Mobile Food Pantries in Polk County – Lakeland, Winter Haven, Mulberry, Auburndale, Bartow & more

Mobile Food Pantries

We recognize that over the past few months, many families in our community have been impacted by layoffs, reductions in work hours, or changes to your income. There are food pantries and support systems in place to help at an unprecedented time like this. It is ok to need help.

The United Way of Central Florida’s George W. Jenkins End Hunger Initiative and Feeding Tampa Bay have weekly Mobile Food Pantry stops in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Polk County. Other community organizations are also providing weekly free food giveaways and are included on our calendar as well. Below you’ll find a master list of Polk County Food Pantry times and locations, as well as a map to help find a food pantry near you.

If you are in need of food, visit a food bank location on the set day and time to pick up a pre-packaged box or bag 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. Links are provided to check directly with the source, we are not typically notified about any schedule changes.

Check the United Way of Central Florida Website or Feeding Tampa Bay Website for schedule changes.

Volunteer at a Food Pantry

Volunteers are needed to help distribute food at each of these locations. Visit the Feeding Tampa Bay website to sign up for the Mega Pantry at Lakes Church in Lakeland each week. Visit the United Way website to learn more about volunteer opportunities at other food distribution sites.

Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry Locations

Use this list to find a free food giveaway today. Click the name of any listing for a map and directions. Use the right arrow below (>) to see next month’s listings. 

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Find a Food Pantry Near Me Open Today

Below is a list of regularly scheduled mobile food pantry stops in Polk County.

Check the United Way of Central Florida Website or Feeding Tampa Bay Website for schedule changes.

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

Lakes Church
1010 E. Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801
Every Monday at 4pm

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

Blessings & Hope – Lakeland
2150 E. Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, FL
Every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm and every 3rd Saturday 10am-12pm

Salvation Army – Lakeland
2620 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
1st & 3rd Thursday at 10am

Central Assembly of God Auburndale
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 Bartow – 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 – Winter Haven – Sponsored by United Way
1302 23rd St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
2nd & 4th Saturday at 10 am

Wahneta Elementary – Winter Haven
205 4th Wahneta St E, Winter Haven, FL 33880
1st & 3rd Thursday at 11am

Donald Bronson Community Center in Polk City – Sponsored by United Way
124 Bronson Trail, Polk City, FL 33868
2nd & 4th Saturday at 10 am

HELP of Ft. Meade at American Legion Post 23
825 N Charleston Ave, Ft. Meade, FL 33841
2nd & 4th Thursday at 11am

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

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

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

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

Rise Up Feed & Seed – Haines City
826 N 8th St, Haines City, FL 33844
Every 2 Weeks on Monday at 11:30am

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 they can and they remain committed to providing a well-rounded box/bag of food for you and your family.


To learn more about the United Way of Central Florida or the George W. Jenkins End Hunger Initiative visit https://uwcf.org/initiatives/endhunger/.

To learn how you can support the End Hunger Initiative and other United Way of Central Florida programs visit https://uwcf.org/relief-fund/ for full details on the United Community Relief Fund.