COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Note: The State of Florida is distributing vaccine supplies to hospitals, health centers, pharmacies, health department offices, Publix stores, and other agencies.

How To Help

Donate to local food banks
First Step Food Bank operates 38 emergency food pantries, seven special need residential facilities and three soup kitchens that distribute food products and prepared meals to individuals and families needing assistance in Marion County.

Volunteer for and donate to local seniors
Marion Senior Services is a nonprofit, charitable social agency providing supportive care services to elderly, disabled and disadvantaged residents of Marion County, Florida. They help clients to remain in their own homes independently as long as possible by providing meals, transportation and in-home support services to them.

Donate blood
Local blood banks are taking precautions to keep donors safe and urging people to donate. Find a donation location.

Donate to a pet food pantry
Local organizations are accepting donations of dog and cat food for their pet food pantries to help pet owners who are experiencing financial hardship.

Donate to a local nonprofit organization
A directory of local nonprofit organizations can be found on the Ocala Foundation website.