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Pasco County Available Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tremendous strain to our country, our community and especially to the most vulnerable. That is why we have decided to give you a daily update on services that are available in Pasco County so you can be aware and get the word out. We are updating these service DAILY.

We also NEED to hear from you. Email Don@pascohomelesscoalition.org with any updates or services you know that are available. It is important that we work together during this time to get help and support to those in need.

Pasco County Services Available:

New Updates Added  September 22nd:

  • Pasco County Fire Rescue: Car Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, September 26th from 10am – 2pm at Station 23, 21300 SR-54, Lutz, FL. Click here for information.
  • Family Benefit Services: 65 or Over Pop-up Food Pantry Friday September 25th. Call to RSVP: 727-710-6494.

Previous Updates:

  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County the week of September 7th:
    • September 21st from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • September 22nd from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health, 7463 State Rd. 52, Hudson, FL 34667
    • September 24th from 3 pm – 5:30 pm: John S Burks Memorial Park, 3220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City
    • September 25th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • Joining Hands Mission: Pick up a drive-thru dinner at Joining Hands Mission tomorrow, September 22nd, from 5:30-6:15 PM at Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • We do FREE School & Sport physicals. Please call 727-324-7823 to register!!!
    • Monday, Sept 21:  Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, NPR. 9:00 – 1:00 PM. Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers.
    • Tuesday, Sept 22: New Hope Wesleyan Church, 7208 Terrace Dr, Hudson. 10:00-2:00 PM. Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers.
    • Wednesday, Sept 23: Pasco Terrace, 11801 Pasco Terrace Ct, Port Richey. 9:00-2:00 PM. Medical Unit only.
    • Thursday, Sept 24: Please call 727-324-7823 for location.
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • Joining Hands Mission: Come by for a hot drive-thru breakfast this Sunday 8:30-9:15 AM at the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • Gulfside Hub with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Next week’s menu is ready! Registration is open for free hot dinners on September 21 and 23. Pick up will be from 5:00-5:30pm. Register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop. No delivery available. Click here to register
  • United Way of Pasco County: We were recently awarded a $498,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to assist adult survivors of sex and labor trafficking and their families. Specifically, this funding will be used to provide direct service case management that includes assistance with rent, utilities or related expenses such as security deposits and relocation costs. In addition, survivors will be linked to other wrap around services. These services will be provided by the United Way of Pasco County directly. This funding is available to both Pasco County residents and residents of surrounding counties. If you would like to refer a survivor for assistance, please contact: Laura Knight, Campaign Manager United Way of Pasco County. laurak@unitedwaypasco.org 
  • Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger: TBNEH Meals on Wheels for Kids (MOW4Kids) is officially launching in Pasco County at Dade City on September 24th at the Farmworker’s Self Help. MOW4Kids offers home delivery meal service to kids who opted to attend school from home through virtual or online learning due to COVID-19. The program provides meals, shelf stable groceries, including produce, as resources allow. Children may experience an increase in overall nutrition, food security, and feelings of social connectedness from volunteers stopping by. Applications can be submitted by calling (813) 344-5837 or at www.NetworktoEndHunger.org/MOW4Kids; see flyer and website for more details. Volunteer drivers are needed each week to help pack boxes of shelf stable food on Tuesdays and to deliver on Wednesdays from Farmworker’s Self-Help in Dade City. Routes take 60 minutes to complete. To sign up to volunteer, please visit www.networktoendhunger.org/volunteer.
  • Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center: Virtual group classes are now available for quitting tobacco from the comfort of your own homes. Upcoming dates are:
    • Friday, September 18 from 1pm – 3pm
    • Monday, September 21 from 6pm – 8pm
    • Tuesday, September 22 from 10am – 12pm
    • Wednesday, September 23 from 1pm – 3pm
    • Friday, September 25 from 12pm – 2pm
    • GNAHEC will provide the support and guidance needed to help begin life tobacco free. Participants will be eligible to receive 2 to 4 weeks of FREE quit aids like nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, when available and medically appropriate. For more information regarding scheduling and registration please email: info@gnahec.org OR call 813-929-1000
  • Pasco MEGA Food Pantry – Change of Hours: The Pasco County Mega Pantry will now be from 3:00-5:30PM! MEGA Pantry will be held each Thursday from 3:00-5:30PM, to help meet the need for food assistance across Pasco County. (Pantries operate rain or shine, as long as it is safe to distribute). Address: 13220 Gene Nelson Blvd. Dade City, FL 33525 *FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! We do not require ID, paperwork, or pre-screening to receive food. Anyone in need is welcome to come. VOLUNTEERS PLEASE COME AT 2:30 or hour earlier. Stop by Thursday around 2:30 to hand out food. You also can sign up by calling/emailing us or sign up through Feeding Tampa Bay website. Gloves, Mask, Drinks and Snacks are given at the event for volunteers. Also A/C RV in case it’s too hot outside and you need cool air. Also Bathrooms. Feel free to bring any family and friends to volunteer because there’s always open spots.
    • Traffic/Logistics:
      • 2:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
      • 2:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
      • 3:00PM: Distribution Start
      • 5:30PM: Distribution Ends
  • Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco: We are accepting new patients. Applications for new patients are accepted in-person only Monday-Thursday from 10am-12noon and 1pm-2:30pm only. Click here to access the new patient application.
  • Joining Hands Mission: Pick up a drive-thru dinner at Joining Hands Mission TONIGHT from 5:30-6:15 PM at Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • Make a Difference, Inc.: This Thursday is Pasco MEGA Food Pantry. We will be at Burks Park handing out FREE GROCERY’S to anyone and everyone who stops by! MEGA Pantry will be held each Thursday from 4:00-6:30PM, to help meet the need for food assistance across Pasco County. (Pantries operate rain or shine, as long as it is safe to distribute) Address: 13220 Gene Nelson Blvd. Dade City, FL 33525. *FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! We do not require ID, paperwork, or pre-screening to receive food. Anyone in need is welcome to come.
    • We also are looking for volunteers, we have been short handed these last 2 weeks and need all the help we can get. Please stop by Thursday around 3:30 to hand out food. You also can sign up by calling/emailing us or sign up through Feeding Tampa Bay website. Gloves, Mask, Drinks and Snacks are given at the event for volunteers. Also A/C RV in case it’s too hot outside and you need cool air. Also Bathrooms. Feel free to bring any family and friends to volunteer because there’s always open spots.
    • Traffic/Logistics:
      • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
      • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
      • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • We do FREE School & Sport physicals. Please call 727-324-7823 to register!!!
    • Wednesday, September 16: Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd (US 41)- MMU only. 9:30 – 2:00 PM.
    • Thursday, September 17: My Community Baptist Church, 11441 Osceola Dr, New Port Richey. 9:00 -12:00 noon.
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County the week of September 7th:
    • September 14th from 12 pm – 2 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • September 15th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: First Baptist Church of Hudson, 7009 Hudson Ave, Hudson, FL 34674
    • September 17th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: John S Burks Memorial Park, 3220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City
    • September 18th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • The Volunteer Way: Hosting a virtual food drive to meet the ever growing need for food. A $10 donation feeds a family of 4 with 12 meals. Visit our web site to donate.

  • Pasco County Schools: Due to changes in the rules governing the federal school lunch program, Pasco Schools is making it easier than ever for students – and children 18 and under – to receive free meals. Starting on Monday, September 14, students who attend class on campus will still be able to get meals in the school cafeteria, and now those meals will be free. Also starting on Monday, September 14, students who attend school remotely will still be able to receive school meals on a drive-through basis. Those meals also will be free. Here’s how the program will work for students who are learning remotely through mySchool Online or Pasco eSchool:
    • Monday, September 14 through Thursday, September 17, the daily drive-through meal distribution will continue at the designated site time – and meals will now be free. Designated locations and times are listed at https://connectplus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/fns/?page_id=6877.
    • Friday, September 18, the school district will serve a week’s worth of meals (breakfast and lunch) curbside to mySchool Online students, quarantined students, and children in the community 18 years and under. That includes Pasco e-School students. We will keep the same times already established for curbside feeding. Curbside meal distribution will continue once a week on Fridays.
    • We encourage families intending to participate curbside to complete the Meal Reservation Form, http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/fns/mform/view.php?id=269401, so we can be best prepared for curbside participation. Parent/guardians no longer have to go to their child’s school; they can pick up meals from the site that is most convenient.
  • Gulfside Hub with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Registration is now open for next week’s meals. We will be serving meals on September 14 and September 16. Pick up will be from 5:00-5:30pm. We will not be able to give out meals any earlier due to after-school dismissal. Register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop. No delivery available. Click here to register
  • Joining Hands Mission: Pick up a drive-thru dinner at Joining Hands Mission TONIGHT from 5:30-6:15 PM at Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • Gulfside Hub with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Only one meal this week, tomorrow, September 9th. Pick up will be from 5:00-5:30pm. Register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop. No delivery available. Click here to register
  • Pasco County Fire Rescue: Car Seat Check Saturday on Saturday, September 26th from 10am – 2pm at Station 23, 21300 SR-54, Lutz, FL. Click here for information.
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County the week of September 7th:
    • September 8th from 12 pm – 2 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • September 10th from 3 pm – 4:30 pm: King of Kings, 10337 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668
    • September 10th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: John S Burks Memorial Park, 3220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City
    • September 11th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • Samaritan Project: Currently serving homeless and at-risk clients at 5722 8th St. Zephyrhills on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5 P.M., by “walk-up” at the north-facing window of our facility. Appointments are also available. We ask that all clients observe social distancing guidelines and reusable masks are available onsite for anyone in need. Staff and volunteers are also still providing mobile outreach services throughout the week. Please feel free to give us a call at (813) 501-9951 if you have any questions. And, as always, referrals for assistance or assessments are welcome.
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • We do FREE School & Sport physicals. Please call 727-324-7823 to register!!!
    • Tuesday, September 8: Moon Lake Mission at Volunteer Way, 10002 Moon Lake Rd, NPR.  9:00-12:00 PM.
    • Wednesday, September 9: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Ln, Shady Hills. 9:30-1:30 PM.
    • Thursday, September 10: Farmworkers Self-Help 15021 Polk Ave, Dade City. 9:30-1:00 PM.
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • Alliance for Healthy Communities: September is Suicide Prevention Month and the week of September 7th is Suicide Prevention Week. We have some materials that can be used to increase awareness about suicide and ways to prevent it. Below is a flyer about a FREE virtual event, Night of H.O.P.E., on September 9th at 6:00pm. Click here to register.
  • One Community Now: We have been selected as the beneficiary of the Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Winn-Dixie at 6033 State Road 54, New Port Richey, FL during the month of September we will receive a $1 donation.
  • Pasco MEGA Food Pantry NEW LOCATION: This will now be at John S. Burks Memorial Park, 3220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City every Thursday from 4pm – 6:30pm. If you are in need of food, please stop by and collect a box or bag of free, prepacked groceries. To get to the distribution, please enter John S. Burks Memorial Park from the main entrance. There will be signs directing you to the distribution. Volunteers will load the food directly into your vehicle, practicing social distancing guidelines. They do not require ID, paperwork, or pre-screening to receive food. Anyone in need is welcome to come.
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County this week:
    • September 1st from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
    • September 3rd from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: John S Burks Memorial Park, 3220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City
    • September 4th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • OneBlood Blood Drive: September 1st, 11am – 4pm at Dade City Family Health Center. All donors receive free OneBlood Mask and a $10 egift card.
  • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: The menu is ready for next week’s meals and registration is now open. We will be serving meals on August 31 and September 2. Pick up will be from 5:00-5:30pm. We will not be able to give out meals any earlier due to after-school dismissal. Register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop. No delivery available. Click here to register
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • Monday, August 31: Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Land O’ Lakes, 9:30-2:00 PM.
    • Wednesday, September 2: Moon Lake Mission at Volunteer Way, 10002 Moon Lake Rd, NPR.  9:00-12:00 PM.
    • Thursday, September 3: Farmworkers Self-Help 15021 Polk Ave, Dade City. 9:30-1:00 PM.
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • Joining Hands Mission: Pick up a drive-thru dinner at Joining Hands Mission TONIGHT 5:30-6:15 PM at Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • Make A Difference, Inc.: PASCO MEGA FOOD PANTRY HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TILL THE END OF OCTOBER AT PASCO HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE – EAST CAMPUS. We will still be having our Mobile Food Pantries for drive-through service this Thursday August 27th, 2020, at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523.
  • Premier Community HealthCare Group: Ladies, 18+ it’s time to put your health first. Join us for Women’s Health Day on August 31st from 7am – 7pm. Free health screenings, health education and community resources. We have taken extra steps to ensure your health and safety. Don’t wait, call today to schedule your appointment 352-518-2000

