Your search for First Step Food Bank in Ocala, Florida has led you to this page.
Thank you for your interest in hunger relief in Marion County! If you are in need of food assistance, click here to use our food finder tool.
After 30 years of service to Marion County families, First Step Food Bank has been successfully merged with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; a member of Feeding America. More than 40 local nonprofit food provider partners in the Greater Ocala area now receive food resources for their clients facing hunger from Second Harvest Food Bank's Marion Branch, located at:
4045 NE 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34479
Peter Del Toro, Marion Branch Manager
Again, if you need food assistance, please visit our food finder tool to find one or more of our partners near you. You will contact and visit those partners to receive food. Please do not visit our branch location to receive food unless you are a scheduled representative of one of our partner feeding programs.
If you are looking for a meaningful way to help fight hunger, please know that 100% of your contribution stays in Marion County, and helps families right here at home. Second Harvest Food Bank uses your zip code as an identifier to make sure that your gift is helping residents in your home county. Your generosity translates directly into more meals for families, kids, seniors, veterans, and others who are facing hunger in our community.