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The United Way of Central Florida’s George W. Jenkins End Hunger Initiative has weekly Mobile Food Pantry stops across Polk County. If you are in need of food, visit a food pantry location on the set day and time to pick up a pre-packaged box of groceries, free of charge. They do not require ID, papers, or pre-screening to obtain free food at a Mobile Pantry.

Please note, due to rapidly changing circumstances during this time, mobile pantries can be canceled without much notice. Check the schedule daily to ensure operations are running as planned –

Additional information can also be found on the United Way of Central Florida Website –

Upcoming stops in our area (click the name of any listing for a map and directions). Use the right arrow to see next month’s listings.


Below is a schedule of mobile food pantry stops in Polk County.

Check the United Way of Central Florida Website for schedule changes –

Lakeland Family YMCA
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
Tuesday at 4pm
Upcoming Dates: April 21, 28 (currently only scheduled through April)

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine
600 W. Peachtree Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
2nd & last Tuesday at 12pm

Crystal Lake Elementary
700 Galvin Dr., Lakeland, FL
1st & 3rd Wednesday at 4:30pm

Blessings & Hope
2150 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL
2nd & 4th Tuesday at noon

Central Assembly of God
601 Lemon St., Auburndale, FL
Every First and Third Saturday at 9:30am

Mulberry Community Service Center
1392 N Church Ave, Mulberry, FL 33860
1st & 3rd Friday at 2pm

RCMA Mulberry – Sponsored by United Way & CFHC
4441 Academy Drive, Mulberry, FL 33860
2nd & 4th Wednesday at 5:30pm

Church Service Center – Sponsored by United Way
495 E Summerlin St, Bartow, FL 33830
2nd & 4th Thursday at 1pm

First Mission Baptist Church – Winter Haven – Sponsored by United Way & CFHC
200 Ave R NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
2nd & 4th Friday at 11am

The Way at Inwood Baptist Church – Sponsored by United Way
1302 23rd St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
2nd & 4th Saturday at 10 am

First Baptist Church of Polk City – Sponsored by United Way
212 Hamolia Ave, Polk City, FL 33868
2nd & 4th Saturday at 10 am

Frostproof Care Center – Sponsored by United Way
17 Scenic Highway S, Frostproof, FL 33843
1st & 3rd Wednesday at 9am

House of Refuge
640 Burns Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33853
1st & 3rd Wednesday at 2pm

Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Ministries
511 Jackson St., Lake Wales, FL
1st & 3rd Thursday at 11 am

Trinity Worship Center International Ministries Inc.
2795 N. 10th St., Haines City, FL
2nd & 4th Wednesday at 2pm

As food donations continue to fluctuate, please know that different items will be available at different times. Unfortunately, during this time they cannot guarantee specific food items or categories. The Feeding Tampa Bay team continues to source whatever food we can and they remain committed to providing a well-rounded box/bag of food for you and your family.

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