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Double Your Donation

Many of our clients are out of work and since churches, etc. are closed, there are no free meals available which greatly impacts the homeless. Please help us provide food for them by donating to the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust matching program.

The Flanzer Trust has extended the matching program through 2023. Donations from $5 through $500 per month are matched at 100%, up to a maximum of $3000 per year per donor/household. Some eligibility changes were made in 2023 by the Trust. All contributions must come directly from individual donors, their donor-advised funds or their personal foundations. NO matching contributions are allowed from corporations or partnerships, from faith-based organizations or houses of worship. Eligibility terms and conditions can be viewed at

How to Make an Online Donation through the Flanzer Trust

Go to the website

  • Click on the "Make a Donation" button.
  • IMPORTANT: In the “Choose Your Charity" dropdown, select " South County Food Pantry" so your monies are directed to us.
  • Click on "Donate Now".
  • Complete the required information.
  • Submit by clicking on "Donate Now".

How to Make a Donation by check through the Flanzer Trust

  • Make your check payable to Flanzer Trust.
  • In the memo section, enter South County Food Pantry.
  • Mail to Flanzer Trust:
    1266 First Street, Suite 1
    Sarasota, FL 34236
Services We OfferWe offer non perishable food items in addition to frozen meat and fresh fruit and vegetables.Learn How to Qualify
Monetary DonationsWith monetary donations we are able to purchase items that are needed to round out our food supply. Any amount is appreciated.Make a Donation
Become A VolunteerVolunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We need volunteers to stock shelves, distribute food, and more.More about how to volunteer
Make A Food DonationWe are happy to take almost any type of food as long as it is within date. Frozen and fresh items are also welcomed. In addition monetary donations allow us to buy items that are needed.More about how to donate

Welcome to the South County Food Pantry

The South County Food Pantry, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to gathering, organizing, and distributing food to those in need in Venice, Osprey, Laurel, and Nokomis, Florida. Located at 121 Warfield Avenue, Venice, FL 34285, we are a nonprofit, 501 c(3) organization manned strictly by volunteers. We have no paid employees, and all donations go directly to our clients.

We depend on the generosity of the Venice community.  Churches, service organizations, local merchants, and private individuals are our sources, and we are very grateful for their support of those in need in our area.

Find Out More

Did You Know?
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1 in 5 children
in Sarasota County lives below the poverty level.

Florida Food Insecurity
Florida is one of five states with the highest child food insecurity rates in the country.

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