Polk County, FL Assistance Programs

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
In addition, partner with community, parish, and school stalls throughout Central Florida to ensure nutritious meals and food security when it is most needed. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ..

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Eagle Lake Senior Center

75 N. 7th St
Eagle Lake, FL - 33839
(863) 293-4141
The Senior Center is open to men and women 60 years old and older. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Services: They provide a hot meal every day. They have lots of activities ranging from sports to quilting, arts and crafts, and bingo games. They   have stationary bikes that have been donated by the Rotary Club and the Civic League. ..

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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.

Winter Haven Senior Adult Center

250 South Lake Silver Drive NW
Winter Haven, FL - 33881
The Winter Haven Senior Adult Center plays host to a wide variety of recreational programs and activities for those 50 and older. Musical entertainment, holiday parties, special interest speakers, classes, activities, social groups and shuffleboard are only a small sampling of opportunities. The facility also has 24 shuffleboard courts and a large auditorium-style hall available for rentals...

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The Agricultural and Labor Program (ALPI)

300 Lynchburg Road
Lake Alfred, FL - 33850
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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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
Lighthouse Ministries is a homeless shelter that offers three free visits per month and after that is $7 a night. Services: They also offer a thrift shop, children's programs, and an adult education center. Fees: Dinner and church services in the chapel are free of charge. Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ..

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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
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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Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors

1510 Commercial Park Drive
Lakeland, FL - 33801
The Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors promotes health and wellness through nutrition, socialization, activities and education for men and women over 55 to help meet their needs as they age...

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Lake Wales Senior Center

129 E Stuart Ave.
Lake Wales, FL - 33853

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Polk County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

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

Food Pantry Assistance

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.