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Donations of food and funds are critical to the success of The Food Bank of Manatee in the fight against local hunger. If you have non-perishable food items to contribute, The Food Bank, 811 23rd Ave East, Bradenton (at the corner of U.S. 301 and 9th St. East), is open for donations Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Food Drives

Food drives are also a very important resource for The Food Bank, resulting in valuable canned food and dry goods. These drives also are a great way to spread the word about The Food Bank of Manatee and the need for hunger prevention in our community. Businesses, schools, civic organizations and clubs are encouraged to sponsor food drives. Because hunger has no season, we welcome food drives any time throughout the year.

Our Food Drive Kit has a lot of great information to help you run a successful Food Drive. CLICK HERE for a detailed kit. For a flyer to add your company's name and drive dates, click here. Questions? Call 941-747-4655


  • Host a Food Drive or Baby Food & Formula Drive at your business or event
  • Spread the word about the need for food assistance in Manatee County, and inform your friends, colleagues and neighbors that The Food Bank is the area's primary hunger prevention organization.
  • Host a fund-raiser to bring in monetary contributions.
  • Donations should be mailed to, or dropped off at:

The Food Bank of Manatee, 811 23rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208.
All contributions are tax-deductible.

Financial Donations

For every dollar we receive, we can provide much more in food assistance through our special purchasing outlets. The Food Bank has a $2.8 million budget, and receives little in grant assistance. The rest of the funding must come from individuals and local fund-raisers. More detailed financial information can be obtained by calling our main office at 941-747-4655. You can make your dollars count today by making an online donation. 100% of your donation will remain right here in Manatee County. Please click the button below to donate.

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Donate $100 and receive a cookbook!


 Anyone making a donation of $100 or more to The Food Bank of Manatee will

 receive a "Treasured Traditions" cookbook. Special thanks to Entre Nous for

 donating these fabulous cookbooks. Cookbooks may be picked up at:

 Renaissance on 9th

 1816 9th Street West

 Bradenton, FL 34205


For more information, call 941-749-0100. Cookbooks available for a limited time only, while supplies last.

New license plate? Support the Florida Association of Food Banks with an 'Imagine' specialty plate. Click below to order online.

Thank you in advance for your commitment and participation! Please call us with any questions at 941-747-FOOD (3663), and ask for Cindy.

The copy of official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.