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Basic Needs Center

Food Assistance

Mobile Food Pantry
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Did you know that we have served over 183,000 pounds of food to more than 10,000 Families?

In partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, Mosaic, and the United Way of Central of Florida's End Hunger Initiative, our mobile food pantry is open to ALL of Polk County!

Our Mulberry food pantry operates on the first and third Fridays of each month, and our Haines City food pantry operates on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 

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Volunteers Needed - If you are interested in volunteering to distribute food at a food pantry, we would love to have you.  To volunteer for the Mulberry pantry, please call Bobby at (863) 425-1523, ext 103.  To volunteer for the Haines City pantry, please call Katie at (863) 425-1523, ext 102.
Emergency Food
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We also maintain an emergency food pantry for Homeless Outreach and emergency situations.

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Clothing Pantry
Utilities Assistance
Rent / Mortgage Assistance

We offer these services for clients who qualify.  Certain restrictions apply depending upon funding source.

To enroll for assistance, all clients must provide the following:

  • Social Security cards for everyone in the household

  • Photo ID for all adults in the household

  • Proof of physical address

  • Proof of all income, bank/savings statements for up to 13 weeks

  • Birth certificates for all children in household

In addition we require the following for rent, mortgage, and/or utility assistance:

  • Application

  • Basic budget worksheet

  • Proof of ability to continue payments on rent/mortgage

  • Copy of lease

  • 3-Day notice / overdue mortgage statement

  • Overdue notice for utilities


For more information please call (863) 425-1523

Prescription Assistance


If you need assistance with your prescriptions, our prescription assistance service may be able to help. 

Clothing Utilities Rent

"Helping others is the way we help ourselves."

- Oprah Winfrey

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