Food Distribution


This is not required however, if you are unable to register in person at a distribution site, please submit a request for registration here. All information provided is confidential. Once you have filled out the form, a staff member will call you within 1-2 business days to complete registration. *Registration is not complete until a food bank representative provides you with an ID number.

Please consider the following guidelines when attending our pantries:

  • We only serve Sarasota and DeSoto county
  • Most food distributions are drive-through.
  • Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
  • Clients at all pantries can receive only one serving per household.
  • If you have not done so in advance, you will be asked to register in person at all AFFB’s distribution sites.
  • Registration is a one-time process for all AFFB’s pantries.
  • Your information is confidential and will not be shared outside of the food bank network.
  • You will receive a client ID card. Please bring the card with you each time you visit one of our pantries.
  • The card will only be issued to the primary household member. Additional members do not require additional cards. One card per household.
  • You have the option to authorize someone outside of your household to collect food on your behalf. To do so, you must sign an authorization form: the TEFAP self-declaration form to designate a proxy.


Food Distribution Schedules 

Find food distributions and food pantries in Sarasota, Laurel/Nokomis, Venice, North Port, Englewood and Arcadia. 

Sept- Dec

Food for children 18 and under in Sarasota and DeSoto 

Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
Mon, Wed: 10 am-6 pm
Tues, Thur: 10 am-8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Fruitville Public Library
Mon-Wed: 10 am-8 pm
Thur: 10 am-6 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Gulf Gate Public Library
Mon-Wed: 10 am-8 pm
Thur: 10 am-6 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Selby Public Library
Mon-Thur: 10 am-8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Mon: 10 am-6 pm
Tues-Thur: 10 am-8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library
Mon, Tues, Thur: 10 am-8pm
Wed: 10 am-6 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

North Port Public Library
Mon, Thur: 10 am-6 pm
Tues-Wed: 10 am-8 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Shannon Staub Public Library
Mon, Tues, Thur: 10 am-8pm
Wed: 10 am-6 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Elsie Quirk Public Library
Mon, Wed: 10 am-8 pm
Tues, Thur: 10 am-6 pm
Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm
DeSoto County Library
Tues-Fri: 9 am-6 pm
Sat: 9 am-2:30 pm

SNAP (FOOD STAMPS) Application Assistance: All Faiths Food Bank provides assistance to individuals in Sarasota and DeSoto counties who would like to enroll for SNAP benefits. Please contact our food insecurity team for assistance. 

For Sarasota County: 


Phone: 941-379-6333 x 150 

For Desoto County:


Phone: 941-379-6333 x 21301


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.