The pantry will be open the third Saturday of every month beginning July 16, 2022. This is to accommodate our clients who are not able to come during the week. We will not be receiving donations on Saturdays.

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Double Your Donation

The South County Food Pantry is open and giving food to those in need during these trying times.

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 any amount $5 - $500, and it will be doubled by the trust below.

The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust recently announced a matching challenge through its 2022 Program. All donations up to $500 will be matched at 100%.

How to Make an Online Donation through the Flanzer Trust

Go to the website

  • Then click on the "Donate Now" button.
  • Complete the required information.
  • IMPORTANT: In the “Choose your recipient" dropdown, select " South County Food Pantry" so your monies are directed to us.
  • Click Submit and then complete your donation.

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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