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Get Fresh Groceries

We partner with 300+ on-profit partner agencies including schools, churches, community centers and more throughout Northeast Florida.

 

Get fresh groceries from one of the neighborhood distributions, free of charge. View our distribution calendar, or our list of pantries, below. We are doing our best to keep this list accurate and up to date, but calling to confirm pantry hours before a visit is always recommended. If you have any questions, review our FAQ section at the bottom of the page or call our distribution center 904-513-1333.

Get a Hot Meal

Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice. We work with multiple soup kitchens around the area to provide a hot meal at no cost to anyone who has the need. To the right, you will find the address, phone number, and website of each of our partners who offer free hot meals.

 

Feel free to contact us or one of our partners with any questions.

City Rescue Mission

234 West State Street, Jacksonville 32202.

(904) 387-4357   |  Visit Website

Clara White Mission

613 West Ashley Street, Jacksonville 32202

(904) 354-4162   |  Visit Website

Gracie's Kitchen

6 Koen Lane, Yulee 32097

(412) 977-0683   |  Visit Website

Mission House

800 Shetter Avenue, Jacksonville Beach 32250

(904) 241-6767   |  Visit Website

Salvation Army Northeast Florida Command

900 West Adams Street, Jacksonville 32204

(904) 366-9222   |  Visit Website

Trinity Rescue Mission

622 West Union Street, Jacksonville 32202

(904) 355-1205  |  Visit Website

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FAQs

Find answers to commonly asked questions here. Don’t see your question? Please send us an email at info@feedingnefl.org.

How do I find food assistance in my area?

There are 2 ways to find food in your area: mobile pantry distributions or food pantries and soup kitchens. Mobile pantry distribution locations and food pantries provide boxes of free groceries. Soup kitchens provide hot meals. Find locations for each in your area:

Click Find Food Now above and review the calendar for our mobile pantry distribution locations and when the next distribution will be held.

Click Locate a Pantry above, select your county from the drop-down menu or enter your zip code for food pantries in your area. Select a site from the list and call to verify location or serving hours.

What is the difference between find food now & locate a pantry?

Find Food Now details all mobile food distributions in your area. These include Feeding Northeast Florida-staffed locations where our team hands out boxes of food, and all partner locations where we drop off food to a partner and they distribute boxes of food to the community. For this type of distribution, a refrigerated truck brings food to a neighborhood or central location to distribute at a set time. These distributions can occur once or can occur on a weekly or monthly basis.

Locate A Pantry shows all our food pantry and soup kitchen partners serving in your area. Food pantries typically provide boxes of produce and shelf-stable groceries, though offerings may vary by pantry. Soup kitchens typically provide hot meals. These sites are commonly situated at community centers, churches, or local organizations. Distribution and serving times will vary, so it is recommended to call each location before visiting.

I need help in addition to food assistance. Can you help?

Our team can assist you in signing up for financial assistance programs like SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and Medicaid. While our direct assistance is limited to food relief and related programs, we can connect you to a variety of other resources in your area. Under our Get Help menu, select SNAP & Medicaid Assistance to see if you qualify.

Why do the types & quantities of food I receive each week differ?

As a nonprofit, we rely on donations from farmers, retailers, government programs, local organizations, and the community. Types and quantities of product change based on availability, seasonality, and government grants. While our offerings are subject to change, we strive to provide well-rounded, healthy options for your family.

Is any paperwork required to get food from a pantry?

While many of our distributions do not require paperwork to receive food, some do. Paperwork is required for distributions that provide food from government programs. This information is used to determine how much food our area will receive through future government programs. Any information or paperwork our food pantry partners gather may differ by site. Similarly, paperwork is requested at some of our distributions in hopes of understanding the impact of our services and may look more like a survey. This paperwork is used to alter our operations and better serve you.

If you ever feel uncomfortable with what is being asked or would like clarification on use of information, please do not hesitate to ask for a staff member or volunteer in charge at any pantry.

I do not have a car or a food pantry close to me. How do I get help?

If there isn’t an easily accessible pantry near you, many of our food pantry partners may still be able to assist. If you reach out to us, we may be able to connect you with agencies in your area who can arrange for home delivery in extenuating circumstances or who may offer SNAP applications. Applying for SNAP may expand your grocery budget and help you access food benefits in your area.

Are distributions still held in the event of rain?

Our distributions will take place rain or shine, if it is safe for our staff, volunteers and guests. Any cancellations, delays or closures due to weather will be noted on our website or through social media.

SNAP & Medicaid Assistance

Whether you are here for the first time or have used food assistance before the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of federal programs are available to help make ends meet during difficult times.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) currently provides 1 in 7 Americans with help making ends meet. Find out if you are eligible and learn how to access your SNAP benefits. We can assist you in applying for food assistance and Medicaid.

SNAP and Medicaid Assistance is now available by phone or email. You may contact our office Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

Phone: 904-513-1333

Email: info@feedingnefl.org

Policies & Procedures

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you want to learn more, here’s a useful link to The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) are agencies of USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. http://www.fns.usda.gov/about-fns.

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