Food, Clothing, Utilities, and Emergency Financial Services

Access Florida

Provides several assistance program including food stamps, Medicaid and cash assistance.

Alachua County Community Support Services (ACOSS)

Provides assistance with utilities, rent, and other resources.

American Red Cross – Gainesville

Provides help and services when natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes strike. They also provide a long list of services, programs, and activities.

Angel Food Ministries

Provides food relief and financial support to communities. For more information call 386 462 2443 or 514 5968 (Alachua), 352 514 1115 (Gainesville), 352 591 2775 (Micanopy).

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

Provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Kids cafe, Summer and after school snack program, Mobile pantry.

Catholic Charities

Emergency Assistance, Weekend Hunger Backpacks and Rural Mobile Food Distribution are programs that help individuals and families who are struggling with hunger.

Community Action Agency

Provides immediate financial assistance (Utility/Rent), Self-sufficiency program (helping families to become independent of social/public assistance).

Career Source North Central Florida

Provides career or job opportunities.

Gainesville Community Ministry

Provides utilities, rent, clothing, furniture, emergency food, free GED classes, parenting classes, assistance with obtaining state IDs.

Goodwill Industries

Provides clothing, furniture and many more services. Goodwill operates at two low cost thrift stores in Alachua county.

High Springs Social Services

Provides food pantry, clothing, rent/utility assistance.

SafeLink Cell Phones

Recipients receiving assistance through government programs are eligible.

St. Francis House

Emergency food (soup kitchen) and emergency shelter.

United Way

Provides help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. Sponsors 2-1-1, which provides free and confidential information and referrals.