables, frozen meats, dried goods, healthy snacks, baking essentials, and more. Church restrooms are unavailable during distribution.

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USDA POLICY: Federal law and policy prohibits discrimination against you based on the following: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. (Not all bases apply to all programs). USDA will determine if it has jurisdiction under the law to process the complaint on the bases identified and in the programs involved. Reprisal that is based on prior civil rights activity is prohibited. USDA is for Sarasota County Residents only; everyone is served if food is available.

Providing Food Security to Sarasota Since 1990

Pastors Jim and Peggy Minor moved to Sarasota in 1984 and discovered many struggling men, women, and children, so they began outreach in the community with the Harvest Food Pantry in 1990. “I remember sitting down and recognizing that so many people were coming for food because they had an issue with drugs and alcohol,” Pastor Jim recalls. “We needed to create a safe place for them and that’s how Harvest House was born.” Today, the Harvest Food Pantry is one of the largest food distributors in Sarasota County, serving families and individuals in need every week, rain or shine. 

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