COVID-19 Resources

To Donate: Text I-CARE to (850) 427-5780

This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available.


Waterfront Rescue Mission

380 West Herman Street

Homeless overnight shelter (men only) currently has very limited capacity with check-in at 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Recovery program intake has been suspended until further notice.

Day services M-F are limited.

Lunch: 12PM daily to anyone


MyEscambia Food Sites

Men in Action – Milton

In partnership with Feeding Gulf Coast  MIA will be hosting a  food a food distribution this Saturday, March 28, at the Milton Community Center starting at 8:00am. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, everyone receiving food will be ask to stay in their vehicles while volunteers bring the food items to them. They are need of volunteers please call 850-254-8360 if you can help. 

Escambia County Student Meals

Escambia County West Florida Public Libraries are partnering with Feeding the Gulf Coast to provide free curbside pickup meals for children ages 18 and younger. 

The children must be present to receive meals (food will not be given to adults).

The meals will be provided at all seven library branch locations Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The meals include lunch and a snack -- all will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Here are the locations:

  • Molino Branch Library -- 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino
  • Pensacola Library -- 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola
  • Tryon Beach Library -- 1200 Langley Ave., Pensacola
  • Genealogy Branch Library -- 5740 N. 9th Ave., Pensacola
  • Southwest Branch Library -- 12248 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola
  • Westside Branch Library -- 1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola
  • Century Branch Library -- 7991 N. Century Blvd., Century

Santa Rosa Student Meals

Curbside Service  3/23 to 3/27 from 9:30am to 11:00am.

This will be like a drive through service.  

  • Milton HS…Bus ramp on Raymond Hobbs Lane
  • Pea Ridge Elem …Parent pick up lane
  • East Milton Elem …Bus ramp in front of school
  • Jay Elem …Bus loop on Alabama Street
  • Berryhill Elem…Bus Ramp
  • Holley Navarre Primary…Bus Ramp
  • TR. Jackson   Parent pick up area
  • Central School- bus ramp
  • Bagdad Elem-  bus ramp
  • Benny Russell Elem- bus ramp
  • Buses Routes  3/23-3/27 ,Service times will be posted Friday 3/20 Santa Gurtrudas Dr. area -American Farms area (EME,KMS,MHS students), Permenter Rd area (EME,KMS,MHS students), Bell Ridge Apartments (Pace area), Florida town Park (Pace area), Blackwater Baptist Church (Munson/Central area)

Farm Share Distributions


  • Brownsville Assembly of God, 3300 W DeSoto Ave - April 11, 10am-11am
  • NW Florida Community Outreach, 691 A Broad St - April 18 10am-noon

Summer Break Spot

Floridians can text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211 to find the closest participating Summer BreakSpot location with meals available. Residents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with a live operator for additional information.

Hot Meals To Go

Milton & Pace Pay It Forward: 6606 Elva St, Milton, FL 32570

Feed the homeless and displaced families from 5 to 6 on Tuesday nights at My Father's Arrows thrift store in Milton. At this time, they are serving take home meals only.  

Epps Christian Center · (850) 572-5761 · 2300 N Pace Blvd. Pensacola, Florida 32505 · Open to serve ready bagged lunch to children

Open 12-2 Monday- Friday 

Bright Bridges Ministries: (850) 912-8383 2600 W. Strong St. Pensacola, FL 32505

Serving hot food to go Monday – Friday,10-12 

Ruth’s Kitchen @ 1st United Methodist:  ‪(850) 432-1434‬ 2600 W. Strong St. Pensacola, FL 

Providing meals and drinks to go, Mondays and Thursdays from 11-12

Give out toiletries on Tuesdays 

Pensacola Caring Hearts

Food Pantry is limited right now because they are having difficulty getting enough food.

They are hoping to begin serving food beginning the 1st Friday in April but they are uncertain if this will happen. 

New Hope Christian Center
Serves hot meals @ Brentwood Park on Thursdays @ 4:00pm and then in front of Loaves & Fishes at 5:00pm. 

Waterfront Rescue Mission: 380 West Herman Street

Lunch: 12PM daily to anyone

Food Pantries

Helping Hands for New Hopes CC: (850) 494-1603 3840 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola 

The Salvation Army: (850) 432-1501, 1501 North Q Street, Pensacola 

  • By appointment only, must call between 8:30 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm 

Ministry Village: (850) 473-4466, 1716 E Olive Road, Pensacola  -  Drive Thru Only!!

  • Monday from 8 am – 10 am, Tuesday from 12 am – 2 pm, Wednesday from 10 am – 12 am, Thursday from 12 pm – 2 am and Friday 8 am – 10 am 

Holy Cross Episcopal:  7979 9th Avenue, Pensacola  

  • Wednesday 9 am – 11 am. 

New Hope Christian Center: 6508 W Jackson St.

  • Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00 am. 

COVID-19 Testing

Escambia Emergency Management has partnered with Community Health Northwest Florida to open a drive-through #COVID19 testing site at the Brownsville Community Center today. All patients are required to be screened before arriving at the drive-through testing centers by calling (850) 746-2684.

Legal Services

The Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee (850-222-3292; and Legal Services of North Florida (850-385-9007; may be contacted for legal advice during this difficult time.

Financial Assistance/News

Gulf Power suspends disconnections through the end of March

ECUA Suspending the Discontinuation of Services for Non-Payment

Pensacola Energy suspends service disconnections through March 31

United Ministries

Office closed effective Monday, March 23. United Ministries staff will continue to monitor client requests and referrals. Clients in need of assistance may submit a web request at


The Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) will move bus routes to a modified schedule starting on Monday, March 23, 2020 to mitigate potential spread of #COVID19👀 Read the details at