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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SOS Foundation?

The SOS Foundation is a hunger relief non-profit located in Monroe County. We have 3 operations: A Community Kitchen in Key West, Nutrition Education Food Programming, and 2 food pantries: 1 in Stock Island and 1 in Key Largo 

Where is your pantry located? 

Stock Island Pantry: 

5640 Maloney Ave, Stock Island, Fl 

St Justin’s - Key Largo Food Pantry:

105500 Overseas Highway Key Largo, Fl 

What Days/Hours are you open? 

Stock Island Pantry: 

Monday/Thursday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm 

Tuesday/Wednesday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 

St Justin’s - Key Largo: 

Monday: 2:00 pm – 5:00pm

 

Callahan Community Kitchen: 

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 

What is the process of going to the food pantry like?  

Stock Island Pantry: 

You can park in one of the SOS Foundation parking spots in front of the pantry. Then, walk through the front doors and wait in line until intake can check you in. If you are visiting the pantry for the first time, intake will add you to the system. A volunteer will then help you make your way through the pantry, and you will be able to select the foods that you want. If you need help getting your food to the car, please let us know. You must bring your own bags to this pantry location. You may visit the pantry one time per week.

St Justin’s - Key Largo: 

You can park in front of St. Justin's Church. The pantry is in the church hall. There may be a line in front of the building so you might have to wait outside until other clients leave. Once inside, you will check in with intake. If it is your first time visiting the pantry, we will add you to the system. Once you check in you will use your own bags or take one of ours to fill up with the foods that you choose. If you need help getting your food to the car, please let us know. You may visit the pantry one time per week. 

What do I need to bring to get assistance? 

A valid form of ID of any kind for all family members. Valid forms of ID can include license, passport, foreign ID, student ID, and any form of picture ID. For kids, we do accept report cards as identification. You must bring your own bags. 

Do I have to show proof of US citizenship to visit the pantry?

No. SOS does not collect any information on citizenship, and we do not report to any immigration authority. All are welcome.

Do I have to have a certain income to come? 

No.

Can my kids come with me? 

Yes.

Do you take frozen food donations? 

Yes, but please contact our Community Kitchen to organize drop-off.

 

What donation items do you accept? 

Our food pantries and community kitchen accept all unopened food, including fresh foods, frozen/refrigerated food, and shelf-stable food. We do not accept home-cooked or prepared meals.  

Our food pantries also accept clothing and personal hygiene (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) donations. All donations can be dropped off at any of our locations during open hours. 

How can I volunteer with SOS?

You can volunteer at the Stock Island food pantry, St. Justin’s food pantry, and/or the Key West Community Kitchen. If you would like to volunteer, please check out our volunteer page.

How can I learn more about volunteering? 

You can visit our volunteer page here, or you can email Bekah MacArthur at rebekah@sosfoundation.org for more information.  

How can I donate money? 

You can donate online here, or you can contact Lisa Niederman at lisa@sosfoundation.org to donate by check or cash.