Providing Hope & Opportunity

What We Do

Prevent Homelessness

We help individuals and families maintain their homes and their dignity through case management, transitional housing programs and emergency financial assistance. We provide homeless men, women and children with the most basic necessities of food, shelter and the skills and resources they need to become self-sufficient.

Alleviate Hunger

We provide hunger relief services through our food pantries in Orlando, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Lakeland and Winter Haven and through Agape Food Bank, our 21,000 square foot food distribution warehouse in Lakeland.

Provide Access to Healthcare

We provide free healthcare services including case management and preventative health education to individuals and families who are uninsured in areas of critical need. We serve individuals in Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Marion, and Osceola counties by promoting wellness and providing caring, quality medical care, specialty services and preventative health education.

Care for Immigrants & Refugees

We assist refugees who escape tragedy, violence and war to begin a new life in the U.S. through: housing and basic necessities, youth services, cultural orientation and employment assistance. We provide various services targeted to the specific needs of the Central Florida immigrant community to ensure, and promote justice, compassion and acceptance for all newcomers.


Catholic Charities partners with parish to feed hungry families

On August 5, Resurrection Catholic Church and Agape Food Bank in Lakeland partnered to distribute over 9,000 pounds of food to more than 200 families and individuals who struggle with food insecurity ...

Back to School Supply Drive – August

Help a student in need with the tools to succeed ...

Orlando Sentinel Family Fund donates $40,000 to Catholic Charities of Central Florida

Orlando Sentinel Family Fund donates $40,000 to Catholic Charities of Central Florida ...

Lunch and Learn – August 21

When families face hunger and homelessness, what is your compassionate response? Nearly ...
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Bishop John Noonan Appoints New Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Central Florida

Gary Tester is the new Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, ...
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Hunger Action Month – September

We are raising awareness about the need and what you can do to help! ...
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Soup Bowl Supper – October 24

Soup Bowl Supper is a fundraiser to benefit the critical work of Pathways to Care in providing a safe place to heal for homeless men, women and veterans recovering from serious illness and injury ...
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Empty Bowls Gala – November 14

Empty Bowls Gala is a fundraiser to benefit local hunger relief efforts ...

Thank you to our partners

We are so grateful to our donors, sponsors and parishes who allow us to bring God’s hope to those in need.

Click here to learn more about our generous partners who passionately support our mission