Star of the Sea Foundation
Our Mission at the Star of the Sea Outreach Mission (SOS) is simple: increase the health and wellbeing of low-income individuals and families in Monroe County, Florida. SOS was founded in 2006 as a client-choice food pantry that has since grown to be one of the largest pantries in all of South Florida. We distribute fresh produce, meats, dairy products, breads, and canned goods to over 9,000 unduplicated individuals each year as well as 35 different social service agencies that serve children, veterans, senior citizens, and the homeless. The majority of what we distribute is "recovered" perishable food, all which would have been wasted if not for our efforts. By ensuring that low-income individuals and families have ready access to fresh, nutritious food, SOS aims to enhance the health of some of the most vulnerable populations in our community.