  • Bay Area Legal Services: Friday, August 28th at 12 noon, join attorneys Susan Sandler of Bay Area Legal Services, Shahrzad Emami of Legal Services of Greater Miami, and Scott Stichter of Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. for a Facebook live –  #LegalAnswersLive: Small Businesses Can Recover from COVID-19 – aimed to help eligible Florida nonprofits and small businesses. If you have a small business attempting to recover from COVID-19, you won’t want to miss this session! Click here for complete information.
  • CARES Elfers Center: This Thursday is the LAST Food Box Drive Thru Food Distribution for Seniors and Older Adults. Four hundred food boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed Thursday, August 27th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive New Port Richey
  • Pasco County: Having trouble paying your rent or mortgage because you’ve experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19? Are you facing eviction or foreclosure because you are more than 3 months behind? The CRF (Coronavirus Relief Fund) Housing Assistance Program may be able to help! The SHIP – CRF Housing Assistance Application is now available. The application must be submitted in paper, you can download the application online or pick it up at a number of locations around the County. https://www.pascocountyfl.net/385/Community-Development
  • Premier Community Healthcare: Join us virtually for Premier Live: Parenting in a Pandemic. As teachers, parents and caregivers you may have questions or concerns about how to provide the best care for your little ones, how to reduce anxiety, encouraging hand hygiene and mask use for your children and teens. We have the answers. Pediatrician, Dr. Maribelis Perez will answer any questions you may have as well as offer tips for best practices this back to school season. Participants have a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Register Now.
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County this week:
    • August 24th from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • August 25th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
    • August 27th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: Pasco MEGA Pantry, Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 *enter the campus from the main entrance
    • August 28th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • Monday, August 24: Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Land O’ Lakes, 9:30-2:00 PM. MMU only.
    • Tuesday, August 25: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, NPR. 9:00 – 1:00 PM. Mobile Hot Showers only.
    • Wednesday, August 26: Moon Lake Mission at Volunteer Way, 10002 Moon Lake Rd, NPR.  9:00-12:00 PM. MMU & Showers.
    • Thursday, August 27:  Farmworkers Self-Help, 15021 Polk Ave, Dade City.  9:30-1:00 PM. MMU only.
    • Friday, August 28:  Glorious Church of God in Christ, 37504 Trilby Road, Trilby. 10:00-1:00 PM. MMU only.
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • Hopeville Family Ministries: Food Pantry is open Saturday, August 22nd from 8 am to 12:00 noon, located at 6508 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653.
  • Calvary Chapel Worship Center: This Saturday, August 23rd from 8am – 1pm is our Kicks and More Back To School Giveaway. We will have clothes and shoes, while supplies last. One free pair of shoes per child. The Community Center will be open for food. We’re located at 6825 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34653.
  • Alliance for Healthy Communities: Here is a new resource – “How to Talk to Your Kids About Anything.” It is a great tool to build strong, healthy communications with kids. When we use these skills we make it easier to discuss the harder topics, and there are plenty of hard topics to go around these days. Click here to download the brochure.
  • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Registration for next week’s meals is now open. We will be serving meals on August 24 and August 26. Pick up will be from 5:00-5:30pm. We will not be able to give out meals any earlier due to after-school dismissal. Register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop. No delivery available. Click here to register
  • Premier Community Healthcare: Thursday, August 27th from noon to 1pm, you are invited to join Premier Live: Parenting in a Pandemic. As teachers, parents and caregivers you may have questions or concerns about how to provide the best care for your little ones, how to reduce anxiety, encouraging hand hygiene and mask use for your children and teens. We have the answers. Pediatrician, Dr. Maribelis Perez will answer any questions you may have as well as offer tips for best practices this back to school season. Click here to register.
  • Make a Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
    • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for emergency food bags at our office.
    • MEGA FOOD PANTRY HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TILL AUGUST 27TH AT PASCO HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE – EAST CAMPUS. We will still be having our Mobile Food Pantries for drive-through service this Thursday August 20th, 2020, at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website or call or email us.
    • Here is a link to our new flyer as well: New Flyer With Location (PLEASE SHARE THIS FLYER SO EVERYONE CAN GO TO THE CORRECT LOCATION)
    • Traffic/Logistics:
      • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
      • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
      • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
    • Contact Information:
  • Pasco County Government: Hosting a FREE, COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Wednesday, August 19 through Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Zephyrhills Train Depot Museum. Testing is available on a first-come, first-served basis, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Details: bit.ly/2PX6OyW
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: CHANGE TO THURSDAY’S LOCATION. This Thursday, August 20th, we will now be at Farmworkers Self-Help @ La Casa de Esperanza Y Salud, 15021 Polk Ave, Dade City, 9:30 – 1:00 PM.
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County this week:
    • August 17th from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • August 18th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
    • August 20th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: Pasco MEGA Pantry, Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 *enter the campus from the main entrance
    • August 20th from 1 pm – 4pm: Walmart Dade City, 2650 US-301, Dade City, FL 33525
    • August 21st from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • West Pasco Back-to-School Giveaway: Saturday, August 29th from 1pm – 3pm at 6345 Grand Blvd, NPR. For grades K-12, Backpack, school supplies and mast giveaway. This is a drive-thru event. First come. First serve.
  • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Registration for next week’s meals is now open. We will be serving meals on August 17 and August 19. Please also note that next week will be the last week for pick up from 4:00 – 5:00pm. Starting Monday, August 24th we will have dinner pick-up between 5:00-5:30 PM. Please remember that there is no change for this coming week and this new schedule will begin August 24th. Register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop. No delivery available. Click here to register
  • Hopeville Family Ministries: Food Pantry is open Saturday, August 15th from 8 am to 12:00 noon, located at 6508 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653.
  • Joining Hands Mission: Pick up a drive-thru dinner TONIGHT, 5:30-6:15 PM at Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • CARES Elfers Center: Four hundred food boxes will be distributed to seniors and older adults on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed Thursday, August 13th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive New Port Richey
  • Making a Difference, Inc.: The Pasco MEGA Panty has been EXTENDED to August 27th. It will be Thursday, August 13, 20 & 27 at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website or call or email us.
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • Monday, August 17: Moon Lake Mission at Volunteer Way, 10002 Moon Lake Rd, NPR- MMU & Mobile Hot Showers 9:00-12:00.
    • Tuesday, August 18: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey – Mobile Hot Showers. 9:00- 2:00 PM.
    • Wednesday, August 19: Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd (US 41)- MMU only. 9:30 – 2:00 PM.
    • Thursday, August 20: My Community Baptist Church, 11441 Osceola Dr, NPR MMU only 9:00-12:00
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • Hopeville Family Ministries: Food Pantry is open Saturday, August 15th from 8 am to 12:00 noon, located at 6508 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653.
  • Joining Hands Mission: Pick up a drive-thru dinner TONIGHT, 5:30-6:15 PM at Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday.
  • CARES Elfers Center: Four hundred food boxes will be distributed to seniors and older adults on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed Thursday, August 13th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive New Port Richey
  • Make a Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
    • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for emergency food bags at our office.
    • We will still be having our last Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday August 13th, 2020, at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website or call or email us.
    • Here is a link to our new flyer as well: New Flyer With Location (PLEASE SHARE THIS FLYER SO EVERYONE CAN GO TO THE CORRECT LOCATION)
    • Traffic/Logistics:
      • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
      • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
      • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
    • Contact Information:
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County this week:
    • August 10th from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • August 11th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
    • August 13th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: King of Kings, 10337 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668
    • August 13th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: LAST Pasco MEGA Pantry, Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 *enter the campus from the main entrance
    • August 14th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • Pasco County: If you live in Pasco County you can apply for help paying your bills with the Community CARES program. Get help with mortgage, rent, electric and/or water bills. Income guidelines apply, and a maximum amount of $3,500 per household is available. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis for 150 people who apply Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 9 am at this link: bit.ly/2DxdKj6. Read the full news release here: bit.ly/30AJey9 
  • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Registration for next week’s meals is now open. We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered August 10 and August 12th. Click here to register
  • Tampa Bay Network To End Hunger: TBNEH Meals on Wheels for Kids Tri-County program-currently piloting in Dade City in Pasco but could be expanded. Have been serving Pinellas and Hillsborough for some time and are now expanding to Pasco due to the high need identified in East Pasco. Applications can be submitted by calling (813) 344-5837 or at www.NetworktoEndHunger.org/MOW4Kids; see flyer and website for more details.
  • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
    • Tuesday, August 11: Gulfview Sq Mall, parking near former Sears Auto on South end, 9409 US Hwy 19, Port Richey, 8:00-11:00 AM. MMU only.
    • Wednesday, August 12: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Ln, Shady Hills 9:30-1:30 PM. MMU only.
    • Wednesday, August 12: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey -Mobile Hot Showers only. 9:00 – 1:00 PM.
    • Thursday, August 13: Hudson Hills Manor, 9600 Call Ct, Hudson 9:00-2:00 PM.
    • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
  • 2020 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday: Starts tomorrow, August 7th and runs through August 9th. Qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. For more information and a list of qualifying items, click here.
  • Feeding Florida:  Fresh Access Bucks, a program of Feeding Florida, is extending unlimited dollar-for-dollar matches for all SNAP and P-EBT purchases on Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through December 31, 2020. While the program typically has a $40 cap on matches, the cap will be lifted through the remainder of 2020 to aid food insecure individuals in this uncertain time. In Pasco, a Fresh Access Bucks Market is located at Tasty Tuesdays Community Market, New Port Richie Public Library, 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey. For a complete list of participating markets in Florida, click here.
  • CARES: Four hundred food boxes will be distributed to seniors and older adults on a first-come, first-serve basis tomorrow, August 6th. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at CARES Rao Musunuru M.D. Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Pkwy, Hudson, FL 34667.
  • Pasco County Cares Program: Pasco County Residents, if you know of anyone who has been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and needs financial assistance, the following organizations are taking appointments to help these families who fall at or below the 80% annual median income (see chart below). The Pasco County CARES Program is federal money that is to be used towards paying mortgages, leases and utilities (water/electric). You can apply at:
    • One Community Now: 727-849-4724
    • Hope Resource Center: 727-378-4479
    • Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County: 727-842-8605
  • One Community Now: We are serving meals provided by Spartan Manor and bags of groceries to those in need in our community. Our schedule is:
    • Tuesdays &Thursdays: Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center 5:30pm – 6:15pm
    • Wednesdays: First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Bay Area Legal Services: Our Disaster Relief Team will host a Facebook live session this Thursday, August 6th at 5:00 pm – “Hurricane Preparedness In Times of COVID-19. ” This session will focus on disaster preparedness, specifically geared towards hurricanes, during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The teammates will explore generalized preparation, with a dose of legal-specific concerns that potential hurricane victims should consider in hopes of avoiding loss. Within the context of legal-specific concerns, they will also explore specific tips for preparing for a storm. Due to the current health crisis, they will also explore concerns and alternatives to traditional disaster response and relief. Click here for information.
  • BayCare Behavioral Health: We are having two Virtual Lunch Series in August:  Chew On This: Talking Over Lunch About Our New Normal and Stronger Together: Empowering Our Children. See flyers below for details.
  • Make a Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
    • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for emergency food bags at our office.
    • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday August 6th, 2020, at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website or call or email us.·
    • Here is a link to our new flyer as well: New Flyer With Location (PLEASE SHARE THIS FLYER SO EVERYONE CAN GO TO THE CORRECT LOCATION)
    • Traffic/Logistics:
      • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
      • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
      • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
      • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
    • Contact Information:
  • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County this week:
    • August 3rd from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
    • August 4th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
    • August 6th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: Pasco MEGA Pantry, Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 *enter the campus from the main entrance
    • August 7th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
  • Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center: Virtual group classes are now available for quitting tobacco from the comfort of your own homes. GNAHEC will provide the support and guidance needed to help begin life tobacco free. Participants will be eligible to receive 2 to 4 weeks of FREE quit aids like nicotine patches, gum or lozenges, when available and medically appropriate. For more information regarding scheduling and registration please email: info@gnahec.org OR call 813-929-1000
  • Pasco County Schools: Summer Feeding has been extended through August 11th. Click here to find an open site.
  • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered August 3rd and August 5th. Please click here to register
  • One Community Now: Pasco County Residents, if you know of anyone who has been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and needs financial assistance, One Community Now is taking appointments to help these families who fall at or below the 80% annual median income (see chart below). The Pasco County CARES Program is federal money that is to be used towards paying mortgages, leases and utilities (water/electric). Click here to make an appointment.

