Donate Food

Donate Food!

Last year The Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Food Drive yielded over 43 tons of food!
Again this year, volunteer members of the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program Committee, took on the task of contacting area schools, businesses and civic organizations to participate in our annual holiday food drive.Numerous locations are participating this year.fooddrive“With hundreds of school students participating, area teachers use the food drive as a real-life community service lesson teaching students the value of sharing with those who are less fortunate,”.Culminating in the afternoon on the Friday before Thanksgiving at Ed Smith Stadium, spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles, food items will be immediately sorted and distributed to the member agencies of the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program Committee — ultimately providing meals for the hungry in Sarasota and Manatee counties during the upcoming holiday season. The public is invited to bring donations Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota FL any time from November 6th through the day of the food drive, November 17th.”The public is also invited to drop off non-perishable food items at Harvest Church, 209 North Lime Street in Sarasota,” says Joel Swallow, chairman of the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program Committee. “This is an on-going drive that supplies the Free Indeed Food Bank. All donations are sincerely needed and greatly appreciated. Please continue to help feed as many as you can.”

Become a Food Drop-Off Location

Participation is easy – Simply contact us and we will drop off food collection boxes to your location. Your job is to encourage people to fill those boxes. Then, we will return on the morning of Friday Nov. 17th to pick up all the food you have collected. It’s that easy!

For information about future food drives and how you, your business or organization can help, contact Scott Biehler at 941-350-6075 or e-mail him at

Food Drop-Off Locations

Please drop off non-perishable food items to any of these locations up through the morning of November 17th, 2017. If you would like to donate after that date, please contact our food drive


  • New College, New College Affairs – 5845 General Dougher Place
  • Land Rover Southpointe – 5141 Clark Road
  • Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., at the Employee Entrance. (off of Euclid Avenue, just right of Café 54) during normal business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • Easter Seals, 50 Braden Ave.
  • Sarasota County Fire Dept., 6750 Bee Ridge Rd.
  • Sarasota Police Dept., 2099 Adams Lane
  • Oak Park School, 7285 Proctor Rd.
  • Sarasota City Hall, 1565 1st St.
  • Sarasota County Fire Dept., 6750 Bee Ridge Rd.
  • Sarasota Ford, 707 S. Washington Blvd.
  • Sarasota Police Dept., 2099 Adams Lane
  • Sunshine Meadows Assisted Living, 1809 18th St.
  • The Harvest Church, 209 N. Lime Ave.
  • Universal North America, 101 Paramount Drive, STE 220
  • Wilde Honda, 7333 S. Tamiami Trail
  • Wilde Lexus, 4883 Clark Road
  • Wilde Jaguar Land Rover Maserati, 4821 Clark Road
  • YMCA, 705 S. Euclid
  • YMCA, 8301 Potter Park Dr.
  • Value Self Storage, 5150 University Parkway
  • Value Self Storage, 3265 University Parkway
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall – 777 N Tamiami Trail


  • Bradenton City Hall, 101 Old Main St., Monday – Thursday
  • Center Montessori School, 6024 26th Street West
  • Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary, 400 30th Avenue West
  • Palma Sola Elementary, 6806 5th Avenue NW
  • State College of Florida Collegiate School, front lobby of SCFCS, Building 19 on the SCF campus
  • YMCA, Bradenton, 3805 59th Street West

Lakewood Ranch

  • YMCA, Lakewood Ranch, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
  • Halfacre Construction Co., 7015 Professional Pkwy East
  • Manatee Asso. Of Realtors, 10920 Technology Terr.


  • Douglas Jeep – 2382 S Tamiami Trail
  • Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave. In the lobby.
  • Venice Elementary, 150 E. Miami Ave.
  • Venice Fire Stations
  • Venice High School, 1 Indian Ave.
  • Venice Middle School, 1900 Center Rd.
  • Taylor Ranch Elementary, 2500 Taylor Ranch Trail
  • Value Self Storage, 3000 S. Tamiami Trl., Venice

North Port

  • North Port City Hall, 5650 North Port Blvd. In the lobby

Palmetto / Parrish

  • Any Coldwell Banker or ReMax Real Estate Office
  • Church on the Rock, 1401 14th Ave. West, Palmetto
  • Leslie Wells Realtor , 8268 US Hwy 301, Parrish
  • Palmetto City Hall, 516 8th Ave. West, Palmetto
  • Police Department, 1115 10th Street West, Palmetto
  • YMCA Parrish, 12214 US 301 N
  • Value Self Storage, 2015 8th Ave. W, Palmetto

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Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program
P.O. Box 1992, Sarasota, FL 34230-1992
Joel Swallow, Chairman