Food Distribution Program

At Beth-El’s facility in Wimauma, each Tuesday from 9:00 am to 2:00pm we distribute food bags containing basic nutritional food items such as rice, beans, canned goods, cereal, pasta, bread and other staples. This makes a very good supplement to the families’ weekly food needs, and in some cases is the mainstay of what families have to eat for the week.

Each week, an average of 400 to 600  families receive food through our hunger relief programs.

In 2015 Beth-El Farmworker Ministry began the “Healthy Living” program. Funded in part by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, and Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the Healthy Living program offers fresh fruits and vegetables along with nutritious recipes as part of our food distribution.

Beth-El receives food from the USDA’s TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program), Feeding America Tampa Bay, food banks, various food drives, local churches, clubs, organizations, and individuals. We are thankful for the generosity and help.

For more information about eligibility:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/pfs-tefap.pdf

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