2018 Goals







10,000 POUNDS



8208 lbs

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.


Get involved by; 

Supporting our SPONSORS... 










Attending EVENTS...

The Heartland Festival - American Hero Weekend

November 3rd & 4th, 2018

Free Admission for all Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters & Emergency Medical Services with Valid ID. 

BE A HUNGER HERO!! Bring in Non-Perishable food items to receive discounted admission. 

Winn-Dixie Food Drive - November 3th

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.

GIVING 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.

2018 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]

  • Suncoast Credit Union: 1451 US Hwy 17 North, Wauchula: Sandra Griffin 

  • The Herald-Advocate: 115 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula: Nancy Davis

  • Florida Dept of Health-Hardee (Employee Food Drive Only)

  • Town of Zolfo Springs: 104 West 5th Street, Zolfo Springs: Maria Rodriguez

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

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

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

  • Java Cafe: 202 W. Main St #101, Wauchula: Karma Cyr

  • City of Wauchula: 126 S. 7th Ave, Wauchula: Holly Smith

  • Florida's First Assembly of God: 1397 S. Florida Ave, Wauchula: Amy Jo Holton

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

  • Hardee County Public Library: 215 N. 6th Ave, Wauchula: Dee Shackelford 

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

  • Rehab Consultants of West Central Florida: 437 Carlton St, Wauchula: Carrie Knight

  • Anytime Fitness: 1030 S6th Ave, Wauchula: Kim or Alyssa

  • Badcock & More Home Furniture: 765 N 6th ave, Wauchula: Patricia Trevino

  • Heartland Medicine: 118 Heartland Way, Wauchula: Elizabeth Shilpa

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

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

  • Bay Street Medical: 117 West Bay St, Wauchula: Perla DeSoto

  • Med Data Quest - Smartcare: Employees Only

  • Alan Jay Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep: 1405 Hwy 17 South, Wauchula: Kevin Sparlock

  • Seminole Electric Cooperative -MGS: Employees Only

  • Russell Cellular - Verizon: 101 W. Main St, Wauchula: Nancy Vital

  • Hardee YMCA: 610 W Orange St, Wauchula: Jay Gomez

  • Oak Grove Baptist Church; 4350 West Main Street, Wauchula; Jim Davis

  • Bayside Community Church; 615 Rainey Blvd, Wauchula; Lydia Quintana

2018 Drive Out Hunger Schools & Groups* 

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


  • Student Council, Honor Society at Wauchula Elementary School: Coordinator: Ashley Wheeler

  • Zolfo Springs Elementary School: Coordinator: Jackie Dean 

  • FLVS Learning Lab: Coordinator: Holly Clark

  • Bowling Green Elementary - Student Council: Coordinator: Sierra Prescott

  • North Wauchula Elementary - Student Council: Coordinator: Jessica Powell

  • ​South Florida State College: Hardee Ambassador: Coordinator: Katrina Blandin

*Check back as locations are being added weekly.


2018 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 jill@hardeehelpcenter.com to request contact information for any of the Coordinator's below.

DONATING here...

2018 Drive Out Hunger Monetary Donations

2018 Donation 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

Purchase TICKETS...

Purchase a $10 raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $250. 


Tickets can be purchased at Hardee Help Center (M-F 9am-12pm & 1pm-2pm),

calling 863-773-0034 to arrange pickup or delivery of ticket(s), or

requesting local delivery by completing this ONLINE FORM.


Winner of the drawing will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th at

Hardee Help Center's Devotion & Lunch at 12pm.

SERVE with us...

2018 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:

Thursday, November 8th; 9:00am - noon

Wednesday, November 13th; 9:00am - noon

Monday, November 19th; 1pm - 4pm 



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 info@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.






Suncoast Credit Union

Albritton Insurance Services, LLC

Rotary Club of Hardee County

Heartland Association of Realtors

State Farm - David Singletary

Walter & Carol Farr

Bay Street Medical

Safeguard Security Inc

Seminole Electric Cooperative -MGS

Adventist Health System

Alan Jay Automotive Management Inc


Hardee Ranch Supply, Inc.

Staton, Inc.

The Bee Barn @ Zolfo Springs

Java Cafe

Hardee Manor Healthcare Center


Vandolah Power Company

Ben Albritton Campaign

First National Bank of Wauchula

Krause Services

Peace River Electric Cooperative

Intercoastal Steel Builders INC

Walter S. Farr

Call us:


Find us: 

713 E Bay Street, Wauchula, FL 

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday, 9am - 12pm, 1 - 2pm

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