Mobile Food Pantries

About Mobile Food Pantries

Agape Food Bank holds an average of three Mobile Food Pantries per month in local communities that have an overwhelming need for food resources.

Mobile Food Pantries are made possible through partnerships with caring members in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Community partners include other feeding programs and schools, community centers, churches and low-income housing neighborhoods.

The set-up of a Mobile Food Pantry is similar to a farmer’s market where families are able to “shop” for food and select items that best meet their nutritional and personal preferences. Items include fresh fruits and vegetables, canned food and other grocery items.

Organizing a mobile food pantry requires coordination and lots of people in place to make it happen.

Agape warehouse staff load refrigerated Mobile Pantry trucks with pallets stacked with food and related grocery items. The food is then delivered to the designated distribution site where volunteers and staff unload and sort the items.

A typical distribution contains between eight and 10 thousand pounds of food and feeds up to 250 families.

Get Help

Agape Food Bank holds an average of 3 Mobile Food Pantries per month in Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties that have an overwhelming need for food resources. Mobile Food Pantries provide free food to families in need. The set-up is similar to a farmer’s market where families are able to “shop” for food and select items that best meet their nutritional and personal preferences. Items include fresh fruits and vegetables, canned food and other grocery items. Learn more about our Mobile Food Pantries here. 

Follow Agape Food Bank on Facebook where we post about upcoming Mobile Food Pantries.

Give Help

About 20 volunteers commit four hours of their time to help. Duties include pantry set-up, food sorting, assisting clients with food selections, bagging and carrying groceries, and assisting with break-down and clean-up. Groups are welcome! To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact:

Donya Frazier
Volunteer Community Relations Manager
863-665-7074 ext. 3210
dfrazier@cflcc.org