      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Monday, August 3: Volunteer Way, 10002 Moon Lake Rd, NPR – MMU & Mobile Hot Showers 9:00-12:00. NOTE: The safety of our staff & patients is extremely important to us. Since we are uncertain the path Tropical Storm Isaias will be taking, we may have to cancel this location last minute. Please call before coming out. 727-324-7823
        • Tuesday, August 4: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey -MMU & Mobile Hot Showers. 9:00 – 2:00 PM.
        • Wednesday, August 5: NPR Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6424 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey -MMU only. 10:00 – 1:00 PM.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando: Click here for our updated Child Protective Investigator Referral Form
      • The Florida DOH-Pasco: The testing site, previously held at Gulf High School in New Port Richey, is moving to the old Sears Auto Center on the south end of Gulfview Square Mall in Port Richey starting August 3rd. This testing site will be open Monday- Friday 8:00am-11:00am.

      • Make a Difference, Inc.: MEGA FOOD PANTRY! (JULY 30TH)(4:00PM-6:30PM) If you are in need of food, please stop by and collect a box or bag of free, prepacked groceries. To get to the distribution, please enter Pasco-Hernando State College – East Campus from the main entrance. There will be signs directing you to the distribution. Volunteers will load the food directly into your vehicle, practicing social distancing guidelines. We do not require ID, paperwork, or pre-screening to receive food. Anyone in need is welcome to come. MEGA Pantry will be held each Thursday from 4:00-6:30 till August 13th, to help meet the need for food assistance across Pasco County. Pantries operate rain or shine, as long as it safe to distribute. Click here for information.
      • CARES Elfers Center: Four hundred food boxes will be distributed to seniors and older adults on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed Thursday, July 30th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at CARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker Drive New Port Richey
      • Make a Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
        • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday July 30th, 2020, at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website or call or email us.
        • Here is a link to our new flyer as well: New Flyer With Location (PLEASE SHARE THIS FLYER SO EVERYONE CAN GO TO THE CORRECT LOCATION)
        • Traffic/Logistics:
          • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
          • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
          • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
        • Contact Information:
      • Fresh Start For Pasco/Hope Resource Center: We are open 4 days. The flyer has the hours. Also on Mondays and Friday we give out food to the families and elderly from 9:30 – 11:30 we do require ID’s thank you. Location at 10028 Moonlake Road, New Port Richey.
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered July 27 and July 29. See flyer below for menu. Please click here to register

      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Tuesday, July 28: Regency Park Branch Library,  9701Little Rd, NPR -MMU only 9:00-2:30 PM.
        • Wednesday, July 29: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Ln, Shady Hills- MMU only. 9:00-1:00 PM.
        • Wednesday, July 29: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey -Mobile Hot Showers only. 9:00 – 1:00 PM.
        • Friday, July 31: Hudson Hills Manor (Housing Authority property) 9600 Call Court, Hudson, from 9:00-2:00 PM – MMU only.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • Make a Difference, Inc: EVERY THURSDAY, we will be at our new location for our MEGA Food Pantry at Pasco-Hernando State College (East Campus). Address: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 from 4:00pm-6:30pm
      • CARES: Four hundred food boxes will be distributed to seniors and older adults on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Thursdays July 23rd in Hudson. See flyer for details.

      • Bay Area Legal Services: We are having a Facebook Live event this Friday, July 24th at 2pm – LegalAnswersLive: Time for Tax Talk!  Have you received a letter from the IRS claiming you owe money or are they refusing to release your refund? Are you entitled to receive a stimulus payment you have not yet received? Do you owe the IRS money you cannot afford to pay? Join Attorney Gale Pinkston to discuss your rights and responsibilities as a taxpayer! Click here for the information.
      • The Non Custodial Parent Employment Program (NCPEP) is accepting referrals in Pasco and Hernando Counties for parents that are court ordered to pay child support. Some of the services we can assist client’s with include:
        • Searching for and obtaining employment
        • Completing Employ-ability Skills Trainings
        • Get driver’s license back (if suspended for not paying child support)
        • Provide various support services for 6 months after obtaining employment
      • Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.: We have a new location in West Pasco County located at 5705 Gulf Drive in New Port Richey. This new location replaces the office that was located at 14174 US Highway 19 in Hudson.Clients will be able to receive assistance from select Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. (MFCS), programs such as Community Services programs and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program at both MFCS locations in Pasco County. Individuals seeking assistance from these programs may schedule appointments online and via phone. Click here for the online scheduling tool. Appointments can be scheduled via phone by calling 352-251-2313. For assistance or additional information, clients can call the office in their respective county:
        • Pasco – Dade City: (352) 567-0533
        • Pasco – New Port Richey: (727) 857-5495
        • Hernando – Brooksville: (352) 796-1425
        • Hernando – Spring Hill: (352) 606-3372
        • Citrus – Lecanto: (352) 527-3809
        • Sumter – Bushnell: (352) 793-3114
      • First Presbyterian Church: Located at 37412 Church Ave in Dade City (near Senior Nutrition Center) is serving breakfast for $1 every Sunday morning from 8:30am – 10am. Everyone is welcome.
      • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County this week:
        • July 20th from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
        • July 21st from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
        • July 23rd from 4 pm – 6:30 pm: Pasco MEGA Pantry, Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus, 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523 *enter the campus from the main entrance
        • July 24th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
      • Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida: This Saturday, July 25th, we are conducting Free Hearing Screenings for children at our New Port Richey Office – 6333 River Road from 9am – 12 noon as part of Hernando County’s 4th Annual Back to School Bash: Backpack Drive-Thru. You MUST make an appointment. Call 727-312-3881.
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Monday, July 20, 9-12:00: The Mission Soup Kitchen/Volunteer Way, 10008 Moon Lake Road, New Port Richey. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers.
        • Tuesday, July 21, 9:00 – 2:00: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers
        • Thursday, July 23, 9:30-1:00: Farmworkers Self Help, Resurrection Park, 37124 Lock St, Dade City. MMU only.
        • Friday, July 24, 10:00-1:00: Glorious Church of God in Christ, 37504 Trilby Rd, Dade City. MMU only.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered July 20 and July 22. See flyer below for menu. Please click here to register

      • Premier Community Healthcare: Due to the increase in demand for COVID-19 testing, we have extended our drive-thru hours and added a new testing site in New Port Richey. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 352-518-2000 today to schedule your appointment.

