Donations of food and funds are critical to the success of The Food Bank of Manatee in the fight against local hunger. If you have non-perishable food items to contribute, The Food Bank, 811 23rd Ave East, Bradenton (at the corner of U.S. 301 and 9th St. East), is open for donations Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Financial Donations

For every dollar we receive, we can provide much more in food assistance through our special purchasing outlets. The Food Bank’s budget is approximately $6 Million, including in-kind food. With only a small percentage of income from governmental sources, the majority of funding comes from individuals, foundations, and local fundraisers. More detailed financial information can be obtained by calling our main office at 941-747-4655. You can make your dollars count today by making an online donation. 100% of your donation will remain right here in Manatee County. Please click the button below to donate.

Food Drives

Food drives are also a very important resource for The Food Bank, resulting in valuable canned food and dry goods. These drives also are a great way to spread the word about The Food Bank of Manatee and the need for hunger prevention in our community. Businesses, schools, civic organizations and clubs are encouraged to sponsor food drives. Because hunger has no season, we welcome food drives any time throughout the year.

Fill out the form below to schedule a food drive.

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Date of Food Drive

Our Food Drive Kit has a lot of great information to help you run a successful Food Drive. CLICK HERE for a detailed kit. For a flyer to add your company’s name and drive dates, click here. Questions? Call (941) 747-4655. To get involved and host a food drive, fill out the form below.


  • Host a Food Drive or Baby Food & Formula Drive at your business or event
  • Spread the word about the need for food assistance in Manatee County and inform your friends, colleagues, and neighbors that The Food Bank is the area’s primary hunger prevention organization.
  • Food donations can be dropped off at area locations, such as county library branches and Goodwill stores. Donors can also bring donations directly to The Food Bank:

811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.
All contributions are tax-deductible.

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Imagine License Plate to benefit Feeding Florida.
Thank you in advance for your commitment and participation! Please call us with any questions at (941) 747-FOOD (3663), and ask for Cindy.

The copy of official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

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