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

We assist our pantry guests weekly for three months. Food is distributed every Thursday between 3PM and 4PM.  Individuals living outside our service area are given one-time service, and still 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.  93,368 pounds of pet food was distributed to a local pet charity in the area.  We own two large delivery trucks, one refrigerated

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 toy drive and angel giftcard tree.


2016 STATS: At Nativity Food Pantry:

  • Families Served = 4,737
  • Babies served = 229
  • Pounds of Food served = 433,639.

Organizations assisted and supplied = 55

  • Pounds of Food distributed = 1,792,406

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, multiple Christian congregations, and the Islamic Society of Tampa.


Serving Brandon & Valrico areas since 1983


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

Pantry: Thursdays
Parish Social Hall
3 - 4pm distribution

Setup 6am-3pm 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

Online Giving

Online Giving

Secure and Convenient Donate now!