      • Pasco County Schools: Online Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications are NOW available for the 2020-2021 school year. All members of the household should be included on the application (1 application per household). Click here to complete your application today

      • Pasco County: It’s vital to Pasco County that you complete the 2020 Census. It takes less than 10 minutes! Respond to the Census straight from your phone or computer at my2020census.gov.
      • Make a Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
        • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday July 16th, 2020, at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus: 36727 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website or call or email us.
        • Here is a link to our new flyer as well : New Flyer With Location (PLEASE SHARE THIS FLYER SO EVERYONE CAN GO TO THE CORRECT LOCATION)
        • Traffic/Logistics:
          • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
          • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
          • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
        • Contact Information:
      •  CARES: Four hundred food boxes will be distributed to seniors and older adults on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 20-pound food boxes will consist of fresh produce, pre-cooked protein, and dairy to help seniors and people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The boxes will be distributed from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Thursdays July 16th, 30th, August 13th and 27th.

      • Feeding Tampa Bay: The Mega Pantry location for Pasco has changed. Beginning Thursday (7/16) our Mega grocery distribution will take place at Pasco-Hernando State College East Campus. The distribution can be reached from the main entrance. Please reach out with any questions. https://bit.ly/2CoExxH
      • Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando: We are now accepting DIRECT REFERRALS, including ALL community partner referrals AND partner referrals from DCF, DJJ, CBC, CPI’s.

      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Tuesday, July 14, New Hope Wesleyan Church, 7208 Terrace Dr, Hudson -MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. A meal will be served outdoors provided by the church. 10:00-2:00 PM.
        • Wednesday, July 15 from 9:30-1:30 PM – Keystone Second Serving at Keystone Community Church, 21010 SR 54, Lutz – MMU only. Church food pantry for new individuals, 9:30-1:30 PM. A meal for the homeless will be served outdoors provided by the church, 11:30-1:30 PM. Clothing will also be available upon request.
        • Wednesday, July 15: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey -Mobile Hot Showers only. 9:00 – 12:00.
        • Thursday, July 16 from 9:00-1:00 PM – My Community Baptist Church, 11441 Osceola Dr, New Port Richey – MMU only. Church food pantry 10:00-12:00 PM.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County next week:
        • July 13th from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
        • July 14th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
        • July 16th from 1 pm – 4 pm: Sponsored by United Way of Pasco County and hosted at Walmart Dade City, 12650 US-301, Dade City
        • July 17th from 8:00 am – 11 am: Gulfview Grace Church, 6639 Hammock Rd, Port Richey
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Free School and Sports Physicals available. To assure the safety of our patients and staff, please call in advance for an appointment. 727-324-7823
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Tuesday, July 7, 9-12:00: The Mission Soup Kitchen/Volunteer Way, 10008 Moon Lake Road, New Port Richey. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers.
        • Wednesday, July 8, 9-12:00: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, Shady Hills. MMU only. Church food pantry 9:00-12:00 noon.
        • Wednesday, July 8, 9-1:00: Coalition for the Homeless, 5652 Pine Street, NPR. Mobile Hot Showers only.
        • Thursday, July 9, 9:30-1:00 PM. Farmworkers Self Help, Resurrection Park, 37124 Lock St, Dade City. MMU only
      • Make A Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
        • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday July 9th, 2020, at Pasco High School on State Rd 52 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco High School Address: 36850 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website
        • Traffic/Logistics:
          • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
          • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
          • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
          • 7:30PM: Clean Up Complete
        • Contact Information:
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered today, July 6th and July 8th. See flyer below for menu. Please click here to register
      • Feeding Tampa Bay: We will be at the following locations in Pasco County next week:
        • July 6th from 3 pm – 4 pm: Hosted by the James P. Gills YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey
        • July 7th from 10:30 am – 12 noon: Florida Family Health Center, 7463 State Road 52, Hudson
        • July 9th from 3 pm – 4:30 pm: Sponsored by United Way of Pasco and hosted at King of Kings, 10337 US 19, Port Richey
        • July 9th from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Pasco Mega Pantry at Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City
      • Farm Share: In partnership with Pasco County Schools, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and Bread of Life Worship Center, Farm Share will be at Pasco High School in Dade City on July 15th from 9 am – 12 noon for a drive-food distribution. Food is first come, first served.

      • The Volunteer Way: Click here for an update on our services
      • The Rope Center: Currently operating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm for meal distribution and Mail distribution only
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered June 30th and July 2nd. See flyer below for menu. Please click here to register
      • Pasco County: Free face coverings are available at several Pasco County locations! For a complete list, visit: bit.ly/2WTPv6B. Note: Limit 1 face covering per person. Small businesses can arrange to pick up as many as 500 face coverings, by calling 727.847.8137.
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary: Starting in July 2nd, we will have a Virtual Enrichment Summer Series for elementary age children. Come join us on our Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 PM for fun activities. Check our Facebook page for the full summer schedule.
      • Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida: Hosting a chance raffle to benefit the Children’s Hearing Help Fund. Purchase a raffle ticket to win 2 Club Level Season Tickets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Only 150 raffle tickets are being offered. The drawing will be live on Facebook, July 2nd at 4pm. To enter call 727-312-3881 or purchase online here.
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Tuesday, June 30: New Hope Wesleyan Church, 7208 Terrace Dr, Hudson. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. A hot meal will be served outdoors provided by the church. 10:00-2:00 PM.
        • Wednesday, July 1: Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6424 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey. MMU only. 10:00-1:00 PM.
        • Thursday, July 2: Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, 5652 Pine St, New Port Richey. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. 9:00 – 2:00 PM.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: Providing hot meals for families tomorrow, June 25th at Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Please click here to register
      • Pasco County: Pasco County has has issued an executive order requiring everyone in Pasco County to use face coverings while indoors at a public business or county government facility. Click here for the full order. Free face masks are available at:
        • Pasco County Libraries
        • West Pasco County Government Center Main Lobby
      • Make A Difference, Inc.: Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
        • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday June 25, 2020, at Pasco High School on State Rd 52 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco High School Address: 36850 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website
        • Traffic/Logistics:
          • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
          • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
          • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
          • 7:30PM: Clean Up Complete
        • Contact Information:
      • Metropolitan Ministries: June 25th is the Virtual LEON (Noel spelled backwards) Event co-hosted by iHeart Radio and Metropolitan Ministries. It takes place exactly six months before Christmas and has historically been intended to collect food and toys for families in need for the holiday season. In the wake of COVID-19, Metropolitan Ministries faces a tsunami of need. This year, LEON will be transformed into a Virtual Food Drive! All donations will directly support our Tampa Bay neighbors impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to make a donation or shop the virtual food pantry and donate your purchase.
      • New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center: Free Drive-In Family Movie Night on Saturday, June 27th. The movie is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! (PG-13). The drive-in movie will be held at Gulf High School South Parking Lot at 8:30 PM. The Recreation and Aquatic Center will be giving away a *free toy* to the first 250 children attending! New Port Richey’s City Council will be handing out chocolate coins and the NPR Public Library will be handing out one bag of popcorn to each vehicle entering the parking lot (first come/first serve).
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary with Rose’s Bistro Off Main and The United Way of Pasco County: We are providing hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered June 23 and June 25. See flyer below for menu. Please click here to register

      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Wednesday, June 24: Atonement Lutheran, MMU only – 29617 SR 54, Wesley Chapel from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
        • Thursday, June 25: Farmworkers Self-Help @ Resurrection Park, MMU only – 37124 Lock Street, Dade City from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
        • Thursday, June 25: Coalition for the Homeless, Mobile Hot Showers only – 5652 Pine St, NPR from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
          Friday, June 26: Glorious Church of God in Christ, MMU only – 37504 Trilby Rd, Dade City from 10:00 am -1:00 pm
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary: The Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary School is partnering with Rose’s Bistro off Main and the United Way of Pasco County to provide hot meals for families. Please register for the amount of meals your family needs each day. Please only register 1 meal per person in your household. Meals will be picked up on their designated day in the Gulfside Elementary Car Loop from 4 to 5 PM. No delivery available. Meals are being offered June 16 and June 18. Please click here to register
      • Make A Difference, Inc.: We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday June 18, 2020, at Pasco High School on State Rd 52 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco High School Address: 36850 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations next week:
        • Tuesday, June 16 from 10:00 -1:00 PM- Volunteer Way, 8061 Congress Street, Port Richey- MMU only.
        • Wednesday, June 17 from 9:30-1:30 PM – Keystone Second Serving at Keystone Community Church, 21010 SR 54, Lutz – MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. Church food pantry 9:30-1:30 PM. A meal for the homeless will be provided by the church 11:30-1:30 PM, served outdoors. Clothing will also be available.
        • Thursday, June 18 from 9:00-1:00 PM – My Community Baptist Church, 11441 Osceola Dr, New Port Richey – MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. Church food pantry 10:00-1:00 PM.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM. 727-324-7823
      • Premier Community Healthcare: All Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health clinics open normal business hours. Now available: FREE COVID-19 Drive Up/Walk Up Testing by appointment at East Pasco/Hernando locations. Results available in 2-3 business days. Call: 352-518-2000 or 727-645-4185. Click here for Flyer that details the information.
      • Florida Department of Emergency Management: The Department has opened a COVID-19 Testing site is now open at Home Depot, 1315 U.S. Highway 19, Holiday, Florida 34691. The Testing site will be open seven days per week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is providing staffing and personal protective equipment at each site. Each of these walk-up, parking lot test sites will be able to conduct up to 100 tests per day. Tests will be sent to Quest Diagnostics and results will be available within 5–7 days.Testing at these sites is free and available to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of symptoms.
      • Summer BreakSpot: Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. There are many locations at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available all summer long for kids and teens 18 and under. Click here to find a location.
      • Make A Difference, Inc.: Make A Difference, Inc. has changed its office hours. Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
        • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday June 11, 2020, at Pasco High School on State Rd 52 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco High School Address: 36850 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday June 18, 2020, at Pasco High School on State Rd 52 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco High School Address: 36850 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525. Volunteers please register on Feeding Tampa Bay website
        • Traffic/Logistics:
          3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
          3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
          3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
          4:00PM: Distribution Start
          6:30PM: Distribution Ends
          7:30PM: Clean Up Complete
        • Contact Information:
          Office: (352) 437-3466
          Email: teamblue@makedifference.org
          Website: www.makedifference.org
          Facebook: Make A Difference, Inc.
          Location: 12311 U.S. Highway 301, Dade City, FL 33525
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations:
        Tuesday, June 9, 10:00 am-2:00 pm: New Hope Wesleyan Church, 7208 Terrace Dr, Hudson. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. A hot meal will be served outdoors provided by the church.
        Wednesday, June 10, 10:00 am-3:00 pm: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, Shady Hills. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. Church food pantry 9:00 am-12:00 noon. A hot meal for the homeless will be provided by the church 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, served outdoors.
        Thursday, June 11, 9:30 am-1:00 pm. Farmworkers Self Help, Resurrection Park, 37124 Lock St, Dade City. MMU only.
      • Make A Difference, Inc.: Make A Difference, Inc. has changed its office hours. Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry/Volunteer Opportunities:
        • We will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having a Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service TODAY, Thursday June 4, 2020, at Pasco High School on State Rd 52 from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions. Pasco High School Address: 36850 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525. We are also looking for volunteers to help. please contact office at (352) 437-3466
        • Traffic/Logistics:
          • 3:00PM: Traffic Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:30PM: Distribution Volunteers Arrive
          • 3:45PM: Line Captions/Teams in Place
          • 4:00PM: Distribution Start
          • 6:30PM: Distribution Ends
          • 7:30PM: Clean Up Complete
        • Contact Information:
      • Metropolitan Ministries: Beginning next week, Monday, June 8th, our Drive Through food boxes will be available from 9-11 am on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Families are eligible to come every 7 days as needed. (We have moved our hours earlier due to the heat in the afternoons.) We are located at 3214 US Hwy 19 Holiday, FL 34685. Families are also still able to call 813-209-1000 for rent and utility assistance.
      • One Community Now: We have been selected as the beneficiary of the Community Bag Program! Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Winn Dixie 6033 at State Road 54, New Port Richey FL, during the month of June we will receive a $1 donation.
      • United Way of Pasco County: We have partnered with Tubby’s Q and Smokehouse, Thomas Promise Foundation and Zephyrhills Elk Lodge 2731 to provide meals for children in our community this summer. The meals are distributed via drive through at Zephyrhills Elk Lodge located at 6851 Wire Road in Zephyrhills. Lunches are available Monday – Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Children MUST be in vehicles during drive through to receive lunch. Show us a sign with the number of children in the vehicle and the volunteer will give out the requested number of meals.

