USDA Food Bank Distribution
An Intergenerational Program
A 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´s 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 407-847-2144 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|
|1604 N. Thacker Ave. Kiss. 34741|
|First Christian Church |
|2440 Boggy Creek Rd.|
Kissimmee 34744Contact: Cuchy Ramos
Cell 407 738-9650
|St. Cloud Food Pantry||Missouri Ave.|
St. Cloud, FL 34769
|Osceola Christian Ministries||700 Union Street|
Church of God
|1904 Michigan Ave.|
Kissimmee, FL 34741
|Kissimmee Spanish |
Seventh Day Adventist
|1214 Ingram Street|
|Salvation Army||2647 Michigan Ave, Kiss. 34741|
|Mt. Zion |
|2123 N. Smith Street|
|Capt. Domingo Casillas|
|Jehova Jireh ICM|
2490 Boggy Creek Road
Edith Pastrana 407-846-8531
|New Hope |
|511 Barn Street|
|Osceola Council on Aging|
Barney E. Veal Center
|700 Generation Point|
|Renewal Christian Church|
|290 Competition Drive|
|8801 Reliant Road|
|Miracle Temple Ministries|
(Buenaventura Lakes area)
|390 Old Pleasant Hill Rd.|
|St. Rose of Lima|
|348 Crystal River Drive|
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.
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.
Meals 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.
There 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 407-847-2144 .