Host a Food Drive

The Food Bank of Manatee supports over 80 food pantries and partner agencies in Manatee County who are on the front lines.  In order to keep the shelves stocked, The Food Bank of Manatee relies on businesses and organizations to help feed food-insecure families. You can provide a great impact on Manatee County by teaming with coworkers/associates to collect more food.

Critically needed items include: canned vegetables, baby cereal & formula, canned fruits, mac ā€˜nā€™ cheese, peanut butter, jelly, boxed rice, boxed pasta, canned soups, canned meat, 100% fruit juices, breakfast bars, oatmeal, powdered milk, apple sauce, dried beans, trail mix, and healthy cereals. Please avoid glass containers.

100% of the food collected in Manatee county stays in Manatee County.

To start a food drive, call The Food Bank of Manatee at 941-747-FOOD (3663) or Email Cindy at

Click here for a Food Drive Took Kit