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, meats, dairy products, 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 an average of about 4,000 to 5,000 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

Those seeking utility assistance must be a resident in one of our service ZIP Codes (34223, 34224, 33946, 33947, 33981 and 33952) and you must present a shut off notice.

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

Due to the storm damage, the current site at the Englewood Sports Complex is currently not hosting the Mobile Truck Produce. Please be patient as we work through the details of hosting this mobile pantry again in our area.

Other Areas of Assistance

Other Areas of Assistance

- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid appointments 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month at the Pantry from 9:00 to 12 Noon