The Barnabas Food Pantry
1303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
The face of hunger in Nassau County is changing; it includes working families, children and the elderly – our neighbors! Many struggle with even the basic necessities. Last year, Barnabas Food Pantry provided 100,000 pounds of food to Nassau County residents in need. The Mobile Food Pantry Distributions equaled another 220,000 more pounds of food being distributed between Yulee, Callahan and Fernandina Beach.
Nassau County residents in need of food can visit the Barnabas Food Pantry on
Residents can access service by going directly to the food pantry entrance at 1303 Jasmine Street, Suite 101, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 . Pantry staff will assist clients with emergency food once every 30 days. In addition, mobile food pantry deliveries are made on a rotating basis throughout Nassau County; residents can call 904-261-7000 for a schedule of delivery dates for mobile food pantries each month.
At the Nonprofit Center’s, 2013 “Local Focus - Lasting Impact Collaboration & Innovation Awards” Barnabas was recognized for its innovative efforts in creating the “Hunger Coalition of Nassau County” and striving to grow collaborative efforts for solving hunger issues in Nassau County.
The Soup Train Partnership - is a collaborative effort of Barnabas Center, The Council on Aging and The Nassau County Homeless Coalition.
Many senior citizens have been identified by the Council on Aging as eligible for their Meals on Wheels program, yet they await service because of a lack of funding to provide the meals. The Soup Train Partnership is a community solution for serving these seniors in need. Barnabas provides food from its pantry, including ingredients to produce the soups and casseroles for the senior citizens on the subsidised wait list; The Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County provides the facility for food preparation; and the Council on Aging provides qualified client names and continues to deliver the frozen food packages through their existing network. Contact(s): Genece Minshew, firstname.lastname@example.org (904) 491-0185
The “One Can” Partnership - Students from Emma Love Hardee and Southside elementary schools demonstrate that it’s possible for people of any age to make a positive, meaningful and lasting impact on the community. One Can is a monthly food drive effort conducted by the two elementary schools throughout the school year. It has resulted in thousands of pounds of food being collected for the Barnabas Food Pantry.