All Faiths Food Bank


Our Mission

  • We lead the community to end hunger.
  • We are the expert on hunger and nutrition education.
  • We are the hub of the hunger relief system.
  • We see food as the beginning; the first step in a holistic response to meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors and helping them move toward independence.

How We Work

Food flowchart

We gather food donations from the community and sort and store them at the Food Bank's 20,000 square-foot warehouse on Blaikie Court in Sarasota. Every can and box of food is sorted and checked by experienced volunteers.

Using food bank trucks, All Faiths Food Bank then distributes food to 195 nonprofit agencies, pantries, soup kitchens, churches, community centers, schools and programs that provide hunger relief in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

Food is the most basic human need yet one in four children in Sarasota may go to bed hungry tonight. For the more than 61,000 people are forced to make choices between purchasing food or other basic necessities, All Faiths Food Bank offers relief from the crushing stress of living life on the edge. Hunger is everywhere—next door, at work, on the playground, and among our returning veterans.

As the only Food Bank in Sarasota and DeSoto County, All Faiths Food Bank is a highly efficient organization that provides 7 million pounds of food annually, equating to 5.8 million meals.

Childhood Hunger Study

"On the Edge," a groundbreaking, comprehensive Child Hunger Study that gives a voice to the hungry children in our community.

Recent groundbreaking research on child hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto counties reveals that alarming numbers of children are food insecure and worry about the source and quality of their next meal. Commissioned by All Faiths Food Bank and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the new study is one of the most comprehensive child-hunger studies ever conducted and gathers information directly from the perspectives of children.

Click here for a report summary.
Click here for the Gulf Coast Community Foundation's PROACTION Magazine, Feeding Hungry Families issue.

Click below for the full report:
On the Edge I - Sarasota County
On the Edge II - DeSoto County

Board of Directors 2015

John Nicholas, President; Bill Willson, Vice President; Edie Chaifetz, Secretary; and Steven Kourelakos, Treasurer

Barbara Brizdle*, Rex Burgher, Judy Cahn*, Rich Cautero, Jack Higgins*, Arnold Hoffman*, Susan Jones*, Scott Levine, Mac Martin, Paul Mattison, Keith Monda
Jeff Reynolds, Tom Ryan, and Midge Stulberg.*

*New members in 2015

All board members are volunteer, independent voters. Click here to learn more about our Board of Directors

Executive Staff
Chief Executive Officer: Sandra J. Frank; Chief Administrative Officer: Susan Michelson Brown; Chief Operating Officer: John Livingston

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