      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers will be at the following locations:
        Monday, June 1 – Hudson Hills Manor, MMU Only – 9600 Call Ct, Hudson from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
        Tuesday, June 2 – Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco, MMU & Mobile Showers – 5652 Pine St, NPR from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Health Department will be with the MMU providing Hep A & B vaccines
        Tuesday, June 9 – New Hope Wesleyan Church, MMU & Mobile Showers – 7208 Terrace Dr, Hudson from 10:00 am -2:00 pm
      • Pasco County: Pasco County has set aside $1,000,000 from the CARES Act to reimburse small business owners for purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Pasco County intends to provide reimbursement for a minimum of 1,000 businesses, implemented on a first-come, first-served basis through an online application, for reimbursements up to $1,000. Click here for all the information.
      • Careersource Pasco Hernando: Our offices are open by appointment only. Call one of the main numbers below to schedule.
        Dade City: 813.377.1300
        New Port Richey: 727.484.3400
        Brooksville: 352.200.3020
      • One Community Now: One Community Now Connections offers assistance with resume building, job search skills, computer and keyboard training, interview training, access to our community resources and more. Doors are open 10AM-2PM Monday-Thursday, and starting June 1st we will be open on Friday. We are located at 5841 Main Street, New Port Richey.
      • Pasco County Schools: On Friday, May 29, we will be handing out variety boxes of fruits and vegetables on a drive-thru basis at three separate locations. Each box will include plastic-wrapped boxes of fruits and vegetables, including some combination of cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, oranges, pears, tomatoes, squash and eggplant. These Farm Fresh Pop Up events are intended to help families who are struggling to put food on the table. The school district continues to work with local farmers who are willing to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to help the community. In this case, the vegetables are being provided by Farm Share. The locations are:
        • Fivay High School at 12115 Chicago Avenue in Hudson
        • Pasco High School at 36850 State Road 52 in Dade City
        • Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel
        • The distribution of the boxes of fruits and vegetables is scheduled to start between 9:30 and 10 a.m., and will continue until the boxes run out. We will practice safe social distancing and wear masks. We ask that everyone remains in their vehicles. Just pop the trunk and we’ll do the rest.
      • Pasco County Schools Drive Through Summer Feeding: Summer feeding starts Tuesday, June 2nd. ONE pick up day each week (Tuesdays) to provide 5 days of breakfast and lunch for each child at designated locations. Meals will be served drive-thru style between 11:00AM-1:00PM at these sites. In select areas, meals will also be available at the neighborhood bus stops. Buses will remain at each stop for 30 minutes for meal pick-up. Meals are free to CHILDREN 18 Years and Younger and they MUST be present to receive a meal package otherwise their name, student ID number (if applicable), and home street address must be provided to the site staff. Click here to complete the Meal Request Form that is needed.
      • Saint Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church: Our food pantry is located at 12747 Interlaken Road, Trinity, FL. 34655. Hours: Mon. and Wed. 10:00-12:00.
      • Premier Community Healthcare: We are beginning FREE Drive Up/Walk Up Testing by APPOINTMENT on June 4th. Locations will start in East Pasco/Hernando for now since BayCare and AdventHealth already have Central & West testing locations. Click here for Flyer that details the information.
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit & Mobile Hot Showers: We will be at the following locations next week:
        Wednesday, May 27: Atonement Lutheran, MMU only – 29617 SR 54, Wesley Chapel from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
        Thursday, May 28: Farmworkers Self-Help @ Resurrection Park, MMU only – 37124 Lock Street, Dade City from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
        Thursday, May 28: Coalition for the Homeless, Mobile Hot Showers only – 5652 Pine St, NPR from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
        Friday, May 29: Glorious Church of God in Christ, MMU only – 37504 Trilby Rd, Dade City from 10:00 am -1:00 pm
      • Careersource Pasco Hernando: Offices partially opened:
        • New Port Richey and Brooksville offices open: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 8a-1p; then on Tuesday & Thursday 2pm – 7pm
        • Dade City office open: Tuesday & Thursday 9am – 4pm
        • Staff can still be reached through the ‘live chat’ feature on the website.
        • The Non Custodial Parent Employment Program (NCPEP): Accepting new enrollments to assist parents paying child support to find or maintain employment with needed support services. Click here for link. Staff can be reached by phone: 352-251-7452 or through the live chat feature on the CSPH website, bottom right corner Need Help/Child Support.
      • Bay Area Legal Services: Join Melissa Craig and B. Maria Carrubba-Fuentes, of our Senior Advocacy Unit team, as they discuss foreclosure prevention during COVID-19. They will both share different protections and practical tips to keep your home. Tune in Friday, May 22, at 3:30 PM! A live Q&A will follow. Click here for the link.

      • Make A Difference, Inc.: Make A Difference, Inc. has changed its office hours. Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry:
        • We will be open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 3 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having our Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday May 21, 2020 at the Dade City Walmart on U.S. Highway 301 from 1 pm – 4 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions.
        • The following Mobile Food Pantry will be for drive-through service the following Thursday on May 28, 2020 at the Pasco County Fair Grounds on State Road 52 from 1 pm – 4 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions.
        • Contact Information:
          Office: (352) 437-3466
          Email: teamblue@makedifference.org
          Website: www.makedifference.org
          Facebook: Make A Difference, Inc.
          Location: 12311 U.S. Highway 301, Dade City, FL 33525
      • St. Vincent de Paul CARES: St. Vincent de Paul CARES Supports US Veterans in Need with $2 Million During the COVID-19 Crisis. Eligible veterans living in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Citrus, Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Desoto, Highlands, Hardee, Lee and Collier counties may be eligible for rent and/or utility assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. Click here for information.
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) & Mobile Hot Showers: Scheduled dates are as follows:
        • Monday, May 18 from 9:00-2:00 PM – Metropolitan Ministries, 3214 US Hwy 19 No, Holiday – MMU only.
        • Wednesday, May 20 from 9:30-1:30 PM – Keystone Second Serving at Keystone Community Church, 21010 SR 54, Lutz – MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. Church food pantry 9:30-1:30 PM. A meal for the homeless will be provided by the church 11:30-1:30 PM, served outdoors. Clothing will also be available.
        • Thursday, May 21 from 9:30-1:00 PM – My Community Baptist Church, 11441 Osceola Dr, New Port Richey – MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. Church food pantry 10:00-1:00 PM.
        • TeleHeath hours will continue Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM.
      • Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando: Here are brochures of Services and Virtual Services.
      • Governor Ron DeSantis Executive Order: Governor’s latest executive order extends eviction relief until Tuesday morning June 2, 2020.
      • One Community Now: Update to our meals. Tuesday at Joining Hands Mission Church – 5:30pm-6:30pm is not a hot meal provided by Spartan Manor. It is a sandwich, chips, and fruit provided by Metropolitan Ministries.
      • Florida Department of Health in Pasco County: Click here for update of COVID-19 limited services.
      • Farm Share Food Distribution: Pasco Commission Chairman Mike Moore and Representative Randy Maggard are hosting this Farm Share Food Distribution on May 20th at 9am at The Shops at Wiregrass. This is a drive through event, people will stay in their cars for the distribution.
      • St. Vincent DePaul at St. Michaels Conference: Our Food Pantry is Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 1:00pm – 3:00pm and is located at 8020 State Road 52, Hudson, Florida 34667. Any questions, call 727-857-5818
      • One Community Now: Drive Thru Hot Meals Update. The following locations will be handing out Hot Meals provided by Spartan Manor and bags of groceries:
        Tuesday: Joining Hands Mission Church – 5:30pm-6:30pm
        Wednesday: First United Methodist Church – 5:00pm-6:00pm
        Wednesday: Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center – 5:30pm-6:30pm
        Thursday: Joining Hands Mission Church – 5:30pm-6:30pm
      • Farm Share Food Distribution: Pasco Commission Chairman Mike Moore and Representative Randy Maggard are hosting this Farm Share Food Distribution on May 20th at 9am at The Shops at Wiregrass. This is a drive through event, people will stay in their cars for the distribution.

      • Healthy Start Coalition Pasco County: Services are offered at a place and time convenient to the family, during COVID-19, we provide services virtually and by phone. Services include breastfeeding education, childbirth education, parenting support, smoking cessation, nutritional care, health education, access to needed resources, counseling, and safe sleep education. Our services are voluntary and at no cost. In addition, New Healthy Start participants get a chance to win an Evenflo Infant Carrier! Each week we will publicize the winning number on our Facebook Page.

