Come visit us at: (Google Map Link)
1763 9th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
(entrance around corner on Queen Street)
Monday thru Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 3 PM
About Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission.
Over 33 Years Serving the Hungry, the Needy and the Homeless in Pinellas County Florida
The Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission was established 33 years ago in 1988 in Pinellas Park, Florida as a 501©(3) nonprofit corporation, and we continue to serve all of Pinellas County from our location in Saint Petersburg.
Our campus of hard-working staff and happy volunteers multi-task in serving the needy public as a food pantry, a food bank, a Day Center, a rehabilitation center, and a church.
The doors to our Rescue Mission are always open seven days a week to the poor and needy. Our resident volunteer staff consists of formerly homeless men and women who have officially entered into our drug and alcohol free Ministerial Volunteers In Training program for rehabilitation (tearing down the old) and ministerial training (building up the new), and we also receive working assistance from many warm-hearted Christian men and women volunteers, and from hundreds of Community Service workers.
Feeding Ten of Thousands of People
Together, with compassion, sincerity, and the loving understanding of God, we provide free boxes of groceries, clothing, furniture, housewares and pre-owned toys to tens of thousands of, domiciled (they have apartments or homes) but impoverished families of men, women, and little children living throughout Pinellas County contending with food insecurity.
Altogether, with the indispensable aid of our five trucks and crews, we are this year currently collecting and distributing an average of 360,000 pounds of food (93 tons) per month, or 240,000 meals and meal equivalencies per month to the poor residents and homeless citizens of this County. In addition to this, we are presently catering 7,896 delicious well-balanced hot meals per month (picking up the food, preparing, transporting, and serving it)to approved county-wide homeless shelters. Additionally, there are 171 other needy non-profit organizations in Pinellas County who receive bulk foods from our Rescue Mission, such as Disabled Children organizations, Veteran’s Clubs, churches, retirement homes, hospices, Deaf persons Homes, various ministries, etc., etc.
Suncoast Haven Of Rest Rescue Mission Does Much More Than Just Provide Food
Our Day Center serves thousands of impoverished but still domiciled families (they have homes, apartments or trailers etc.) who are hovering upon the sharp edge of homelessness and in real-life danger of falling over the edge into dark depression accompanied by great despair.
The following on-campus services are made available for free (everything we do is free):
- Clean pre-owned clothing
- Large boxes of groceries
- Christian counseling
- Share program
- Crisis Intervention
- SNAP application and guidance
- Pre-owned toys for the tots
- Free non-prescription magnifier reading glasses
- Free Bibles
We Need Your Help!
Since reaching over 1mil pounds of annual distribution in 2012, we have consistently increased our ability to meet the still increasing needs in Pinellas County.
In 2020, our distribution total was 4.3mil pounds of food.
That is a pretty darn good economic indicator of what is really happening not only in Pinellas County, but also throughout the towns, cities, and villages of America.
But with your gracious help WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE; we can continue to spiritually and physically serve the thousands of hungry men, women, and little children living in Pinellas County, and whosoever else may be in need to the very best of our abilities.
We Are Entirely Faith Based And Rely Totally On Your Gifts And Donations.
Since our inception in 1988, over 23,000 persons have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior through the wonderful, sacrificial ministerial efforts of our staff and volunteers.
Our Rescue Mission is a faith-based organization, hence donor funded, and our immediate needs are to secure enough monies sufficient to overcome a steep economy-driven decrease in our regular monthly donations.
May you be eternally blessed with the forthcoming joyous event of our Lord’s soon return. Thank you Lord. And thank you for your kind attention. God bless you.
Executive Director, Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission