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Food pantries in St. John.

The food banks and pantries are committed to helping needy families across St. John County Florida. Services will vary by location and center, but in general the locations are committed to providing free food, clothing, meals, holiday assistance and other aid to people across the community who need help. A focus is on families with children, seniors, and the homeless.

Many of the food assistance programs acquire groceries and food products through donations from the local community. This includes canned food drives, direct purchase, or other food bank programs. The St. John pantries will then distribute food to people who are in an emergency or crisis situation. Some pantries may even be able to deliver free food and groceries to people whose illnesses or disabilities make it difficult for them to leave home. Other locations may offer meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas, or distribute clothing and other products.

Most of the food assistance programs provide boxes or bags of food on a first come, first serve basis for eligible people. Resources are usually offered at a designated date and a specified time, so call in advance.

Note that some of these food banks may be located in nearby Duval County or Jacksonville. However they would still serve residents of St. Augustine and St. John County Florida.

Christ's Cupboard Food Pantry
Location is 810 Roberts Road
Call (904) 230-2496

United Community Outreach Ministry / Food Pantry
3349 St Augustine Rd
Phone number 396-2401
Offers free food, meals, and other aid. The homeless and very low income may be able to get help.





Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc.
This charity food pantry is located at 134 E Church St Ste 2, Dial 354-4846
This Catholic Charity location also supports St. John County. It can offer occasional emergency food assistance, clothing, and even from time to time limited financial help for bills, rent, and other emergency needs, like medications.
Other locations of the Catholic Charities of St. Johns County include 225 West King St, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, call 829-6300

Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. / Emergency Food Pantry
Location - 6261 Dupont Station Ct E
Call - 448-1933
Can help people of all religions and background. They also run the Feed A Needy Neighbor Program.

Christ Church of Peace has a food pantry on site
1240 S McDuff Ave
Telephone: 387-2020

Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry
Center is 850 6th Ave S Ste 400
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
Phone number - (904) 241-2326 x1
Runs various social services and assistance programs, including on site food pantries, government assistance, and food stamps/SNAP applications.

The Salvation Army of St. Johns County
Address is 1850 State Road 207
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Call (904) 824-6880 x201
Administers various social services and assistance, including food bank, holiday meals and gifts like Angel Tree, thrift store and clothing closet. May also have funds for rent, as well as emergency assistance.

Hogans Harvest
Address is 4752 Avenue D
St. Augustine, FL 32095
Phone - 377-9424
Offers Emergency Food, Independent Living Skills Instruction, short term and Transitional Housing/Shelter, and also a Food Pantry.

Council On Aging (COA)
Address of food pantry - 180 Marine St.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Programs include Nutrition Education; Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites; Senior Centers; Food Pantries and Health Aide Services among other services.

Welfare Federation of St. Johns County and the Community Charitable Assistance Program
PO Box 1379
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Main phone number is 829-6514
Provides services such as free food and groceries. Cash assistance may be offered for water, electric, and gas bills. May also have bus fares/tokens and transportation.

Operation New Hope
1830 N Main
Phone number - (904) 354-4673




Empty Stocking Fund
PO Box 1630
St. Augustine, FL 32085
Telephone number is 829-6562
May be able to distribute clothing, free meals, and groceries. Also toys around the holidays.

Helping Hands Ministries Of Atlantic Beach, Inc. / H.E.L.P.
31 Lewis Street
Atlantic Beach, FL 32223
Transitional Housing/Shelter, Food Pantries, and Clothing.

Northeast Florida AIDS Network, Inc. / NFAN
2715 Oak St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32205
Phone number is 356-1612

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society / Mayport Auxillary
Address of food bank is 1234 Baltimore St.
Mayport, FL 32228
Telephone - 270-5418
Military members and veterans, as well as their immediate family members can get temporary financial assistance for paying rent and utilities. Also apply for educational support services, and stop by the food pantry.

St. Augustine Society, Inc. / St. Francis House
Location: 70 Washington St.
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
Call 829-8937 for information
Supports the low income, seniors, and needy in St. Johns County. A soup kitchen and food pantry are run too.





By Jon McNamara

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