Category: Food

St. Francis House

St. Francis House serves the hungry and homeless of Alachua County. Website Contact: Amy Lawson (Volunteer Coordinator), (352) 505-3311, Address: 413 S. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 Business Address: PO Box 12491, Gainesville, FL, 32604 What they do: St.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army works where the need is greatest and is motivated by love for all people and faith in God. Website Contact: Lt. Daimion and Captain Tabitha Roberts (352) 376-1743 Address: 639 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32601 Facebook

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida (RMHC of NCF)

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida is a nonprofit organization that provides temporary housing, basic amenities and support to families with critically ill children being treated at area medical facilities.         Website Contact: Dorie Faulkner (Volunteer/Program Coordinator), (352) 374-4404

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Gainesville Community Ministry (GCM)

Gainesville Community Ministry (GCM) provides emergency help to those who are in crisis or lack life’s basic necessities.  Website Contact: (352) 372-8162,, Address: 238 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601 What they do: In addition to providing emergency assistance,

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Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc.

Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida is a nonprofit organization that collects food to give to schoolchildren over the weekends and extended breaks from school if they are identified as being at risk of not receiving meals otherwise. Website Contact:

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities in Gainesville, FL is a not-for-profit organization that provides a variety of programs to help people in need. Website Contact: (352) 372-0294 Address: 1701 NE 9th St., Gainesville, FL 32609 What they do: One of the programs at

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Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank acquires and distributes food and toiletries to other nonprofit programs that help those in need. Website Contact: (352) 336-0839,, Contact Form Address: 325 NW 10 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Who they are: Since 1987,

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The American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge provides a home-like atmosphere to out-of-town cancer patients receiving medical treatment in Gainesville hospitals and medical centers. Website Contact : (352) 338-0601 Address: 2121 SW 16th St., Gainesville, FL, 32608-1417 Who they are:

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