What We Do

Serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in the following zip codes:
34223, 34224, 33946, 33947, 33981 and 33953

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Provide Groceries

Englewood Helping Hand provides produce, can foods, fresh bread and desserts to the less fortunate in the Englewood Community. We also provide personal hygiene and infant items. We are in partnership with All Faiths Food Bank in Sarasota, FL. They are able to supply us with about 1,000 pounds of food each week. We also receive food donations from 7 area churches. Publix, Walmart and Sam’s Club are also supporters of Englewood Helping Hand. Englewood Helping Hand can also supply toiletries, diapers, personal hygiene products and as well dish and laundry detergent.

Utilities Assistance

Englewood Helping Hand provides electric and water assistance to those in need. Families do not need to go without these essentials.

Backpack Program

We assist our community homeless campers with a backpack filled with a week’s necessities to assist with getting them established. The backpack supplies are donated from our generous community partners. The backpacks are filled with items such as a blanket, flashlight, flip flops, rain poncho and socks as well sunscreen, medicinal bag (band-aids, antiseptic cream, etc), personal bag (washcloth, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, razor, etc) along with a tooth brush/tooth paste and plastic silverware. These items are essential to people experiencing homelessness.

Mobile Truck Produce

Englewood Helping Hand partners with All Faiths Food Bank to provide food through a mobile distribution site.  The Free food is given on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The distribution site is at the Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 S. River Road on the second and fourth Thursday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Future Areas of Assistance

Other Assistance

- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid appointments 1st Wednesday of every month at the Pantry from 9:00 to 12 Noon