Community feeds hundreds at drive-in food pantries
Hundreds of people received food on Thursday through multiple drive-in giveaways across our area, including Callahan and Durkeeville. Cars were lined bumper to bumper at the non-profit Families of Slain Children on North Myrtle. “It’s a blessing to be here today to get this food and these people giving us because we really need it,” Jacksonville resident Betty Jean Bean said. “I had children coming up here asking for food,” Beverley McClain, CEO of Families of Slain Children, said. We can’t do that, we can’t have that.”Church volunteers, with the help of the non-profit Farm Share, served 415 families today on Thursday, roughly 1,500 people.
Local Elks Lodge sponsors food drive for Mandarin Food Bank
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A Jacksonville Elks Lodge is sponsoring a food drive for the Mandarin Food Bank all month. The Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge said the food bank is now feeding double the amount of families because of the ongoing pandemic. Donations can be dropped off every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866 at 4280 Oldfield Crossing Dr. behind Tapout fitness and next to the Lowes parking lot.