Maxine has lived in St. Petersburg for decades, raising her family and working as a nurse. She has always loved living in St. Petersburg, but once the children moved out, she was ready to begin traveling with her husband. 

But life took an unexpected turn when she learned that her grandchildren were being abused. The six children were going to be separated from one another and placed in foster care if a family member did not take them in. Maxine became guardian of her grandchildren, and the kids moved into the two-bedroom apartment with Maxine and her husband.

Maxine quit her job as a nurse to take care of the kids, who range in age from 3-13. Without her income, it was hard to pay the bills each month. Their bills had nearly doubled, from increased utility bills to spending more on gas to drive the kids between doctor’s appointments and activities. 

Maxine was left with very little money for food each month. She visits the St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s We Help Services food pantry each month, often bringing a few of the kids with her. 

Watch a video of Maxine telling how the Free Clinic helped her go from hunger to hope. 
Hunger Free 2018
An amazing $130,000 was raised during Hunger Free to help end hunger in our community! With this support, 520 households will receive food pantry visits for an entire year.

It's helping to inspire hope for hungry people in our community. The Free Clinic has served increasing numbers with food assistance since opening the We Help Services Client Choice pantry this summer. We hit a new record - 5,617 clients - in August!

Read more about how the Free Clinic is feeding our neighbors in need.
Couple inspired to give
Nicknamed “The Gregs,” Greg Best and Gregg Poole were looking for a way to give back to their community. They felt the Free Clinic was the right fit after being introduced to the nonprofit by their neighbors.

Greg and Gregg volunteer for the Wednesday morning shift in the We Help Services Client Choice pantry. They arrive around 7 a.m. to stock shelves, replenish supplies, and set up the pantry for clients.

Read more about how volunteering has changed The Greg's lives .
Lasting legacy
David Glynn lived in St. Petersburg, but summered in Bennington, New Hampshire, where he was one of the charter members of the town’s historical society.

David passed away last May, and the Free Clinic was a beneficiary of his estate. While we did not have the opportunity to meet, we are grateful for his generosity, and his gift will be used where needed most.

Learn more about David and how you can be a part of our Legacy Society .
Host a donation drive
More than 2,890 individuals receive assistance through the We Help Services Food Pantry every month. With such demand, the Free Clinic needs your help to collect donations of non-perishable goods and hygiene items.

You can collect and deliver items to the Free Clinic, or request a donation barrel be delivered to your location. We'll even provide flyers to use.

Contact Shaina Bent to learn more about hosting a food or hygiene drive.
Impact Tours provide an insider's look

Join an Impact Tour to see how you help St. Petersburg Free Clinic bring hope to our neighbors in need. The tours provide an insider's look into our six locations and eight programs that provide food, shelter and health care. 

Tours are held on the second Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. The next tours are scheduled on Dec. 14, 2018 and Jan. 11, 2019. Reservations required.
Thanks for inspiring hope
Publix provided $25,000 for the We Help Services Food Pantry.
Senior Citizens Services provided $47,000 for the Hearty Homes (Food for Seniors) and Utility Bill Assistance programs.
Pinellas Community Foundation provided $3,600 for kid-friendly foods.
Upcoming events

Nov. 16-18: St. Pete Run Fest
The Free Clinic receives 15 cents for each mile in St. Pete Run Fest's St. Pete Half Marathon, Trop 10K and Sunshine City 5K.

Nov. 27: Giving Tuesday
Help feed hungry children on " Giving Tuesday" by creating a Facebook fundraiser for the Free Clinic. View live updates on progress toward our goal on our Facebook Page.

Dec. 5 & Dec. 19: Volunteer Orientation
Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Free Clinic with a one-hour orientation at 10 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Dec. 14: Impact Tour
Join an Impact Tour to see how you help St. Petersburg Free Clinic bring hope to our neighbors in need.

Dec. 16: Many Moods of Christmas Concert
Attend a special choral concert 4-6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of St. Petersburg, 701 Beach Dr. NE, to benefit the Free Clinic.

March 2, 2019: Battle of the Minds
Save the date for Battle of the Minds!

Make a difference while you shop
Designate St. Petersburg Free Clinic as your preferred nonprofit through Amazon Smile before you start your holiday shopping. A small portion of the purchase price will be donated to the Free Clinic when you use the Amazon Smile link to shop.

While you're on Amazon, check out our wishlist that includes items needed by all eight of our programs. These items range from very small add-on items to books and home supplies to larger value items such as furniture and electronics. The items ship directly to our facility, so please include your name in the notes section so we may properly thank you.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
 863 3rd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33703