I am waiting to receive unemployment and I am hungry?
This is embarrassing to me because I have never been unemployed and I know I shouldn't be embarrassed but would like ideas on what to do/where to go in the Marion/Citrus counties area of Florida. Is any place anonymous?
I am using Internest service from my local public library. It's disappointing when it took courage to post this question to receiving the responses from YA that I am receiving. If I do not receive any sincerely helpful responses, I will eventually delete the question.
Thank you Pam L for taking my question seriously. I welcome prayers. Thank you.
1) Most people do not want to be unemployed
2) No one enjoys being hungry
Could someone explain to me why some people are just plain cold-hearted?
You're right Sweet T, I never had a problem with helping others & helping animals whenever I can.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Hold your head up high and be proud. I know you are probably the type that is always helping someone else, but wont take help from others, PRIDE. Things happen, and sometimes we need help, let someone else help you for awhile..
Florida Association of Food Banks:
Bradenton (Serving: Manatee and Sarasota counties)
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee
811 23rd Avenue,
East Bradenton, FL 34208
Director: Ellen Campbel
St. Fort Pierce (Serving: Indian River, Martin,Okeechobee & St. Lucie Counties)
Treasure Coast Food Bank
3051 Industrial 25th
St. Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Director: Laura Alexander
Ft. Myers (Serving: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry & Lee Counties)
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
2126 Alicia Street
Ft. Myers FL 33901-3926
Executive Director: Hawley Botchford
Web Site: http://www.harrychapinfoodbank.org/
Gainesville (Serving: Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette & Levy Counties)
Bread of Might
716 NW 5th Street
P.O. Box 5086
Gainsville, FL 32627
Executive Director: Ann Voyles
Operations Manager: Tom Orndorff
Jacksonville (Serving: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval & Nassau Counties)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Florida
1502 Jessie Street
Jacksonville FL 32206
Executive Director: Patrick Colley
Web Site: http://www.lssjax.org/foodbank.html
Lakeland (Serving: Polk & Highlands Counties)
1801 E. Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801
Executive Director: Conway Jensen
Land-o-Lakes (Serving: Hernando & Pasco Counties)
5829 Ehren Cutoff
Land-o_lakes, FL 34639
Executive Director: Scott Davis
Miami (Serving: Broward, Dade, Monroe & Palm Beach Counties)
Daily Bread Food Bank
5850 NW 32nd Avenue
Miami FL 33142
Executive Director: Judith Gatti
Web Site: http://www.dailybread.org/
Ocala, FL (Serving: Marion County)
First Step Food Bank
P.O. Box 4774
Ocala, FL 34478
Director: Peter Del Toro, Director
Orlando (Serving: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminols & Volusia Counties)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
2008 Brengle Avenue
Orlando FL 32808
Executive Director: Dave Krepcho
Salvation Army Food Bank (St. Augustine) (Serving: Flagler, Putnam & St. Johns)
1731 Dobbs Rd. Suite 7
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Manager: Wayne Whitehead
Sarasota (Serving: DeSoto & Sarasota Counties)
All Faiths Food Bank
717 Cattleman Rd.
Sarasota FL 34232
Executive Director: Dan Dunn
Web Site: http://www.allfaithsfoodbank.org/
Food Bank of Suwanne Valley (Lake City) (Serving: Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee & Union)
772 E. Duval Street
Lake City, FL 32055
Executive Director: Suzanne Edwards
Manager: Scott Elkins
Tallahassee (Serving: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla & Washington Counties)
America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc.
4016 NW Passage
Tallahassee FL 32303
Executive Director: Cindy Wagner
Web Site: http://www.fightinghunger.org/
Tampa (Serving: Citrus, Hardee, Hillsborough, Pinellas & Sumter Counties)
America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay
5300 Adamo Drive, Suite G
Tampa FL 33619
Executive Director: Sherryl Herbert
Theodore Al, (Serving: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton Counties)
5248 Mobile South St.
Theodore, AL 36582
Executive Director: David Reaney
- chefgrilleLv 71 decade ago
Look in the government section of the phone book. Anything that sounds like community food bank, services, anything. Start calling them and if they can't help, ASK them before they hang up where you can call next. Don't get discouraged. You can also ask churches (you don't have to be a member), or ask on freecycle for canned goods. I've seen that posting many times for non-perishables. And don't be ashamed, everyone hits a bump in the road of some kind in their life.
- 1 decade ago
I agree with H-MAN, try your local food banks -they do not ask for ID - some do charge a nominal fee of like $5.00 but you get a lot of food such as canned goods, baked goods, fresh produce and meat. You can also go to your church or synagogue - they will not look down on you and they may know of places such as shelters or other churches that serve free meals to the homeless and poor. I know there is such a stigma associated with all you are going through but there are many in your situation. Also, apply for food stamps, they are a great life saver and may states today put your stamp on a card that looks like a credit/debit card so no one in line knows that you are using food stamps - you swipe the card just like you would a credit/debit card.Source(s): I have been homeless so I have been there, done that and even though it is scary at first it is nothing to be ashamed of. Best of luck to you.
- purpleflyer2008Lv 51 decade ago
Try looking up the St. Vincent De Paul society, or call the local Catholic church, they usually have help.
I will pray for you.
Citrus United Basket (Monday through Friday 10 am - 3 pm, food, clothes, shoes, household items & utilities.)
210 North Apopka
Phone: (352) 344-2242
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- 1 decade ago
Churches and food banks are your best bet. If you have children the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is a major help, especially for formula if you need that.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Look up Food Banks, or try your church for advice.
- 1 decade ago
well,long story short,go dumpster diving!!!...we are a very wasteful country ....theres plenty of good stuff in the trash containers out back of any restauraunt ...i've known ppl who didn't even need to, but do it to save money so they can re-invest the savings in 401k plans...go figure,right?
- 1 decade ago
Any Happy Hour at any Sports Bar...
- ♥ Uwish ♥Lv 61 decade ago
Maybe you should discontinue your internet service if you have no money and are hungry. Then you can eat instead of posting questions on YA
- Angel Face!Lv 51 decade ago