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COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

FOOD

  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic - Drive-thru food pantry open to Pinellas County residents. Must bring a photo ID. Visit their website or call (727) 821-1200 for We Help & Admin or (727) 327-0333 for the Health Center.

  • Pinellas County School District - Free meals to students 18 and younger ( student must be present). Every Wednesday, six-day meal packages will be distributed at school pick up locations. For a list of dates, times and locations, visit https://www.pcsb.org/foodlocations or call (727) 588-6000.

  • Special Store Hours
  • Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger

  • 211 Tampa Bay Cares - https://211tampabay.org/

  • HelpWhenYouNeedIt.org - This website helps you find everything from food and healthcare assistance to financial assistance based on zip code.

  • The Kind Mouse provides non-perishable food items to students every week through their Mouse Nibbles program. For more information, visit https://thekindmouse.org/ or call (727) 575-7834.

  • RCS Pinellas distributes food via its food bank every week day. Individuals and families may utilize the service once per month due to supply shortage and will receive three to four days' worth of food per household member. A photo ID, Social Security card and piece of mail with current address are required. For more information, visit https://rcspinellas.org/help/  or call (727) 443-4031 ext. 506.

  • Feeding Tampa Bay - Feeding Tampa Bay's website, http://feedingtampabay.org/, features a variety of food pantries and free meal services throughout the area. For scheduling and locations, call 813-254-1190.

  • Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center - visit http://tscenter.org/  or call (727) 939-1400 ext. 401.

  • Aunt Bertha - Search by zip code for free and low-cost services including food assistance, medical care and job training.

  • Humane Society of Pinellas - The Pet Food Pantry is open every Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., for those who need pet food on a short-term, emergency basis. Contact Volunteer@HumanePinellas.org or 727-797-7722 Ext. 241 for additional information.

  • Grassroots Kava House - Free pet food available for pick-up and delivery. Grassroots Kava House is located at 957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Visit their website or call (727) 220-3041 for more information.

  • Atwater's Best BBQ and Soul Food - free hot meals, health kits with face masks and hand sanitizer and care packages of non-perishable food. Free breakfast to everyone on Saturdays and free lunches to children and their adult chaperones on weekdays. Located at 895 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg FL 33705.

  • BreakSpot/Grab & Go Meals for Kids - search for free food distribution sites for children under 18 near you. Locations are open Monday through Friday. Click here to search for locations.

  • The Food Truck Convoy - Free meals handed out Monday through Friday to anyone in need. Times and locations can be found on their Facebook page @mealstoneighbors.

  • SNAP - Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program online at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida. Many SNAP requirements have been waived in light of COVID-19.

  • WIC - The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is designed to help low-income pregnant women and mothers of children under five years old. Apply by calling (727) 824-6913 or (727) 824-6914.

  • Neighborly Care Network - Free Grab & Go meals for seniors, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For locations and more information, visit www.neighborly.org.

  • Salvation Army St. Pete - Free Grab & Go meals Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Located at 340 14th Ave S., St. Petersburg. Visit www.salvationarmyflorida.org/stpetersburg for more information.


EDUCATION


JOBS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - reemployment assistance.

  • If you are experiencing a loss of job or wages due to Covid-19, many companies, including Walmart, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Dollar General and Amazon, are looking to immediately hire additional employees in the Tampa Bay area to meet growing demand for crucial products.
    • For those with personal vehicles, Domino's Pizza, Instacart, Uber Eats and many other food delivery services are hiring drivers as restaurants close their dining areas.

  • Help with Bills - Visit the website for information on government programs that help with bill payment, financial assistance, unemployment and more.

  • Need Help Paying Bills - Visit the website for information on local, state and federal assistance programs, charities and other resources.

  • AMIkids - The AMIkids Pinellas Workforce Development Program is currently enrolling young adults aged 18-24. The program is free of cost. More information can be found at their website, or by calling (727) 471-0390.

  • St. Pete Works -  Available jobs in the area and links to apply. Includes a variety of positions like food service, retail and office roles. Click here for more information.

  • COVID-19 Project Vet Relief Fund - The Florida Veterans Foundation and the American Legion of Florida aims to provide emergency assistance to veterans affected by the pandemic. For more information or to apply, visit www.HelpFLVets.org

  • Pinellas CARES - Financial assistance for rent/utilities/etc. Application open through June 30, 2020. Click here for more information.

HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION