DeSoto Food and Resource Center 


All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank serving DeSoto County and has provided programs and services in the community for more than 15 years. In May 2019, to help community members gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency, the food bank opened its doors to a Food and Resource Center, a one-stop-shop where clients can meet with staff to assess their needs, receive or be referred to services, and receive emergency food.

Services include:

-Extended days and hours for distribution, including evenings and weekends to serve those who cannot access other All Faiths Food Bank food distributions

-Free emergency food*

-Free application assistance for:

  • SNAP (formerly known as food stamps)
  • Medicaid
  • TANF
  • Social Security
  • Disability
  • Emergency rental/mortgage assistance
  • Income Tax Assistance

-Group education opportunities

*If you attend any All Faiths Food Bank Mobile Distributions, there must be a 14-day gap of services in order to receive food at the DeSoto Food and Resource Center.

Opening Hours

In preparation for Hurricane Ian and for the safety of our staff and our neighbors, the DeSoto Food and Resource Center will be closed from 11am on Tuesday, September 27th through Thursday, September 29th. Please continue to check our website for further updates.

Mondays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursdays: 2:00 – 6:00 pm

For the health and safety of our staff and community, food provided will be pre-boxed items to grab and go.

Group Education Classes


IFAS Extension

My Plate cooking demonstration | Sept 22nd from 1:00-2:00 pm

To sign up, call 941-379-6333 ext 21302

Social Services Schedule 


Services coming soon!

For more information, call Heather Ferjuste at 941.379.6333 ext 21305 or email


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

1021 E Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266