Local & Campus Resources

The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry is committed to assisting individuals in the Gator Community who experience food insecurity. If you are in need of additional assistance outside of the Pantry, please refer to this list of resources.

Gainesville Community

Contact Information Additional Information
Service hours: Mobile distribution. Location changes each distribution – stay posted on the website for Gainesville-area distribution
Documentation: none
Mount Olive AME Church
721 SE 8th St
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-9051
Service hours: 2nd and 3rd Saturday every month at 9 am (until supplies last)
Documentation: none
Catholic Charities
1701 NE 9th St
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 371-3157

Service hours: M-Th: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Documentation: Photo ID and SS cards for all in household required.

Also provides rent and utility (GRU) assistance, weekend meals for children, rural outreach services, and financial fitness courses

Transformation Bible Vision Ministries
2314 Waldo Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 226-9036
Service hours: MWF 10 am – 2 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm
Documentation: Photo ID
Upper Room Church of God in Christ
3575 NE 15th St
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 264-0006
Service hours: M T 9 am – 11 am
Documentation: Open to all
Lazarus Restoration Ministries
3019 NE 20th Way
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 213-8970
More Information

Service hours: M 11 am – 1 pm
Documentation: Photo ID

Also hosts youth and financial classes, free professional clothes

Gainesville Community Ministries
238 SW 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 372-8162
Service hours: M-Th 9 am – 12 pm
Documentation: Photo ID, Social Security Card and proof of income. Call for information. (Food pantry is limited to once in 30-day period.)
Salvation Army
639 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32602
(352) 376-1743
Pantry service hours:
T Th: 10:15 am – 3 pm, Wed: bread and sweets only
Soup kitchen hours:
Breakfast Mon 10 am – 11 am, Dinner Fri 3 pm – 4 pm

Documentation: Photo ID and Social Security card

SNAP – Department of Children and Families
(352) 955-5338
Previously “Food Stamp” Program. New temporary expanded eligibility for undergraduate students either eligible for work study, or have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0. Contact the Pantry for more information.
WIC – Supplemental Food Program
WIC Office Locations
(352) 225-4343
Department of Health Alachua website
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutritional program.
St. Francis House
413 S Main St
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 378-9079
Emergency shelter and soup kitchen.
Eldercare of Alachua County
5701 NW 34th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 265-9040

Food delivery services for elderly citizens.

Campus Community