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Food Program

Feeding Families in Tampa Bay



Somebody Cares Tampa Bay (SCTB) Food Program is a program designed to bring thousands of pounds of food into the Tampa Bay area to help feed the hungry. Our role at Somebody Cares Tampa Bay is to raise money from private and public sources to pay for the transportation costs of this donated food. We receive the truckloads of food, unload it at our distribution site, and then provide it to ministries  who use the food to feed the hungry. With each Operation Blessing delivery, approximately 30,000 pounds of food is distributed through our expansive network of partnering organizations. Somebody Cares Tampa Bay pledges $2000 towards the solvency of the Operation Blessing's nationwide transportation program each time they arrive in the Tampa Bay area. One truckload of food can provide 1,920 families, or  7,680 individuals, with meals. This equates to feeding a minimum of 23,800 people per month, or 276,800 annually.

If you would like to help us keep the food trucks rolling, call 727-536-2273 or click make a donation.


Food Truck Partners

If you run a food pantry and would like to learn how you can receive a portion of the food, call (727) 536-2273 for an application. You must be a 501(c)3 to participate.


The first food truck rolled into Tampa Bay in March 2001. Somebody Cares Tampa Bay took a leap of faith and ordered one truck per week, even though there was only enough money for the first four trucks. By the grace of God, we have been able to honor that pledge. In 2001, we delivered over 1.4 million pounds of free food to local ministries. In January 2002, we increased our order to five trucks every month. In 2010 two of our four trucks were released to work independently with Operation Blessing. Presently we have 1 truck delivered monthly.

For donations or to receive food, contact the following locations.  

Church/Organization Address Phone Dates/Time
SCTB Food Partners                                                             North Pinellas
Rock Church 3970 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar (813) 926-4101  
Northwood Presbyterian 2875 State Rd 580, Clearwater (727) 796-8090 M-F 9:30AM/3PM
First Church of Nazarene 6565 78th Ave. North, Largo (727) 544-3608  
Clearwater Community 2897 Belcher Rd, Dunedin (727) 799-4444 T-W-TH vary 10AM/3:30PM
Clearwater First Church of the Nazarene 1875 Nursery Rd, Clearwater (727) 536-1498  
Salvation Army 1521 Druid Rd East, Clearwater (727) 446-4177 M-F 9AM/12PM
Helping Hands 2565 Blackburn St, Clearwater (727) 724-1290 M-TH 10AM
Flowing River 1148 E. Turner St, Clearwater (727) 461-1148 Fri except 1st of mon 2-4PM
The Store House Food Pantry 3333 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs (727) 937-7333 TU-SAT must call
Global Compassion Ministry 1950 Virginia Ave.Clearwater (727) 799-2006  
Abundant Life Church of God Food Pantry 1550 Belcher Rd. South, Largo (727) 210-5433 THU 9AM/11AM
East Hillsborough
Lighthouse Revival center 7211 S. 78th St, Riverview (813) 677-5220  3rd Thu every month 12AM
Brandon Church of God 414 Kingsway Rd, Brandon (813) 681-2125 Every 2nd Sat. 11AM-12PM
First United Methodist of Brandon 120 N Knights Ave, Brandon (813) 689-4161 Every 1st & 3rd Tue.
Hardee County
Cutting Edge Ministries Wachula FL (863) 581-7610  Tue & Fri 10AM-3PM
St. Petersburg
Suncoast Haven of Rest 5625 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park (727) 545-8282 M-F 10AM-5PM/Sat 10-3PM
The Refuge 4434 6th Ave N, St. Petersburg (727) 278-1547 Mon & Fri After 12noon
Wesley Memorial 301 37th Ave. N, St. Petersburg (727) 896-4797  
St. Giles Emergency Food Pantry 8271 52nd St. N, Pinellas Park (727) 545-2664  Mon-Thu 9:30AM-12:30PM
River of Water 1608 Albany Ave, Tampa (813) 254-4442  
Iglesia De Dios La Senda Antigua 4810 North Howard Avenue, Tampa (813) 876-2470  
Iglesia de Nazareno 109 April Lane, Tampa (813) 908-8359  
Lighthouse Forever Free Mission 2811 N. 17th St, Tampa (813) 714-6930  
Mission Tampa 801 E. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa (813) 236-6237  

Salvation Army

1603 Florida Ave N, Tampa (813) 223-3781  M-F 9AM-3PM
Belmont Baptist Church 7830 N. 56th St, Tampa    (813) 988-1501  


Pasco & Hernando County
Fellowship Weleyan Church    11250 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill (352) 686-4612    
Jericho Road Ministries   PO Box 864, Brooksville (352) 799-2912 M-F 9AM-12PM
First United Methodist Church 9344 Spring Hill Dr, Spring Hill (352) 683-2600 Wed 9AM-3PM
Christian Life Assembly of God 13065 Jacqueline Rd, Brooksville (352) 597-1139 Tue 11AM-1:30PM


Polk County
Lakeland Church of God 5458 2nd Street SE, Lakeland (863) 608-9880  
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