“Food Insecurity” has become a national buzzword. Food insecurity occurs when an individual or household lacks access to sufficient, nutritious food that fulfills the dietary requirement for an active and healthy life. Commonly phrased, food insecurity exists when an individual believes they don’t have enough food to avoid hunger.
Almost 55% of children in Duval County participate in the free or reduced cost lunch program.
In Northeast Florida, 25% of families who visit food pantries have at least one household member working.
One third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities such as rent, utilities, medicine, or medical care.
The Daily Bread Food Pantry at Mandarin Presbyterian was created to assist those families and individuals in need in our local area (Zip codes 32257-59, 32223, and 32217). The food pantry is open each Tuesday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm on the Loretto Road Campus (2501 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL. 32223)
Participants may come once every two weeks. No one will be turned away on the first visit but there after must have some evidence of current address including zip code.
If you are interested in more information on this ministry or to volunteer please contact Bill Duguid by email or call the MPC church office at 680.9944