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Nativity Outreach

Food Pantry & Food Bank

Our mission is to combat hunger in the Brandon/Valrico area through the weekly distribution at Nativity Catholic Church and in Hillsborough County through other non-profits, churches and ministries.  Our Food Bank supplies a satellite system of small food pantries and street ministries that radiate from Nativity miles into Hillsborough County, enabling the hungry to be served with dignity, in their neighborhoods through a program sensitive to their needs.

We transform lives.

Nativity Food Pantry

Food is distributed every Thursday between 1:00 PM and 2:00PM (UPDATED August 2020).  Individuals living outside our service area are aided through referrals to other local pantries that network with our Food Bank.

Nativity Food Bank

Nativity Food Bank supplements a network of 55 small food pantries and street ministries.  43 are served on a weekly basis, and 12 others occasionally.  These organizations are registered to determine need and tax-exempt status.  We own two large delivery trucks and one refrigerated delivery truck.

How you can help:

Events you can support:

  • Donate:
    • Baby food & diapers
    • Non-perishable food items
  • Volunteer
    • Any morning M-F at the Food Bank
    • Thursdays at Nativity
    • Help daily, weekly, monthly, or as you are able.
    • All volunteers are welcome!
  • Our monthly Food Drive outside the Social Hall
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Christmas Angel giftcard tree.
  • Pastoral Care & Outreach Almsgiving Tree.


2017-2018 Annual STATS: At Nativity Food Pantry:

  • Families Served = 4,343
  • Babies served = 227
  • Pounds of Food served = 2,092,195.

Organizations assisted and supplied = 55

  • Pounds of Food distributed = 2,092,195

Diocesan entities currently served by our Food Bank:

  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Most Holy Redeemer
  • Resurrection
  • St. Anne’s
  • St. Clement
  • St. Francis
  • St. Mary’s
  • St. Peter Claver
  • St. Stephen’s
  • Sacred Heart Homeless Ministry

We also aid homeless veterans through AMVets and Homeless Veterans, orphan and foster care through A Kids Place, and multiple Christian congregations.


Serving Brandon & Valrico areas since 1983


  • Phil & Judy Bodinet - Food Bank/Food Pantry
  • Sue Hrabusa - Food Pantry Distribution

Pantry: Thursdays
Parish Social Hall
1:00-2:00pm distribution

Setup 6am-1pm for volunteers

705 E. Brandon Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511
Phone: 813-707-1523

Food Bank: M-F mornings
7:30 - 11am

13295 U.S. HWY 92 E.
Dover, FL 33527
Phone: 813-707-1523
Fax: 813.707.1147

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