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2023 Goals





12,000 POUNDS




Hardee Help Center's Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness 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.



2023 SPONSORS... 







Attend EVENTS...

Winn-Dixie Food Drive - November 4th

Hardee Help Center will have a table set up from 9am - 2pm 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.

2023 Drive Out Hunger and Homelessness Collection Sites* 

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

below during their normal business hours.

  • A-1 Safari Glass, Inc. - Wauchula

  • Acentria Insurance - Wauchula

  • City of Wauchula (employee food collection)

  • Department of Health - Hardee County

  • First National Bank of Wauchula

  • Hardee County Public Library

  • Heartland Realtors

  • Java Café 

  • Jazzercise – Wauchula

  • Kinbro, Inc. (employee food collection)

  • Lakeside Neurologic

  • Mach Connections, LLC

  • Seminole Electric

  • David Singletary Insurance - State Farm Insurance

  • Suncoast Credit Union - Wauchula 

2023 Drive Out Hunger and Homelessness Schools & Groups* 

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


  • Alane Academy

  • Bayside Community Church (congregational collection)

  • Florida’s First Assembly of God (congregational collection)

  • Gateway Church (congregational collection)

  • Hardee Jr. High School Student Council

  • Hilltop Elementary School Student Council 

  • North Wauchula Elementary School Student Council

  • Wauchula Elementary Student Council

  • Zolfo Springs Elementary School

*Check back as locations are being added weekly.


2023 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 to request contact information for any of the Coordinator's below.

DONATE here...

2023 Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness Monetary Donations

2023 Donation Form   2023 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...

2023 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:

  • Monday, November 20th, 9am - 11am

  • Tuesday, November 21st, 2pm - 4pm

  • Tuesday, November 21st, 5pm - 7pm

  • Thursday, November 30th, 2pm - 4pm

  • Thursday, November 30th, 5pm - 7pm

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, email your questions to


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 - 12pm and 1 pm to 3:00 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.






State Farm - David Singletary

Walter & Carol Farr


*Peace River Electric Cooperative

*LandServ Management, Inc. (Benny Albritton Grove Service, Inc)

*Intercoastal Builders & Roofers

*Vandolah Power Company


*First National Bank of Wauchula

*Seminole Electric MGS

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*Ashbrook Realty

*Java Cafe

*Jim See Realty

*Safeguard Security Inc

*Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers

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