SOS oversees two food pantries in Monroe County which serves clients fresh produce, protein, bakery, and shelf-stable items each week. Check out the food pantry schedules below!
Stock Island Pantry
Location: 5640 Maloney Ave
Stock Island, FL
Mondays & Thursdays 9:30 A - 6:00 P
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:30 A - 3:30 P
ST JUSTIN'S - KEY LARGO
Location: 105500 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL
Mondays 2:00 P - 5:00 P
Located on Stock Island and Key Largo, find the schedules for each pantry listed below
CALLAHAN COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Preparing healthy meals daily for the community, read more below
SOS AmeriCorps VISTAs conduct nutrition education classes and interactive cooking demonstrations to teach children how to maintain and improve their health through their food choices and food preparation techniques.
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CALLAHAN COMMUNITY KITCHEN
The SOS Community Kitchen is not your ordinary community kitchen. Meals prepared at the Kitchen utilize 90% fresh fruits and vegetables, prioritize whole wheat and 100% grains, and limit the consumption of high-sodium, high-salt snacks that are the norm for many children. By providing healthy lunches and after-school snacks at numerous sites, it relieves the burden for low-income parents who do not always have the money to provide their kids with enough food to last throughout the day.
Our Community Kitchen saves low-income families an average of $74.00 per month, per child, per meal served.
Florida Access Bucks Snap Program
Working with Feeding Florida, SOS is at the Truman Waterfront Farmer's Market each Thursday from 2 pm-sunset to run the market's SNAP program. Not only are we letting SNAP users spend their dollars on local goods, we are also matching withdrawn amounts towards fresh fruit and veggies. Find our booth at 21 E. Quay to participate!
SOS AmeriCorps VISTAs conduct nutrition education classes and interactive cooking demonstrations to teach children how to maintain and improve their health through their food choices and food preparation techniques. We provide nutrition resources that are not typically available to low-income clients, to magnify the benefits of our healthy food distributions. Together, these efforts create a comprehensive approach to reducing food insecurity and chronic, food-related illness.
Good health starts with good habits, like eating wholesome foods. With sustainable, aeroponic Tower Gardens, we can easily grow our own fresh, nutrient-rich foods virtually anywhere, year‑round, without soil. We incorporate Tower Gardens into our nutrition education at child care sites to make our lessons fun, comprehensive, and hands-on!