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Double Your Donation

Thirty-eight percent of households in Sarasota County struggle to afford their basic needs according to a study conducted by ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed). If you can afford to help, this program will double whatever you can afford.

The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust has extended the matching program to benefit nonprofits in the area. Donations from $5 through $500 per month are matched at 100%, up to a maximum of $3000 per year per donor/household, doubling the impact to the Food Pantry. All contributions must come directly from individual donors, their donor-advised funds or their personal foundations. However, restrictions apply – review the Trust’s terms and conditions at to see if your contribution qualifies.

NO matching contributions are allowed from corporations or partnerships, from faith-based organizations or houses of worship.

How to Make a Donation to the Flanzer Trust

  • Online donations may be made at the website. Select South County Food Pantry under “Choose Your Charity”.
  • A personal check may be issued to Flanzer Trust with South County Food Pantry on the memo line, and mailed directly to:
    f/b/o South County Food Pantry
    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.

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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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