Help keep our Emergency Food Pantry Stocked!

An Emergency Food Pantry is an important part of the operations for any community service agency.  It is when food pantries become the primary long term source of assistance for a family that the good intentions of neighbors, churches and agencies actually contribute to generational poverty. United Against Poverty partners with dozens of other community organizations to not only meet immediate food needs for families struggling to put food on the table, but also address health challenges and connect families with resources that will break the terrible cycle of poverty.

In addition to our main Member Share Grocery Program, we maintain a small Emergency Food Pantry to help families that are facing true crisis situations. Because everything we do at UP Orlando centers around our “hand up, not handout” model, we only provide bags of food and hygiene products to those visiting us for the first time in an emergency need situation. We then encourage these families or individuals to join our other programs or begin working with our Crisis Navigator to get back on the road to self-sufficiency.

The non-perishable items stocked in the pantry are exclusively provided by food drives hosted by schools, churches, companies, civic groups and neighborhoods. You can help stock our shelves by collecting protein-rich items like peanut butter, tuna fish, canned chili, Vienna sausages and canned ravioli. Your kindness will not only put food on the table for a hungry family, but help a parent take the first step towards bettering their life. *Donations of food and hygiene products can be dropped off at our locations seven days a week between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Most Useful Donations

Baby Food | Basic Feminine Hygiene Products | Bottled Water | Canned Fruit (pop top lid) | Cereal Bars | Canned Beans | Canned Potatoes| Canned Soup | Diapers | Ensure | Jams or Jellies | Oatmeal | Pasta | Peanut Butter | Rice | Small Boxed Cereal | Saltine Crackers | Tuna | Vienna Sausage

Please contact Pamela Rivera at (407) 650-0774 ext. 435 or for additional information! A flyer for office/event use can be downloaded here.

Sheraton Vistana Resort employees dropping off items from their canned food drive.

Thank you to Joe Haleski and the Orlando Solar Bears for hosting a food drive for us every season!