Food  Ministries


 For I was hungry and you gave me to eat . .  

Take a Sack


Each Thursday, the hustle and bustle of food distribution overpowers the quiet that generally prevails the Good News Outreach offices located at 242 Lafayette Circle in Tallahassee. Through the cooperative efforts of organized community volunteers, individuals who see service to the hungry as their personal ministries, and Good News Outreach employees, nearly five hundred people per month stop in and “take a sack” of groceries home with them.  To fulfill this mission, Good News Outreach partners with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Farm Share, Publix, local churches, restaurants, school groups and private donors.  This cooperative effort makes our food  ministries feasible.  Recipients must meet income eligibility guidelines.









Above: Students from ITT's Brekinridge School of Nursing help in many ways on days when people come to "take a sack".


Right: Individuals from many churches help in the support of our Food Ministries, including these two Sisters from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ...

Lunchtime Soup Kitchen

 As Good News Outreach’s flagship program, the Soup Kitchen has a special place in the hearts and prayers of many who serve and those who are served.  Over time, the mission has changed and grown. This food ministry has taken place at various locations throughout Tallahassee.  In 2003, the Good News Outreach Soup Kitchen found its current home at The Shelter on Tennessee Street in Tallahassee.  Good News Outreach now serves 175 to 200 lunches to the homeless and others in need each weekday. Volunteers for this program come from all walks of life and situations.  Community members volunteer through ministries at their churches, and through programs at their schools and workplaces. Others have found their way to our doors by following their own individual desire to help.

Put Your Faith into Action. . .

Financial support is critical. Tax deductible donations can be made on the “How to Donate” page of our website or mailed to: Good News Outreach, PO Box 3304, Tallahassee, FL  32315-3304.

The willing hands of volunteers are also needed if you feel called to help the hungry. Volunteers from religious and civic groups are also welcome. Contact us at 850-412-0016 or send an e-mail to to learn more about volunteer opportunities. 


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