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Feeding the Hungry…
The RCS Food Bank provides nutritious groceries to tens of thousands of individuals and families living throughout Pinellas County.
RCS Food Bank distributes food to people at our Clearwater warehouse and delivers food to local food pantries, homeless shelters, domestic violence safe houses, soup kitchens and housing programs for the disabled and elderly to ensure access to food in the neighborhoods that need it most.
Individuals and families may access services once per month, receiving 3-4 days worth of food for all household members per visit. We wish we could provide more, and we do during the holidays. However, with the high need in our community and our limited resources, we maintain inventory levels to ensure we can serve everyone who comes to our doors equally.
With a focus on nutrition, we make every effort to provide healthy nutrient-dense foods, such as lean meats and fresh fruits and vegetables. While we rely on donations of nonperishables, RCS Food Bank also purchases perishable food to ensure we can provide nutritionally balanced food baskets.
The largest demographic receiving food from RCS are children age 5-13 years-old. These developing bodies and minds need good nutrition for a successful healthy life. Over 50% of RCS Food Bank recipients are children under 18 years-old.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632, 9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
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RCS Food Bank
700 Druid Road, Clearwater, FL 33756
Food Distribution Hours:
Monday through Friday, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursdays 12:30pm - 6:45pm
No appointment needed for service
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4pm Thursdays 8:00am - 7:00pm
Please drop off food donations anytime during business hours,
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