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Our Mission

The Heartland Food Bank is the only local food bank serving Highlands County. Our mission is to provide nutritious food to those in need in our community. We believe that no one should go hungry, and we work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. Through our partnerships with local farmers, businesses, and volunteers, we are able to   directly serve the needs of families facing food insecurity in our communities.  The “bank” can amass, store, and distribute large volumes of food, amounts far greater than the average pantry can handle. 

Join us in our fight against hunger and help make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Helping seniors

how we operate

Before we opened, Food was being picked up from grocery stores in Highlands County and taken to Lakeland, the closest Feeding America Food Bank. Through Feeding America’s national contracts with grocery store chains, HFB became eligible to pick up surplus food from Aldi, Flowers Bakery, Publix, Save-A-Lot, Wal-Mart,  and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Highlands County.  Many organizations hold food drives on our behalf that benefit the organizations we work with and the community they serve.  We also seek grant opportunities to fund operations and special programs. Community support and volunteerism are crucial to our success. We thank everyone involved in helping us fulfill our mission. 

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