      • Covenant Christian Church: The food pantry is now open as a drive through, between the hours of 12:00-2:30 PM, Tuesday and Friday, only. We are located at 6814 Indiana Ave, New Port Richey.
      • St Vincent de Paul Our Lady Queen of Peace Food Pantry: We are now open three days a week for food distribution only. Our new hours are Thursday 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, and Monday and Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Our address 5320 Shaw St, New Port Richey, Florida 34652. Clients are asked to stop on the road in front of the building, stay in the car, and food will be brought out to the car.
      • Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc: Pasco County restaurants are invited to partner with to safely serve seniors during COVID-19 with fresh, nutritious meals. Pasco restaurants interested in joining the Dining Out at Home Program, can email: DiningOutAtHome@AAAPP.org.
      • The United Way of Pasco & The Pasco County BOCC: We are rolling out a new Operation Feed Pasco program to help local food pantries & soup kitchens, and the people they serve – along with our local restaurants! If you’d like to be partner with us, please click here.
      • The Alliance for Substance Addiction Prevention (ASAP): We are seeing a scary surge in overdoses in Pasco County. From May 1-5 we have a total of 29 documented overdoses with 6 of those resulting in death. We are seeing the most overdoses resulting in death in the Northern part of the county, Hudson and North New Port Richey. We are responding IMMEDIATELY to this crisis by teaming up with the Pasco Recovery Community Organization (RCO) and Grace House to field Narcan to those most vulnerable. BEGINNING TODAY, we have 2,000 doses of Narcan ready to distribute. We would like to get these in the hands of people in need, not necessarily providers. We can give them to providers if they are giving them directly out to clients, but our focus is on the substance user’s themselves. If you know someone who needs Narcan, please have them call 727-255-2036 and ask for Rachel Starostin.
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) & Mobile Hot Showers: Our Telehealth hours have change. Phone lines are open from 8:00-4:00 PM Monday-Friday.
      • Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) & Mobile Hot Showers: We will be heading back out into the community next week. We will also continue Telehealth with phone lines open from 8:00-5:00 PM Monday-Friday.
        • Tuesday, May 12, 10-2:00 PM: New Hope Wesleyan Church, 7208 Terrace Dr, Hudson. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. A hot meal will be served outdoors provided by the church.
        • Wednesday, May 13, 9:00-2:00 PM: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, Shady Hills. MMU with Mobile Hot Showers. Church food pantry 9:00-12:00 noon. A hot meal for the homeless will be provided by the church 2-6:00 PM, served outdoors.
        • Thursday, May 14, 9:30-1:00 PM. Farmworkers Self Help, Resurrection Park, 37124 Lock St, Dade City. MMU only.
      • SSVF Program Office: In an effort to respond quickly to providing emergency housing assistance that will meet the unique needs of homeless Veterans, the Program Office will allow Grantees to provide pet fee assistance at the hotel. Our primary focus is to assist Veterans with exiting unsafe situations and quickly getting them into a hotel while they can begin working toward permanent housing. Upon further consideration of the immediate needs to ensure Veteran safety during the COVID-19 crisis, payment of pet fees/deposits or pet rent associated with permanent housing will not be an allowable expense.
      • Steps to Recovery: We have resumed admissions (male veterans). New admissions will be tested for COVID-19 virus and isolated while awaiting results of test. There are currently 5 open beds and 30 veterans in residence. Intake Coordinator: Donnie 727-234-8117.
      • Catholic Charities Services: We are now able to have intakes coming to the Pasco Women’s shelter. A pre-screening phone intake will be conducted with clients, we will be following the state regulations of social distancing for intakes, we will also check on the temperature of the clients once they arrive to the facility. We have an small budget to assist 10 families in Pasco with utility payments, please contact 727-861-4140 for further details.
      • Disability Achievement Center – The Center for Independent Living:
        • Providing Independent Living services remotely
        • Call: 727-539-7550 or email: info@myDACIL.org
        • Normal hours of operation 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday
        • Please call if you are in need of incontinence supplies or durable medical equipment
        • Limited donation pick-up.
      • Solis Health Plans and Florida Family Primary Care Centers: Together they are bringing COVID-19 testing to senior citizens in Tampa beginning Monday, May 4, 2020. The testing will focus on residents aged 65 or older who are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus. Test kits will be provided by CBS Labs at six locations. Testing will only be offered for those who have scheduled an appointment in advance by calling 813-461-7084. The location in Pasco is at 7463 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34667. Click here for the flyer with all the information.
      • Bay Area Legal Services, Inc: Our Facebook Live presentations continue on May 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Attorney Raeseen C. Kennedy presenting “Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
      • Restored Hope: Restored Hope’s building is closed but the center is open 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for financial services via phone and email. There is a drive through for food on those days as well from 9am-2pm. Those in need of rent or utility assistance can call or email for instructions. 352-437-4815 info@restoredhopefl.org
      • St. Vincent de Paul CARES Pasco SSVF Program: Due to COVID-19, Homeless Prevention guidelines for SSVF have been relaxed. The Veteran is no longer required to meet the VA target threshold score on the prevention screening tool to receive assistance. Any Veteran who needs prevention assistance, such as: rental and utility arrears/rental and utility assistance, will be eligible with proof they are behind/late or a note from the landlord. Some of these cases will be considered “light touch” case management and may not require intensive case management. We are also able to assist Veterans with EHA-Emergency Housing Assistance, for motel stays. The Veteran would need to be 60+ years old, have underlying medical issues, or be living in a congregate situation. The VA has deemed these Veterans to be at higher risk for contracting COVID-19. Under the new COVID-19 guidelines, we can provide rental and utility assistance beyond the traditional 3-6-9 months of rental and utility assistance for Veterans. We are also able to pay for motel pet fees, pet deposits for move ins and monthly pet fees for housing units.
      • Pasco County Community Development: Soliciting applications from community organizations and county departments for funding through its Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Funds (Public Services and Public Development) and Emergency Solutions Grant – Coronavirus (ESG-CV) Funds. These special funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
        • Funding will be targeted to the priorities identified in the current Consolidated Plan, available on-line.
        • Applications will be available May 4, 2020 via Neighborly Software. Application Portal Link. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2020 by 4:00PM eastern standard time.
        • Funding is expected to be available within 60 days with a project end date of September 30, 2021.
        • At this time the approximate funding anticipated will be $2.5 million for all listed programs. Approximately $1,706,818 will be available for CDBG-CV Public Development and Public Services, and approximately $834,545 will be available for ESG-CV funding. The funds are to be used for COVID-19 related expenditures that are not already covered by an existing budget. ESG-CV applications will not be accepted for Essential Services for Emergency Shelter. Applications for expansion of Shelter Services will be accepted. CDBG-CV applications must meet a National Objective and serve low- and moderate-income households.
        • Funding is made available from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
        • For further information please contact Pasco County Community Development at 727-834-3447.
      • Messengers of Hope Mission: Weekly food pantries or meal locations for food/pet food for people in need:
        Friday 10-11 am / Drive up – 14426 Black Lake Rd, Odessa, FL 33556
        Saturday 9:30-10 / Drive up – 7831 Gulf Highlands Dr, Port Richey, FL 34668
        Sunday 2-2:30 (Meals for homeless or anyone in need) – 10012 Moon Lake Rd, New Port Richey FL 34668
        Sunday 3-4pm – 8346 Congress St, New Port Richey, FL 34668
      • St. Michael’s Church: Located at 8020 SR 52, Port Richey has Food Pantry services available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 1-3PM.
      • Florida Department of Health: The website for the Florida Department of Health COVID19 is now fully available in Spanish! Click the Spanish button on the top right corner of the website for information about prevention tips, travel information and more!
      • Pasco Curbing Hunger Drive: Pasco County leaders are joining together to support a curbside food drive to benefit needy families in Pasco County. This Saturday, May 2, we will be at 16400 SR 54 E. – at the southwest corner SR 54 and the Veterans Expressway, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Then, on May 9 we will be at Sam’s Club of Wesley Chapel at 27727 SR 56, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. We’re looking for non-perishable items – make-a-meal items such as canned goods, rice, pasta, and instant potatoes; as well as healthy snacks such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, cereal, and granola bars. We will be practicing social distancing, so just place your donated items in a box or bag, and place it in your trunk. Pop open your trunk when you arrive. We’ll do the rest. You can also make a monetary donation. Just go to www.PascoEducationFoundation.org, click on Donate Now! and specify that your donation is for the Pasco Curbing Hunger Drive. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to feed needy families in Pasco County. Checks can be made payable to: Pasco Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1248, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639.
      • Pasco County Schools: We have expanded the number of student feeding sites to 28. Connerton Elementary School in Land O’ Lakes has been added as a drive thru feeding site starting on Tuesday, April 28. COES will be open 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Here is the updated list.

