Food Pantry 2020-01-09T11:06:51+00:00

Follow signs to entrance in  back of Faith Lutheran Church

For Residents of Dunedin & Surrounding Communities

Food Pantry – Dunedin, FL

Dunedin Cares, Inc. Food Pantry opened our doors on November 12, 2015. Statistics indicated that even in our delightful city of Dunedin, Florida, there were pockets of people who are “food insecure”, where children go to bed hungry and elderly choose to purchase their medication over food.

The mission of Dunedin Cares Food Pantry is to increase sustainable approaches to meet the social service needs of the residents of Dunedin and nearby municipalities, including helping to alleviate hunger. Since opening in 2015, Dunedin Cares has distributed 186 tons of food. The Food Pantry is maintained by food and financial donations from churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses, many individuals and over 16,900 volunteer hours.

How Can You Help?

Dunedin Cares is a volunteer operated food pantry. We welcome your help in many ways.

Drop-Off Donations – We love it when people stop by to drop off donations.  When you arrive at our location you will notice we have receiving doors at the left end of the modular.  We are open for donation drop-off 10 am – 12 pm Monday -Thursday.  If that time frame is not convenient for you,  the Dunedin Public Library 223 Douglas Avenue has a donation bin in their lobby for drop off donations.  Need suggestions on what to donate?  Please see our Wish List

Monetary Donation – Some people prefer to make a monetary donation.  We provide  a link on our website where you can make a secure donation using the services of PayPal (Need not be a member of PayPal to use).  We also have available for Face Book users a link to donate on our Face Book page. Monetary donations are very helpful when inventory gets depleted allowing us to purchase necessary food items.

Create A Food Drive To Benefit Dunedin Cares – Want to create a food drive at your company, church, school or organization but don’t know where to begin?  Please call us and we will help you plan a food drive.  We included a few below.

Corporate Donations

Food Drive

Involve your company in a food drive.  Set a time limit and get the word out to your co-workers. Need help or suggestions please call Dunedin Cares for help. Johnson-Lancaster. a Clearwater based corporation and their employees held a two week food drive to benefit Dunedin Cares. They were awesome. They brought in 346 lbs of much needed items! A special thank you to Rachel Gross, Community Liaison for Johnson-Lancaster and Associates Inc for her time to organize such a successful food drive.

Specialty Drive Through Clubs

Organize a Specialty Item Drive

Madison Thomas organized a Personal Care Item drive through the 4-H of Pinellas County. This is the second time she has organized a drive to benefit Dunedin Cares. Thank you Madison, you did a great job!

Community Food Drive

Cereal Drive 

Iliana, a first grader at Garrison Jones Elementary School has organized a Cereal Drive for her school’s Gifted Community Project. Her goal is to reach 80 boxes of cereal by the end of January which will be donated to Dunedin Cares Food Pantry. She has designed a drop-off bin that is located inside Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. Let’s help her reach her goal!

Why Start A Food Pantry In Dunedin?

The mission of Dunedin Cares Inc. is to increase sustainable approaches to meet the social service needs of the residents of Dunedin and nearby municipalities, which includes helping to alleviate hunger.  This will be done by soliciting food donations and financial support to sustain a food pantry for needy individuals and families.

Since We Started

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