2020 Goals







10,000 POUNDS





Hardee Help Center's Drive Out Hunger Campaign places the power to make a meaningful difference in the fight to end hunger and avoid homelessness directly with our Campaign Sponsors, and in your hands. The efforts of everyone involved make a difference in the amount and variety of foods and services we are able to provide to families in need.



2020 SPONSORS... 







Attend EVENTS...

Winn-Dixie Food Drive - November 7th

Hardee Help Center will have a table set up from 8am - 3pm outside the Wauchula Winn-Dixie (1133 South 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873). Food and monetary donations will be accepted during this event to support the program services provided to local families throughout the year. Click Here to Volunteer.

GIVE food at...

What are the most needed food items?

Although cash donations are the easiest and most efficient way to donate, we appreciate each and every food donation as well. Our most needed items are protein items, complete meals in a can or box, and grains.

2020 Drive Out Hunger Collection Sites* 

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any of the locations

below during their normal business hours.

[Company: Address: Coordinator]

  • Albritton Insurance Services: 204 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula: Stephanie Tyler

  • Suncoast Credit Union: 1451 US Hwy 17 N, Wauchula

  • City of Wauchula: Holly Smith: Employees Only

  • Cricket Wireless: 130 N 6th Ave, Wauchula: Jessica Ramos

  • First National Bank of Wauchula: 406 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula: Tammy Chapman

  • Hardee County Farm Bureau: 1017 US Highway 17 N, Wauchula: Katherin Kinzel

  • Hardee County Public Library: 315 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula: Dee Shackleford

  • Fyzical Therapy Center Wauchula: 437 Carlton St, Wauchula: Carrie Knight

  • A1 Safai Glass, Inc.: 300 N. Florida Ave, Wauchula: Kayla Schock

  • Hardee Manor HealthCare Center: 401 Orange Place, Wauchula: Wendy Carranco

  • Jazzercise Wauchula Studio: 102 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula: Anne Marie Schneider

  • Anytime Fitness: 1030 S6th Ave, Wauchula: Kimberly Race

  • Florida Department of Health - Hardee County: Angel Whidden: Employees Only

  • Sevigny & Associates Eye Care: 735 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula: Baleigh Jackson/Monica Medrano

  • Hardee County Offices: 404 W. Orange St, Wauchula: Laura Cavillo

  • Heartland Association of Realtors:  815 US Hwy 27 S Sebring:  Sheila Richards

  • Seminole Electric Cooperative -MGS: 6697 N CR 663 Bowling Green: Carla Albritton

  • Wauchula Curb Market - 301 E. Main St Wauchula: Roger Meiers:  Cash Box only

2020 Drive Out Hunger Schools & Groups* 

Contact the school or group's Collection Site Coordinator to contribute to their food drive.


  • Zolfo Springs Elementary School: Coordinator: Jackie Dean

  • North Wauchula Elementary - Student Council: Coordinator: Giselle McDaniel

  • Wauchula Elementary School - Honor Society: Coordinator: Alisha Grantham

  • Alane Academy: Coordinator: Julie Taylor or Hope Poucher

  • FLVS Learning Lab: Coordinator: Holly Clark

  • Hardee Jr. High School Student Council: 2401 Hwy 17 N Wauchula: Linda Calvillo

*Check back as locations are being added weekly.


2020 Drive Out Hunger Caring Citizens 

These food drives intended to support the Drive Out Hunger Campaign are coordinated by individuals (Caring Citizens) not associated with civic, church, or school groups.

Email DOHC@hardeehelpcenter.com to request contact information for any of the Coordinator's below.

DONATE here...

2020 Drive Out Hunger Monetary Donations

2020 Donation Form   2020 Sponsorship Form

Mail to: Hardee Help Center: Attn: DOHC:  Post Office Box 422,  Wauchula, FL 33873

Drop off: Hardee Help Center: 713 E. Bay St, Wauchula, FL 33873

Scan or click QR Code to send donation with PayPal.

SERVE with us...

2020 Drive Out Hunger Food Pantry Serve Day, includes weighing, sorting, and stocking food donations.

Click Here to Register, and let us know you will be stopping by.


Location: Hardee Help Center

713 East Bay Street · Wauchula, FL 33873


Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 12pm-2pm, or 2pm-4pm

  • Tuesday Dec. 1st, 12pm-2pm, or 2pm-4pm

  •  Monday Dec. 7th, 9am-10:30am or 10:30am-12pm

Get Involved!

Anyone can host a food drive.

Each drive can be custom-made to fit your needs and abilities, whether it is hosted by you, your family, a large corporation or small church group. You set the goal and the duration. You provide the location and imagination. 


The best place to start is to register your drive by clicking on Start a Drive."


Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please refer to the Coordinator’s Manual, or email your questions to DOHC@hardeehelpcenter.com.


How do I sign my organization/group up to host a Drive Out Hunger Food Drive?

Click on Start a Drive above. Once we receive your registration, we’ll send you a confirmation email.


Do you have food or money collection containers to use? Where can I get them?

Yes, we have both money and food collection containers. However, we have limited supplies. If you are hosting a large drive and are in need of multiple containers, we can discuss the best way to arrange this. You are also welcome to use your own food donation containers.

What should I do with my food and money donations when my drive is done?

Food and monetary donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is highly recommended to schedule a time to drop-off to insure a staff member will be available to direct and possibly assist with unloading the donations.


What else does Hardee Help Center provide for my drive?

Basic materials for coordinating a drive, and hunger awareness material are found below.


  • Collection Container - A container with a wrap can be signed out and borrowed for the purpose of collecting food donations for Hardee Help Center's Drive Out Hunger campaign.

  • Yard Signs - A yard sign can be signed out and borrowed for the purpose of promoting your food drive.

  • Food Bag Items - Fill a bag with specific food items and deliver to a Collection Site or to the Hardee Help Center. 

  • Talking Points - (Children and Elderly) Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation.  Use these talking points to help facilitate discussion. 

  • Other Resources 

  • Activity Calendar

  • A Place at the Table (Video Trailer) - "A Place at the Table" tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry..."

  • Feeding America: Hunger in America  (Video) - "What is food insecurity? 1 in 7 Americans struggles to get enough to eat. In fact, hunger or food insecurity exists in virtually every community in the United States. Learn more about how hunger impacts the country as a whole."

  • Map the Meal Gap - Food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the country. But not everyone struggling with hunger qualifies for federal nutrition assistance. Learn more about local food insecurity and the food banks in your community by exploring data from Feeding America’s annual Map the Meal Gap project.

  • Color and Share - Download and print these coloring sheets for your kids to color and share. They can be shared on your fridge, in your kid’s class or share on social media to raise awareness for the 1 in 5 kids struggling with hunger.









*Seminole Electric Cooperative -MGS

*Heartland Association of Realtors


*Vandolah Power Company


*Peace River Electric Cooperative

*First National Bank of Wauchula

*Intercoastal Steel Builders

*State Farm Insurance - David Singletary


*Suncoast Credit Union $1000