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The Heartland Food Bank is the only local food bank serving Highlands County. Our facility allows our 40 partner agencies access to food that they would not be able to store themselves. Together, we can better serve the nearly 20,000 residents that are in need of food in our community. Though we receive food from local grocery stores and Feeding Tampa Bay, we are financially self-supporting. We rely on the generous community in Highlands county to be able to continue our mission: Let No One Go Hungry.

We need continued support in the following areas: 

  • Warehouse Maintenance

  • Replacing old equipment. (We recently spent $18,000 updating our freezer, refrigerator and AC System in the Warehouse)

  • Staffing. Though we are blessed with wonderful volunteers, we need staff to coordinate operations, assure that OSHA guidelines and other safe food handling practices are being followed.

  • Funding for on-going and new programs. Though our principle function is to supply food pantries, we must also be looking ahead and innovating as the needs of the community change

Your support is crucial to our success. We are grateful for your contribution.

Thank you,



One Time and Monthly Giving

We appreciate all levels of donations. By Clicking the Donate Now Button, you can give a one-time donation or set up a reoccurring monthly donation.

Planned Giving

Don’t forget the Heartland Food Bank in your estate planning. What better legacy to leave than one that serves all people in our community.

Food Drive

Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a Food Drive. We will work with you on materials, food lists, and can schedule staff and our truck to be at an event and pick up the food. We love a good photo op.


Heartland Food Bank appreciates your commitment to ending Food Insecurity in Highlands County. Whether you give a personal donation or are sponsoring a food drive, your generosity will help gain the nutrition and stability they need to grow and thrive in our community. We can accept all nonperishable foods. Below is our most requested list. Thank you for your support.


Canned fruit

Canned vegetables

Canned meats- tuna & chicken

Canned Soup

Beef Stew

Peanut butter - Creamy

Jelly – Grape and Strawberry (Squeeze bottles)

Mac and Cheese

Pasta Sauces (in cans or plastic bottles)



Black Beans


Personal Hygiene products

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