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Brandon Center

Riverview Center

Woman shopping at our Food Bank - Banco de Comida
Woman and child having access to free clothes

Looking for help with food and live in the Brandon area?

The Sanwa ECHO Food Pantry in Brandon was created to assist neighbors living in the Brandon & Riverview area that includes: Brandon, Clair-Mel, Dover, Lithia, Mango, Progress Village, Riverview, Seffner, Tampa 33610 area, Thonotosassa, Valrico. Neighbors who find themselves in a crisis situation are encouraged to visit the Brandon Legal Group Welcome Center for temporary help with nutritious food.

Did you know we also help with clothes?

The ECHO Clothing Closet in Brandon provides each neighbor with seven outfits and two pairs of shoes? In addition, children will receive two new pairs of socks and underwear or diapers. If you live in the following zip codes: 33510, 33511, 33527, 33547, 33569, 33578, 33579, 33584, 33592, 33594, 33596, 33610 or 33619 and you need an outfit for a job interview or just need clothes altogether we are here ready to help.

But that’s not all that we do for our neighbors in the Brandon area?  

We offer one on one job coaching, GED in English and Spanish, financial workshops, and access to local resources that is specifically tailored to your needs. See details below.

During the holiday season neighbors living in motels, hotels and RV parks in the areas that ECHO serves receive a hot Thanksgiving meal and a blessing bags.

Do you help with Christmas? Absolutely, we do with our Gift of Hope outreach.

Gift of Hope is a partnerships with local faith-based organizations, businesses and community that  brings holiday assistance for Christmas to our neighbors in Brandon and surrounding area. Check back with us in October for when to sign up.

Brandon Legal Group Brandon Welcome Center

507 N Parsons Ave.
Brandon, FL 33510
Phone: 813.685.0935
OPEN: Monday through Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesdays evenings 5pm-7pm

Serving the following zip code area:
33510, 33511, 33527, 33584, 33592, 33594, 33596, 33610

Riverview Welcome Center

7807 Capitano Street
Riverview, FL 33578
813.540.9880

OPEN: Monday through Friday  9:00am - 1:00pm

Zip codes served from our Riverview location:
33534, 33547, 33569, 33570, 33572, 33573, 33578, 33579, 33619

What do I need to Bring?

Requirements

  • Current Photo ID (Driver’s license is preferred)
  • Original  Social Security Cards for each family member receiving assistance
  • Current Proof of Address (Document must be dated or received in the last 30 days. Accepted items include; a bill, correspondence received in the mail (addressed to applicant), copy of current lease if signed in past 30 days, rent receipt or notarized letter with corresponding mail to verify.)

Please note that each applicant’s situation will be reviewed and services will be provided accordingly.

Visit Limits

Emergency Care Help Organization is here for emergencies. Visits must be a minimum of (4) four months apart from your previous visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have my documents, what do I do?

We would be happy to provide resources to other agencies until you get your documents taken care of and even provide you with a small amount of food in the meantime. 

What do I need to register with ECHO?

You will need an ID, a social security card for yourself and anyone else in the home needing services, and a recent piece of mail with your current address.

I just came in last month, can I get help again?

Unfortunately, ECHO exists to help those people that are in emergencies and you can only come once in a 4 month period. We would be happy to provide other resources for any ongoing food needs.

I’m homeless, can I still receive help?

Of course, our homeless neighbors can come to ECHO once in a month period if needed. 

What we offer

Did you know we offer life rebuilding programs that will prepare you for the workforce, help get your GED and more? ut that’s not all! Neighbors currently participating in back to work, GED, or workshops are eligible for monthly food and/or clothing assistance. Check them out below!

FREE GED Program/
Ofrecemos clases de GED GRATIS

 We provide FREE English/Spanish General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes, taught by retired, certified teachers at two locations. Change your future sign up below!

Gratis clases de GED. Cambie tu futuro – registro abajo!

Register for GED classes

 

Sign Up Below

Change Your Future Today/Cambia Tu Futuro Hoy

GED Brandon – English classes

GED Brandon – GED Espanol

GED Riverview

Sign Up Below/Registrate Abajo

Computer Access

If you are in need of a computer to apply for local services / resources or a job, stop by or call our opportunity center for FREE computer access.  Printing and copies are also available. (limits may apply)

Meet with a Job Coach

Our Back to Work program teaches participants how to write a resume, search for jobs, learn the do’s and don’ts of interviewing and much more! 

Funded by Hillsborough County and Bank of America.

 

Request a meeting with our job coach

Sign up Today

Our Workshops

 Throughout the year we offer Budgeting, Sewing, Couponing, Starting a Business, Selling online and more workshops. Sign up below to be notified of our upcoming classes.

Get Workshop Notifications Alerts/Alertas de notificación de clases

Funds donated in excess of need will help us continue to serve the hungry and vulnerable in our community, throughout the year. Echo of Brandon, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. A copy of the official registration (CH15550) and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration doesn’t imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Gifts to ECHO are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.