Jacksonville, FL – In light of the increased demand at food pantries in the Jacksonville area, Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) is hosting a resource fair that includes additional services during Nourishment Network food pantry hours on Tuesday, June 21 at 4615 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
The LSS Nourishment Network food pantry (NN) is one of Jacksonville’s only pantries open five days a week. In the past month, nearly 100 households visited during each pantry day, in part due to the inflation spike.
“Our pantry is seeing more people now than one year ago,” LSS CEO Bill Brim said. “We have also seen an increase in people who are turning to a pantry for the first time ever.”
Brim added that when people need food, they often need other services as well.
On Tuesday, June 21st during NN’s morning food pantry hours (10 a.m. to noon), additional services will be available during that time as well.
Some of the services include: health screenings by the Ascension St. Vincent’s mobile unit; HIV testing and care linkage through CAN Community Health; career and financial coaching through Steps 2 Success; vision screenings and free reading glasses through Vision is Priceless; and a COVID-19 vaccination clinic through WeCareJax and the Florida Department of Health.
As the food pantry works to meet increased demand in our community, we ask for your support. Individuals may make a food donation at 4615 Philips Hwy, or a monetary contribution at LSSjax.org.
About Lutheran Social Services
Established over 43 years ago, Lutheran Social Services is a nonprofit organization supporting five program areas within the Northeast Florida community. Through hunger relief, HIV care, money management, refugee services and career/financial coaching, LSS has assisted hundreds of thousands of people. Learn more at www.lssjax.org.