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.

Update 2:

Thank you Pam L for taking my question seriously. I welcome prayers. Thank you.

Update 3:

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?

Update 4:

You're right Sweet T, I never had a problem with helping others & helping animals whenever I can.

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    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

    Phone: 941-747-4655

    Fax: 941-747-9871

    Director: Ellen Campbel

    Email: MOWPLUS@aol.com

    Website: http://www.mealsonwheelsplus.org/

    St. Fort Pierce (Serving: Indian River, Martin,Okeechobee & St. Lucie Counties)

    Treasure Coast Food Bank

    3051 Industrial 25th

    St. Fort Pierce, FL 34946

    Phone: 772-489-5676

    Fax: 772-489-2988

    Director: Laura Alexander

    Email: Tcfb_lalexander@hotmail.com

    Website: http://www.stophunger.org%20/

    Ft. Myers (Serving: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry & Lee Counties)

    Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

    2126 Alicia Street

    Ft. Myers FL 33901-3926

    Phone: 239-334-7007

    Fax: 239-337-1399

    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

    Phone: 352-336-0839

    Fax: 352-395-6570

    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

    Phone: 904-353-3663

    Fax: 904-358-4281

    Executive Director: Patrick Colley

    Web Site: http://www.lssjax.org/foodbank.html

    Lakeland (Serving: Polk & Highlands Counties)


    1801 E. Memorial Blvd

    Lakeland, FL 33801

    Phone: 863-686-7153

    Fax: 863-510-0975

    Executive Director: Conway Jensen


    Land-o-Lakes (Serving: Hernando & Pasco Counties)

    Suncoast Harvest

    5829 Ehren Cutoff

    Land-o_lakes, FL 34639

    Phone: 813-929-0200

    Fax: 813-929-0707

    Executive Director: Scott Davis

    Email: mailto:SDavis@SuncoastHarvest.org%20

    Miami (Serving: Broward, Dade, Monroe & Palm Beach Counties)

    Daily Bread Food Bank

    5850 NW 32nd Avenue

    Miami FL 33142

    Phone: 305-633-9861

    Fax: 305-637-5350

    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

    Phone: 352-732-5500

    Fax: 352-732-4197

    Director: Peter Del Toro, Director

    Email: fbocala@cs.com

    Orlando (Serving: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminols & Volusia Counties)

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

    2008 Brengle Avenue

    Orlando FL 32808

    Phone: 407-295-1066

    Fax: 407-292-4758

    Executive Director: Dave Krepcho

    Email: dkrepcho@foodbankcentralflorida.org

    Web Site: http://www.foodbankcentralflorida.org%20/

    Salvation Army Food Bank (St. Augustine) (Serving: Flagler, Putnam & St. Johns)

    1731 Dobbs Rd. Suite 7

    St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Phone: 904-819-5671

    Manager: Wayne Whitehead

    Sarasota (Serving: DeSoto & Sarasota Counties)

    All Faiths Food Bank

    717 Cattleman Rd.

    Sarasota FL 34232

    Phone: 941-379-6333

    Fax: 941-371-0582

    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

    Phone: 386-755-5683

    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

    Phone: 850-562-3033

    Fax: 850-562-6176

    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

    Phone: 813-254-1190

    Fax: 813-258-5802

    Executive Director: Sherryl Herbert

    Theodore Al, (Serving: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton Counties)

    Bay Area

    5248 Mobile South St.

    Theodore, AL 36582

    Phone: 251-653-3683

    Fax: 251-653-4208

    Executive Director: David Reaney

    Website: bayareafoodbank.org

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  • 1 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 1 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

    Inverness, FL

    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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Look up Food Banks, or try your church for advice.

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  • 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?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Any Happy Hour at any Sports Bar...

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  • 1 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

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