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Free food pantries, groceries and soup kitchens in St. John County.

Free food banks and pantries are committed to helping low-income and struggling families across St. John County Florida. Services will vary by location and distribution center, but in general the locations are committed to providing free food, meals, holiday assistance, and boxes of groceries today to people across the community who need help. Find free food pantries in St. Johns County near you and St. Augustine FL.

A focus is on families with children, seniors, people with no money. and the homeless. Many of the food assistance programs, including free drive thru food banks open today, acquire groceries and food products through donations from the local community. All items are given away to the low-income in St. Johns County.

Donations come from canned food drives, direct purchase, or other food bank programs. The St. John pantries will then distribute these grocery boxes 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, and this is the Meals on Wheels service. Other locations may offer meals around Thanksgiving and Christmas, or distribute hygiene items like toilet paper, soap, laundry detergent 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. Or give referral to government benefits such as Access Florida/my access.

Locate St. Johns County Fl food boxes and free meal programs

Bethel Tabernacle - First Trinity Holiness
A Food Distribution Center is at 2025A FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Phone: (904) 814-7595
Based on donations, there is free perishable items such as onions, potatoes, carrots, or sweet potatoes. Or the free food pantry gives shelf stable groceries in St. John’s County, meat, dairy, eggs and other food boxes, including at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

St. Johns County Emergency Pantry
Address: 62 Chapin St, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Phone: (904) 819-0059
A major focus is on homeless people, families with no money and the poor. Free food is offered the same day, including applications to SNAP benefits, or food stamps.

 

 

 

St. Augustine Christian Service Center
Location is 78 Masters Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Call (904) 808-1557
The free food banks serves everyone from single mothers to seniors, veterans and the poor. Or get a free Thanksgiving turkey in St. Johns County or Christmas meal. The pantry will give away fresh produce, canned goods, paper products like toiler paper, Boost or Ensure to seniors and personal toiletries.

St Johns Food Pantry
Address: 12 Madeore St, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Main number is (904) 824-2070

Epic Cure
2745 Industry Center Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Dial (904)-458-7145
There are multiple sites, but the main center is above.

Christ's Cupboard Food Pantry
Location is 810 Roberts Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32259. Call (904) 230-2496
Get items such as Peanut Butter, Canned chicken or other meats, tuna and more.

United Community Outreach Ministry / Food Pantry
 3349 St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Phone number 904-396-2401
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 40 E Adams St #320, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Dial 904-354-4846
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. Learn more on St. Johns County Catholic Charities.

  • Other locations of the Catholic Charities of St. Johns County include 525 SR 16, St. Augustine, FL 32084 call 904-829-6300

 

 

 

 

Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. / Emergency Food Pantry
Location - 8540 Baycenter Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Call - 904-448-1933
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, 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 1425 Old Dixie Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Call (904) 824-6956
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 Ave D, St. Augustine, FL 32095. Phone: (904) 429-7526
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 Suite CC, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Call 904-209-3700
Programs include Nutrition Education; Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites; Senior Centers; Food Pantries and Health Aide Services among other services.

Operation New Hope
 1830 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206. Phone number - (904) 354-4673
Transitional Housing/Shelter, Food Pantries, and Clothing.

Empty Stocking Fund
117 Bridge Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Telephone number is 904-829-6562
May be able to distribute clothing, free meals, and groceries. Also toys around the holidays.

Northeast Florida AIDS Network, Inc. / NFAN
2715 Oak St., Jacksonville, Florida 32205. Phone number is (904) 356-1612

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society / Mayport Auxillary
Address of food bank is 1 Massey Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32228. Telephone - 904-270-5418
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 904-829-8937 for information
Supports the low income, seniors, and needy in St. Johns County. A soup kitchen and food pantry are run too.

Welfare Federation of St. Johns County and the Community Charitable Assistance Program
PO Box 1379, St. Augustine, FL 32085. Main phone number is 904-829-6514
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.

Additional free food programs in St. Johns County FL

There are other places that provide free groceries, feed struggling families and help kids. Whether a free emergency food pantry near you, or applications to food stamps, WIC vouchers, Meals on Wheels, or other resources dial 904.513.1333. There is also Feeding America in St. johns County as well as other programs.

 

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