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Nassau County Florida food pantries.

Many of the free food pantries in Nassau County Florida are based at churches, however there are also some charitable run organizations as well. Due to this fact, the hours of distribution are limited, and many of the pantries only pass out groceries or serve meals several days per month. More information is below.

Due to the limited availability of assistance programs, and still high demand for affordable food in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County, the amount of food provided by the volunteer run organizations is small. But they try to offer groceries or serve a Christmas or Thanksgiving meal to the needy. Some of the charities also provide financial aid, information on food stamps, or other basic needs such as baby formula or diapers. Call or stop by a location to learn more on the application process and availability of aid.

O’Neal Memorial Baptist Church
Location is 474257 SR 200 E
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035
Telephone number is (904) 277-2606
A volunteer run food pantry is on site. Families living in poverty, the homeless, and Nassau County residents in a crisis can get a free box of food, groceries, and more.

The Journey Church - Authentic Impact Inc.
Address: 95707 Amelia Concourse
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Telephone number is (513) 200-0907

Downtown Ecumenical Services Council
(904) 358-7955
Assistance is also available for Nassau County residents.

Yulee United Methodist Church
86003 Christian Way
Yulee, Florida 32097
Main phone - (904) 753-6445
Free holiday meals, food, and more is from the soup kitchen and food bank. There may also be clothing, shoes for children, and other assistance.




Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
1005 S. 14th St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
For hours or intake, call (904) 624-5633

Barnabas Center
Location is 1303 Jasmine St, Ste 101
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-7000
Various assistance programs are run. There are boxes of free food, perishable items, and clothing. The charity also offers financial aid for bills, shelter, and applications to benefits such as SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers.

Coalition for Homeless of Nassau County
850935 US Hwy 17 N. Fernandina
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 491-0185
A soup kitchen is on site for the homeless and shelter guests.

Hilliard area Barnabas Center
15879 County Road 108
Hilliard, Florida 32046
Dial (904) 845-4999




The Salvation Army Center
Address is 410 South Ninth Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Main phone - (904) 321-0435
Social services, including food, rent and utility bill help, is combined with food. There are also free school supplies, Thanksgiving meal baskets, Christmas toys for children, Angel Tree gifts, and clothing as well.

Nassau County Feeding America can be reached at (904) 513-1333. The non-profit, regional food bank offers referrals to pantries, soup kitchens, and other resources. Some of them include the federal government TEFAP Emergency Food Assistance Program, Meals on Wheels for senior citizens, and summer meals or school lunches for children. They also offer snack-packs for students. Call the non-profit for referrals.


By Jon McNamara

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