Osceola Council On Aging Nutrition

USDA Food Bank Distribution
An Intergenerational Program

usdaA network of food distribution begins each month with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) delivering non perishable foods to the Osceola Council on Aging, Osceola County's designated food bank. The Council is then responsible to distribute the food items to best meet the needs of our community. The Council distributes the food commodities to 15 food pantries in Osceola County. Osceola County residents can pick up the food at any of the authorized food pantries, including the Council&acutes Barney E. Veal Center. Shelf staple food item are available at the Barney E. Veal Center Monday through Friday from 10am - 2pm.

Food pantries go through an inspection of their site, training for volunteers, sign an agreement and report the number of residents receiving food as well as the total amount of food distributed. Many of the food pantries conduct their own food drives, expanding the amount and types of food available.

The Council works closely with local food pantries to coordinate routine inspections by The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to ensure the uninterrupted supply of food commodities to the community.

Persons needing food supplies can call the Council at 407-846-8532 or search from the list below to find the food pantry closest to their home.

 

OUR 2013 NUTRITION SERVICES PARTNERS

 

Bank of America Foundation BJ's Foundation           Celebration Foundation           
City of Kissimmee                       City of St. Cloud              Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation
Department of Economic Opportunity Department of Elder Affairs Dr. Phillips Foundation
Heart of Florida United Way Orlando Sentinel/McCormick Foundation Osceola County
Publix Super Markets Charities U.S. Department of Agriculture  

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES & TEFAP RECIPIENTS

 

First Christian Church
(DOC – Kissimmee)    
3346 South OBT 
Kissimmee 34746
Holy Redeemer 
Catholic Church
(Poinciana area)          
1604 N. Thacker Ave. Kiss. 34741
407 847-2500
First Christian Church 
(DOC- BVL)

2440 Boggy Creek Rd.
Kissimmee 34744

Contact: Cuchy Ramos
Cell 407 738-9650
Church 407-348-6461

St. Cloud Food Pantry

Missouri Ave.
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Pete Barber 
407-892-7070

Osceola Christian Ministries 700 Union Street
Kissimmee 34744
407 944-9968
Solid Rock 
Church of God
1904 Michigan Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Kissimmee Spanish 
Seventh Day Adventist

1214 Ingram Street
Kissimmee

Salvation Army

2647 Michigan Ave, Kiss. 34741

Mt. Zion 
SDA Church

 

2123 N. Smith Street
Kissimmee, 34741
Capt. Domingo Casillas
407 518-9111
Jehova Jireh ICM
2490 Boggy Creek Road
Kissimmee 34744
Edith Pastrana 407-846-8531
407-536-0242
New Hope 
Community Church 
(McLaren area)
511 Barn Street 
Kissimmee 34741
407 933-1207
Osceola Council on Aging
Barney E. Veal Center
700 Generation Point 
Kissimmee 34744 
407-846-8532

Renewal Christian Church
(Meridia area)

290 Competition Drive
Kissimmee 34748
407 870-0083
New Faith 
Community Church
8801 Reliant Road
Holopaw 34773
Miracle Temple Ministries
(Buenaventura Lakes area)
390 Old Pleasant Hill Rd.
Poinciana 34758
St. Rose of Lima 
Catholic Church
348 Crystal River Drive
Kissimmee 34759


USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington , D.C.

20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


mealstrioE-Meals
Emergency Meals, best known as E-Meals, are another initiative from the Meals on Wheels Program to help people in our community that do not qualify for our regular meals. There are times when we encounter situations that make us think of ways of improving our services. One of those situations are emergency calls; such as residents who are stranded in a hotel with no money or way of preparing a meal, seniors that come to the Council at hours the kitchen is closed, or concerned citizens or organizations that know of someone who may need a meal right away.

For situations such as these Emergency meals are needed. A meal that is easy to carry, no need of refrigeration and is ready to be heated with no need of a stove or a microwave! The Heater-meals was voted as our choice for the meals. Then we added a cute name; the E-Meals. For more information please call 407-846-8532, ext. 262.



mealsfredMeals on Wheels Program
Hot, nutritious lunches along with cold suppers are delivered Monday through Friday to the homebound and disabled by friendly volunteers and staff.

Providing nutrition to sustain an individual's strength and health is key to maintaining an independent life. The Meals on Wheels Program has operated in Osceola County for more than three decades providing services to the frail and vulnerable residents of our community. Weekend and textured meals are available for special needs.

For special events such as Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas a special delivery can be made by reservation.


mealsrebeccaThere is a critical need for volunteers to deliver meals in Kissimmee and St. Cloud. If you have 1-2 hours per week to volunteer your time you'll be rewarded with the satisfaction of bringing happiness and nutrition to an elderly or disabled resident in our community. Please call today!

For information on the Meals On Wheels Program, contact Wilda Belisle at 407-846-8532.