      • United Way of Pasco County: Need help finding services for financial assistance, childcare, healthcare or something else? Dial 2-1-1! It’s a 24/7 Free Resource Hotline. Click here for tracker of 2-1-1 resource requests
      • Life Community Center: Open daily. Located at 6542 Applewood Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. Services offered:
        • Laundry and showers for the homeless, by appointment.
        • Limited access to parents or students who need printing and faxing, call for appointment.
        • Tuesdays – Drive Through Hot Meal from noon to 1PM.
        • Fridays 2:30 to 6PM – Food Pantry, currently only emergency food boxes on a case by case basis.
        • Call 813-994-0685 for appointments
      • Comfort Station for Unsheltered Homeless: There will be Food Trucks at the site from 11:30-1:30 daily for take away lunch.
      • Make A Difference, Inc.: Make A Difference, Inc. has changed its office hours. Here are the dates for the upcoming Mobile Food Pantry:
        • We will be open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 2 pm for curb-side service only.
        • We will still be having our Mobile Food Pantry for drive-through service this Thursday April 23, 2020 at the Pasco County Fair Grounds on State Road 52 from 1 pm – 4 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions.
        • The following Mobile Food Pantry will be for drive-through service the third Thursday on May 21, 2020 at the Dade City Walmart on U.S. Highway 301 from 1 pm – 4 pm. No ID required. First Come, First Served. Contact us at (352) 437-3466 for any questions.
        • Contact Information:
          Office: (352) 437-3466
          Email: teamblue@makedifference.org
          Website: www.makedifference.org
          Facebook: Make A Difference, Inc.
          Location: 12311 U.S. Highway 301, Dade City, FL 33525
      • The Volunteer Way:
        • The Volunteer Way Food Pantry located at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey has changed their days of service and will be open MONDAY AND TUESDAYS FROM 8 AM TO 10AM WITH DRIVE THRU SERVICES ONLY. Distribution of foods is once per month per individual/family.
        • Our Soup Kitchen located at 10008 Moon Lake Rd., New Port Richey remains open MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 10 AM TO 12 NOON. for distribution of take-away food only. THERE IS NO ADMITTANCE INTO THE BUILDING.
        • Neither location is accepting donations of clothing until further notice, however, The Soup Kitchen is accepting donations of sealed bags of bread and bottled water at 9 AM.
        • Our Brown Bag Program will continue to those who are currently registered. No new clients are being accepted at this time. Volunteers will be screened prior to picking up boxes for delivery to seniors and will be dropped off at each person’s door.
        • The Volunteer Way is a Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Summer Break Spot site. Meals are available for children under the age of 18 and must be present in the car at time of drive through. Distribution at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey Tuesdays between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.
        • We are also a Pack-A-Sack distribution site through One Community Now. Distribution will be made on Tuesdays at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM.
        • Angel Thrift Store at 7820 Congress St., Port Richey remains closed until further notice.
        • Our staff is working tirelessly to continue to bag foods and keep up with the demand for food to help all during this difficult time. Food is costly and therefore, we ask, if you can, to please make a donation to The Volunteer Way, Inc. either by visiting our website at www.thevolunteerway.org or mailing a check to our Port Richey address.
      • The Rope Center: The Rope Center will be opening May 4th for intakes. We will have limited services the first week – basic, mail, clothing, no feeding until we get replenished. Intakes will be our priority and first on our list.
      • Comfort Station for Unsheltered Homeless: The Comfort Station located on the lot at 8317 US Highway 19, just south of Ridge Road on the west side has extended its hours to 8 am – 8 pm.
      • Pasco Economic Development Council: Announced a RELIEF grant to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Pasco Emergency Business Grant is up to $5,000 of relief. Funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-submitted/eligible/approved basis. Apply here.
      • Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources: Select locations have reopened today, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, to allow essential recreation activities outlined in Florida’s Safer-At-Home order such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing or running. Federal and state social distancing/gathering guidelines remain in place. Groups of more than 10 will not be permitted, and social distancing of six feet is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.Limited access openings. Restrooms remain closed unless noted, so please plan accordingly. For a complete list, click here.
      • Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando: Still providing the same great services to pregnant women and new families in our community. Healthy Families is a free, voluntary program that gives families useful information on parenting and child development. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, these services will be offered virtually or by phone, to meet the needs of families in the community. There will be no change to the services we provide. The only change will be to the way in which we provide them. We will be providing educational information, child development screens, community resources, activities to do with children, and other individualized information through secure email and texting services or mail. Additionally, we have canceled our groups until further notice. In the meantime, please view our social media pages for up to date and useful information.
        • Eligibility Requirements: If you are expecting a child or have a baby that is under 3 months old and you live in the service area, you may be eligible for services.
        • Know someone who is pregnant that you would like to refer? Call, text or email us at:
          West Pasco: jbeldotti@pascokidsfirst.org 727-243-7737
          East Pasco: ycosme@pascokidsfirst.org 352.585.6727
          Hernando: vpadilla@pascokidsfirst.org 352.585.4156
      • Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida: To schedule an appointment for individual services, call our office at 727-312-3881 or email info@familyhearinghelp.org. If you have a daycare where you want screening for the children once it is safe to do so, please contact us so we can have all your information to schedule.
      • Make A Difference: We will have a mobile food pantry on Thursday, April 23rd from 2-4 PM at the Pasco County Fairgrounds. First come, first serve.
      • Florida Children’s First: We’ve added new publications that may be of interest. While they are directed at young adults, we think many folks will find them useful.
      • Comfort Station for Unsheltered Homeless: A Comfort Station located on the lot at 8317 US Highway 19, just south of Ridge Road on the west side has opened. The Station has two portable toilets (one is handicapped accessible) and one hand-washing station. In addition, there will be electricity available to charge phones. Hours of operation will be 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, however, additional hours will be added in the coming days as use of the facilities expand.
      • Pasco County Libraries: Offering printed Florida unemployment benefit application forms for pick up outside the entrance of five branch locations throughout the county beginning Friday, April 17, 2020. The libraries are otherwise closed to the public.
        • Forms are available outside the following locations:
          • Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Rd, Hudson
          • Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Rd, New Port Richey
          • South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Rd, Holiday
          • Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Pkwy, Land O’ Lakes
          • Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth Street, Dade City
        • Once completed, mail the application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity at the address listed on the form.
        • If unable to visit a library in person and would like to request a blank application form by mail, please contact virtualservices@pascolibraries.org or through the “Ask A Librarian” feature at www.pascolibraries.org.
      • Florida Department of Health in Pasco County: UPDATED – Offering limited services at this time. Please click here for all the information.
      • One Community Now: We continue to provide food through 5 locations and are making home deliveries to those who are shut-in and/or in isolation. People do not need to register, they can just show up on the evening of the distribution. We do ask that they only go to one site each week to make sure there is enough food for all.
        • Drive-thru emergency food for Pasco County Families are at the following locations:
          • Tuesday: The Volunteer Way, 8061 Congress Street, Port Richey, FL 34668. Meals served 5:30-6:30 PM
          • Wednesday: Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center, 3624 Atlantis Drive, Holiday, FL 34691. Meals served 5:30 – 6:30 PM
          • Wednesday: First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Meals served 5:00 – 6:00 PM
          • Thursday: Joining Hands Mission Church / Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Meals served 5:30-6:30 PM
          • Saturday: Joining Hands Mission Church / Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Meals served 5:00 – 6:00 PM
      • Pasco County Women’s Shelter: Because of the stay-at-home order, we are not doing any intakes at the shelter we will resume activities hopefully by May 1st.
      • WellCare: WellCare has a help line to connect people to services, even if you are not a member. Click here for a flyer with all the information.
      • Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco: Good Sam is in need of volunteers for administrative support. If you can help, please call 727-848-7789 and complete our Volunteer Application.
      • Rental Assistance Program: The Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County has access to ESG funds through the county for a rental assistance program. Here are some of the initial screening/eligibility criteria below:
        • Household’s that have lost income directly related to COVID-19
        • Fall within the 30% income guidelines
        • Property is within the Fair Market Rent guidelines
        • Household owes for April only
        • Executed lease for occupancy at property
        • Please have potential clients contact the Coalition at 727-842-8605 to speak to a case manager to complete the screening process. Please keep in mind this is limited funding and we cannot assist all household’s calling or all those in need at this time.
      • Pasco County Schools’ Students In Transition Program: For families with school aged children whose housing is in transition or homeless, and students who are living alone or without a parent or legal guardian. Benefits under the Federal McKinney-Vento Act are provided, along with advocacy and other education related needs. Please complete the form in English or Spanish and email to the program at: sitprogram@pasco.K12.fl.us. Program staff can also be reached at 813-794-2262 or the email provided.
      • New IRS Tool: How to Receive Economic Impact Payments: A new IRS tool may help get upcoming Economic Impact Payments to people experiencing homelessness. People who have not previously filed taxes in 2018 or 2019 can now file for the payment if: They did not file a 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return because their gross income was under $12,200 ($24,400 for married couples). This includes people who had no income. Or they weren’t required to file a 2018 or 2019 federal income tax return for other reason. Providers are encouraged to visit the IRS Economic Impact Payments web page and information center to learn more about this important potential resource for their clients.
      • COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment: For those who may not have filed a 2018 and/or 2019 tax return, please use this link to submit banking or address information to which you can receive you economic stimulus payment. This link is just for non-filers. Please check this same site periodically for an additional link for those who may need to update their banking or address information.

