Local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers will come together on June 4 for the 25th annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT – an event that provides attendees with the opportunity to sample specialty dishes and signature cocktails while raising funds to fight hunger and support struggling families through Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) and the Nourishment Network.
Ruth Taylor shops as if it were her mission.
The retired officer who now ministers at Families of Slain Children, Inc., or FOSCI, on Myrtle Avenue literally sees shopping at Lutheran Social Services’ The Sharing Place as part of her calling in life.
Justin Bell never thought he would contract HIV. He and his partner were in a committed, monogamous relationship and consistently tested negative for the virus. But in 2007, Justin suffered a heart attack and slipped into a coma due to a strain of pneumonia often linked to HIV and AIDS.