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Programs and Services

Food  KAIR is a USDA certified food pantry.  KAIR offers "Meals to Go" - pre-made meals for the homeless and transients and bags of groceries are distributed for those who have cooking facilities. The pantry is open five days a week during office hours or by appointment.

Every Monday fresh bread and other bakery items are donated by PUBLIX and food is purchased at Feeding South Florida Food Bank and delivered to KAIR. Food is also donated by the various food drives throughout the year such as the Postal Food Drive, the Boy Scouts Food Drive and other organizations' food drives. Food donations also come from churches, businesses, organizations and individuals. Currently KAIR is distributing over 16,000 pounds of food per month! This need more than doubled in the past year alone!

KAIR provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Feast Baskets for over 300 families. These baskets contain enough food for a holiday meal for an entire family.

According to US Department Agricultural guidelines, food is given to anyone in need without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, disability, sex or political beliefs. USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

Medical and Dental   Assistance with prescriptions, co-pays to the clinic, and for medical appointments.

Optical  Assistance with prescription glasses.

Rent  Assistance to make a security deposit or a grant towards rent.

Utilities  Water, electric, basic phone line.

Transportation  Bus tickets to relocate out of the Keys or gasoline for local travel to work or medical appointments.

ID Documents  Assistance with legal documents in order to start work.

KAIR Food Pantry
Open Five Days a Week

"Live Aboards" Assistance  Provides sanitation devices and toilet hosing kits to maintain live aboard boats in Boot Key Harbor. This program keeps boats compliant with environmental regulations and allows people to stay aboard their boat homes.

School Supplies  Provides back-to-school backpacks, school supplies and other school related needs.

Wish List Program  In-Kind donations of household goods, furniture, cars, clothing, baby items, etc., are delivered to KAIR on a daily basis.  These in-kind items are distributed to Keys residents for free.

Other  Creative needed services that assist residents to move forward and be financially independent.