      • The Volunteer Way: The Volunteer Way has changed its Food Pantry days of service. We will be open Monday and Tuesday for drive-through service only from 8 am – 10 am until further notice.
      • Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco:
        • Applications for new patients are accepted in-person only Monday-Thursday from 10am-12noon and 1pm-2:30pm only. Click here to access the new patient application.
        • By law, we may only offer telemedicine for existing patients seeing the same exact licensed healthcare provider for the same exact medical condition. New patients can only be seen in-person.
      • Life Community Center is open daily. Located at 6542 Applewood Dr., Wesley Chapel FL 33544:
        • Laundry and showers for the homeless by appointment. Call 813.994.0685
        • Tuesday, Drive Through Hot Meal from noon-1:00 PM
        • Limited access to printing and faxing as needed. Call 813.994.0685
        • Friday, Food Ministry/Pantry Drive Through from 2:30-6 PM
        • Emergency food boxes on case by case basis. Call 813.994.0685
      • Mid Florida Community Services: As a result of COVID-19, All in-person appointments were suspended and will remain suspended until further notice. Clients can now apply online for LIHEAP & Emergency Services. Individuals in Hernando, Sumter, Pasco, and Citrus Counties seeking assistance with Emergency Support Services may now complete an online application. Individuals in Hernando, Sumter, and Pasco Counties seeking assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program may also complete an online application for support. The online application can be found here. Clients may also request a paper application be mailed to them, and participate in the intake process via phone.
        • Pasco – Dade City: (352) 567-0533
        • Pasco – Hudson: (727) 857-5495
        • Hernando – Brooksville: (352) 796-1425
        • Hernando – Spring Hill: (352) 606-3372
        • Citrus – Lecanto: (352) 527-3809
        • Sumter – Bushnell: (352) 793-3114
      • Metropolitan Ministries Mobile Brigaide: We have temporarily modified our service delivery. In an effort to maintain physical distance and avoid gatherings, we are scheduling appointments and providing services, over the telephone or through email or where you are. Contact us at 727-756-1952 or mobile.outreach@metromin.org
        • Available Services:
          • Identification Assistance
          • Community Housing Program Assessments & Referrals
          • Social Security Benefits (SSI/SSDI)
          • Community Resources (Health, Transportation, etc.)
          • Employment Assistance & Referrals
          • MyAccess (Food Stamps/Medicaid)
          • Family Reunification Assistance
        • We will be at: Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, Shady Hills, FL 34610 on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
      • St Vincent de Paul Our Lady Queen of Peace Food Pantry: We are open for food distribution only on Thursday 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Our address 5320 Shaw St, New Port Richey, Florida 34652. Clients are asked to stop on the road in front of the building, stay in the car, and food will be brought out to the car.
      • Cornerstone Center for Women: We will remain open our regular days which are Tuesday – Thursday 10am-2pm. We are keeping our clients safe by operating by appointment. Our food bank is on Tuesday from noon – 2pm. Keep up-to-date with us by following our Facebook Page.
      • Pasco Public Defender Mobile Medical Unit: While we have suspended traveling throughout the community we have adapted a model of Telehealth. Our phone line, 727-324-7823 is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am-3:30 pm. Our qualifications remain the same in that we are limited to basic care, and patients must be uninsured. In addition, here is a flyer from BayCare of available resources.
      • Salvation Army: We are assisting with TECO (Tampa Electric) by phone. Call 727-815-8539
      • Seniors in Service: TelePals:
        • TelePals is a great resource for our seniors in providing them telephone reassurance safely – and it’s free!
        • If you need a friend and see the value of receiving a call for the purpose of companionship and would like a compassionate person to check in on your well-being, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for!
        • If you enjoy, value and love our seniors, if you love listening to their great stories or heartfelt advice, if you love engaging in conversation and knowing that you are bring happiness to a senior simply by listening and caring on the phone – this may be the volunteer opportunity you’ve been waiting for!
        • Please go to www.TelePalNow.org to apply to be a TelePal (A person who makes a phone call) or a TeleClient (A person who receives a call).
        • This service provides telephone reassurance to isolated and lonely seniors and a non-invasive well-check from a mature, compassionate and responsible person that just wants to listen and love. All safety concerns are directed back to Seniors in Service Staff.
        • Training, NSOPW background check and monthly crosschecks is requires for all participants.
        • Currently serving Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Must be 18 years of age or older.
      • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity: Applying online for Reemployment Assistance: www.floridajobsresources.com
      • Joining Hands Mission Church: We are still doing the breakfast on Sunday morning from 8:30 am to 9:45 am. Located at 4204 Thys Road, New Port Richey
      • Boley Centers: Veterans Reintegration in Pasco County
        • The office is currently closed to the public, but we are working with current program participants and we are still accepting veterans that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
        • Call 727 339-3501 Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM.
        • We are here to help coordinate support and local resources.
        • Provide Job search assistance and Counseling, both currently by phone.
      • St. Vincent de Paul CARES Pasco: We are still operating and providing services to our clients M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. We are accepting referrals for the SSVF Program – all Veterans who are literally homeless or at risk of homelessness. We are accepting referrals for non-Veteran, literally homeless for the Returning Home Pasco Project.
      • Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties: The safety and well-being of our staff, homeowners, and supporters are a top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices, ReStores and construction sites are currently closed and will reopen to the public on Monday, April 13th. At this time, volunteer opportunities will be unavailable through Friday, May 15th. For the most recent affiliate updates and a list of local resources, please visit our website at www.habitatpwp.org.
      • Youth and Family Alternatives: We are committed to continue to serve our most vulnerable populations. We are also doing our part in helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local, state, and national government leaders.
        • Case Management: Foster and Adoption Case Management is being conducted via phone, video conferencing or in person based on the needs of the family and risk to the child.
        • Youth Shelter Information: All youth shelters are still open and operational. Volunteers and donations are restricted.
        • In-School Programs: Program staff are working closely with local school board and Principals to provide support for families as they shift to online learning.
      • The Non Custodial Parent Employment Program (NCPEP): Staff can be reached by phone: 352-251-7452 or through the live chat feature on the CSPH website, bottom right corner click “Need help? Ask us now” and select the Child Support Department.
        Staff not attending Pasco or Hernando Child Support Court because Hearings are currently suspended.
        Department of Revenue offices are closed to the public, but they can be reached at their Customer Contact Center at 850-488-5437
      • Disability Achievement Center – The Center for Independent Living: Providing Independent Living services remotely. Call: 727-539-7550 or email: info@myDACIL.org. Normal hours of operation 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday. No deliveries of any kind at this time (normally DME & incontinence supplies)
      • St Vincent de Paul Our Lady Queen of Peace Food Pantry: We are open for food distribution only on Thursday 12:00 to 2:00 and Friday 10:00 to 12:00. Our address 5320 Shaw St, New Port Richey, Florida 34652
      • Pasco County Schools Students In Transition Program: We have moved to a virtual setting, and plans remain fluid as we work through this change. We are requesting that agencies and/or families reach out to us through our grouper email: SITprogram@pasco.k12.fl.us. We will continue to register students and families in our program, and reach out to them to provide support. As our primary function under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, we are here to remove barriers to student’s education, and to ensure that our homeless children and youth have equal access to their education and related activities. Because the schools have all transitioned to a virtual environment, we are currently focusing on ensuring that they have computer and internet access to attend to their education. We will also be providing support in other areas, but accessibility is our most urgent focus at this time. Click here for our program’s registration form and click here for Spanish registration form that can be shared widely and provided to any families with children and youth who are identified as homeless. The form can be completed by anyone, and we are asking that it be emailed to the grouper address as a first line of communication, followed by faxing if they are unable to send via email.
      • Metropolitan Ministries: We are committed to continue to serve our most vulnerable populations. We are also doing our part in helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local, state, and national government leaders.
        • Emergency Food Boxes: Family Support Center located at 3214 US HWY 19 N. Holiday, FL 34691 has moved to a drive-up service model, 10 am – 2 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We are providing food boxes to all families, seniors and those in need.
        • Emergency Shelter Information: We are temporarily not able to accept walk-ins for transitional housing. If you have questions or need to apply, please contact (727) 756-1955 or email at Intakedocs@metromin.org. You can also download the application on our website at www.metromin.org, on home page, clicking on Our Response COVID-19 then, Learn More. Scroll down to Emergency Shelter Information, then to download. It is important you include first and last name, working phone number, email address and best time to contact you. Please also include applying to Pasco.
          Financial Assistance: The financial assistance form should be completed online by going to Bit.ly/MetroMinGetHelp. Please submit this online form for a future prevention assistance appointment. This form can be used for any questions about utilities (water, electric) or rent.
      • Catholic Charities Pasco: Currently providing services as follows:
        • RRH and ESG: No intakes for the month of April, individual visits will be conducting over the phone.
        • Bethany Family apartments: We are providing services to the current residents.
      • The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter: Open, taking new clients. Isolation is available as necessary
      • Pasco County Parks: Parks are now closed. All boat ramps and the Suncoast Trail will remain open.
      • Pasco County Public Transportation: Suspending all fares until further notice. Fare-free ridership assists customers who might be experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 related closures. PCPT is limiting the number of riders allowed on each bus to 10 to 15 riders at a time. To accommodate this change, PCPT will increase the number of buses on the busiest routes by reassigning them from under-used routes, resulting in a temporary suspension of service on Routes 18, 25, 31 & 41.
      • Resource Center at Moon Lake Volunteer Way: Taking appointments only Monday – Friday from 10 – 12. We close promptly at 12 noon. No fevers, no coughing, no sneezing you can not be sick in any way or you will not be allowed in, the volunteers are elderly and we must have 2 people on duty at all times.
      • Pasco County Housing Authority: Office is open but not meeting with clients at this time. Clients may call, email is preferred, with questions and information. Phone is 352-567-0848 and email is Valerie Anderson at vanderson@pascocountyhousing.org. Client’s in Housing Authority programs are encouraged to submit Income Change Forms ASAP. Housing inspections are limited, unless it’s an emergency.
      • Sunrise of Pasco County: Still accepting new intakes with rooms set aside for isolation as needed. Counseling sessions are being done virtually.
      • Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County: Showers and offices are closed to clients. Clients are encouraged to call office for resources and information at 727-842-8605.
      • Premier Community HealthCare: Offices still open – seeing patients, conducting screenings, assisting as DCF access point, and emergency dental procedures. Premier now offers Telehealth for existing Primary Care patients (children and adults). Updates listed on website and via social media.
      • Samaritan Project: Office is still open for appointments and focusing on outreach- providing tents, food, water, etc. Please call the office, 813-810-8670, and leave a message if necessary to reach someone to take your information.
      • Career Source: Offices closed but working remotely. Staff can be reached through the ‘live chat’ feature on the website. SNAP requirements waived at this time – not requiring job search or volunteer hours.
      • ROPE Center: No new intakes at this time and COR Center is closed for services.
      • Bay Area Legal Services: Providing services remotely. Applicants are able to apply for services online at bals.org/apply or by phone at 800-625-2257. Our staff will be available to provide services over the phone. Applications are still being accepted for our following statewide helplines as well:
        • Senior Legal Helpline: (888) 895-7873
        • Veterans Legal Helpline: ( (866) 486 6161
      • The Volunteer Way: Located at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey
        • Days and hours of operation have has changed. We will only be open Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 10 AM. Drive thru service only. Distribution is once every 30 days.
        • Our Soup Kitchen located at 10008 Moon Lake Rd., New Port Richey remains open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 12 Noon for distribution of take-away food only. There is no admittance into the building.
        • Neither location is accepting donations of clothing until further notice.
        • The Soup Kitchen is only accepting donations of sealed bags of bread and bottled water at 9 AM.
        • Our Mobile Food Pantry services will be dropped off at the locations with the exception of the South Holiday Library Branch and the Hudson Library since libraries are closed.
        • Our Brown Bag Service will continue to those who are currently registered. No new clients are being accepted at this time. Volunteers will be screened prior to picking up the boxes for delivery to seniors and will be dropped off at each person’s door.
        • The Volunteer Way is a Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Summer BreakSpot site. Meals are available for children under the age of 18 and must be in the car at time of drive through. Distribution at 8061 Congress St., Port Richey will be on Tuesdays between 5:30 and 6:30 PM.
        • Our Angel Store located at 7820 Congress St. is currently closed so that all of our staff can be at the warehouse preparing bags for distribution until further notice.
        • Our staff is working hard to fill bags and distribute in parking lot each and every day to help put food on the table during this difficult time.
        • You can continue your donations to The Volunteer Way either by visiting our website www.thevolunteerway.org or mailing a check to our Port Richey address.
      • Pasco Food and Nutrition Program:
        • Drive Thru Student Feeding Sites: Starting Tuesday, March 31, we will expand the number of student feeding sites to 25. The feeding sites will be activated on Tuesdays only, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The bags of food will include breakfast and lunch for five days for each student. The student(s) must be present to receive food. Click here for locations.
        • Food Buses Feeding Pasco Students: Starting Tuesday, March 31, buses will deliver food to families at 16 bus stops throughout the county. The bus is scheduled for approximately 10 minutes at each bus stop. The bags of food will include breakfast and lunch for five days for each student. The school bus food deliveries are on Tuesdays only. The student(s) must be present to receive food. Click here for locations.