The Osceola County Food Pantry provides food bags to seniors, disabled adults, and disadvantaged families. The Osceola Council on Aging began providing food assistance programs to the Osceola County community more than 40 years ago and has evolved to provide nutrition assistance to more than 40,000 needy households every year.
In 2019, the Osceola Council on Aging’s Nutrition and Meals on Wheels Programs provided over 666,032 pounds of food that was served to the needy in Osceola County; 166,508 hot, nutritious meals were served and delivered or served to 1,018 clients; and 877 traditional holiday meals were served during the holiday season.
The Council leverages TEFAP USDA foods with locally donated foods and funded social service programs to provide more comprehensive food packages and services to meet increasing demands in the number of low-income households served in our community.
The Osceola County Food Pantry relies on community volunteers to assist by donating food through community or workplace food drives and monitory donations.
The Osceola Council on Aging works with local community partners like the Harmony Institute and Osceola County Grown to purchase crops for use in meal production and for food distribution to disadvantaged Osceola County residents.
Preferred Items Include: Spaghetti Sauce Pasta Peanut Butter Canned Tuna Chicken Ham Dry Milk Cereal Soups Boxed Macaroni & Cheese Applesauce Canned Fruit Pudding Boxed Potatoes Rice Beans