Polk County, FL Assistance Programs and Resources

Polk County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Polk County.

Winter Haven Food Pantry

532 Ave. M. NW.
Winter Haven, FL - 33881
(863)299-7983
Also partner with community, parish and school pantries throughout Central Florida to provide nutritious meals and food security when it is needed most. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am...

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Polk County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Polk County.

The Agricultural and Labor Program (ALPI)

300 Lynchburg Road
Lake Alfred, FL - 33850
(863)9556-3491
This office provides Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP), assists low-income households, with at least one person age 60 and older, when the households are experiencing a home energy emergency. A home energy emergency may result from a delinquent utility bill, lack of fuel or wood, or the receipt of a shut off notice. Payments are for home heating or cooling and other emergency energy-related costs during the heating (October-March) and cooling (April-September) seasons.Eligible households may be provided one benefit per season, up to $600 per season. Program beneficiaries may receive vouchers to purchase blankets, portable heaters, and fans. The program can also help pay for repairs to existing heating or cooling equipment or for re-connection fees. Eligibility: Documented heating or cooling emergency, at least one individual age 60 or older in the home, and a gross household annual income equal to or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines...

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BARTOW CHURCH SERVICE CENTER

495 East Summerlin Street
Bartow, FL - 33830
(863) 533-5822
Program provides financial assistance with rent or utilities to those who qualify. Electric Service Payment Assistance, Rent Payment Assistance, Water Service Payment Assistance Office hours: Mondays through Fridays: 8:30am to 4:30pm. Call for complete information. ..

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Polk County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

Lighthouse Ministries

215 E Magnolia Street
Lakeland, FL - 33801
(863)687-4076
The Lighthouse Ministries is a homeless shelter that provides three free visits a month and after that, it is $7 a night. Dinner and chapel services are at no charge. They also offer a thrift store, children's programs and an adult education center...

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Polk County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Polk County.

The Good Samaritan Free Clinic

814 North Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL - 33801
(863)687-8475
Open five or six days weekly, has a regular staff and provides multiple services. Must be uninsured and not receiving any insurance of any kind. Must have a Polk County Identification. Must meet income requirements (less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines)...

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Cities In Polk County With Listings

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Programs and Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Programs

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.