Who we are
The Beach Community Food Pantry serves all those in need of supplemental food within Indian Rocks Beach and the surrounding communities.
Individuals select staples, vegetables and meats to their taste.
No one is turned away.
What we do
Individuals that come to the Beach Community Food Pantry can personally select from a wide variety of healthy food choices. One person per household may visit once every other week and receive a 3-4 day supply of food. Once a month they can also receive a pre-packaged bag containing about 13 USDA items.
We are also a certified pet food pantry.
The Beach Community Food Pantry opened its doors in 2004 serving 35 people per week, and now has grown to serving over 300 individuals and 745 family members per month. In December 2017 people started to participate in a USDA program to receive one additional bag of food each month.
Over the years, local civic groups, businesses, and individuals have contributed to this growth by donating money, food, and time. The pantry is open to all people in need of food. Each person is treated with dignity and respect.
Who we serve
At the end of 2018, the Beach Community Food Pantry distributed food to 917 individuals living in 26 communities. In 2018, we provided food to 4673 individuals and a total of 11,973 family members. This map shows the locations and number of individuals depending on the pantry for assistance. NPA = No Physical Address.
Some interesting facts about the people we serve:
12% are disabled
32% are unemployed
23% are employed
62% are female
43% are single
36% are age 60 or greater