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Jacksonville Citadel Corps

15 East Church Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


(904) 366-9222

Clay County Corps

2795 CR 220
Middleburg, Florida 32068


(904) 276-6677

St. Augustine Corps

1425 Old Dixie Highway
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


(904) 824-6956

Nassau County Hope House

410 South 9th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


(904) 321-0435

Jacksonville relief efforts as of 5/19:

Since March 25, 2020 The Salvation Army located in Jacksonville, FL has provided shelter for up to 96 individuals on any given night, 927 food boxes through our Food Pantry, 1979 community lunches and 2719 community dinners for a total of 4,698 community meals, and provided 829 hygiene kits to community members in need of basic toiletries.  In addition, we served 382 meals to first responders doing COVID testing between 4/30/20 and 5/12/20.  We also provide three meals per day to our shelter residents which totaled 6,922 since March 25th.

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Have questions about our Holiday Assistance?

Call the Holiday Hotline at 904-301-4791

Holiday Assistance Programs

Every Child Deserves a Special Thanksgiving and Christmas, but in reality, millions of children in America will go without Christmas gifts because their parents can't afford them. The need is greater than ever before. In light of COVID-19, The Salvation Army has adapted its services to ensure that children in every community can receive the new clothes, toys and food they deserve this season.

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida is committed to serving nearly 5,000 local children with Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. We provide every year Thanksgiving food baskets and new toys and clothes to struggling families.

Thanksgiving Grocery Bags

Families who meet the qualifying criteria will receive groceries for a typical Thanksgiving meal based on family size. See below for dates/times for submitting your application.

Want to volunteer at our Thanksgiving distribution or help register applicants for this assistance? Click here to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.

Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Program

The Angel Tree program provides Christmas assistance for children ages 12 years and younger. The Angel Tree bags include new toys, clothes and a stocking to be distributed to pre-qualified families only. To receive Christmas assistance, you must meet the criteria and apply. See below for dates/times for submitting your application.

Want to volunteer in our Toy Shop or help applicants apply for this assistance? Click here to learn more about this volunteer opportunity.

ONLINE Application Dates & Times:
Please make sure you meet the income criteria and provide the required documents listed below.

Thanksgiving Assistance and Angel Tree Application Dates

Duval, St. Johns and Clay County Dates:
September 28, 2020 to October 9, 2020
Apply here:

Please provide the following documentation. Applicants may apply for Thanksgiving assistance, Angel Tree program assistance, or both.

  • Picture I.D. for all adults in the household.
  • Social Security cards for all household members (including adults)
  • Birth certificates for all children (age 18 and under). Or legal proof of custody.
  • Verification of all applicable household earned and unearned income sources which may include your last 3 consecutive pay stubs, SSI/SSDI award letter, TANF, SNAP, and/or verification of current unemployment benefits.
  • A self-employed individual must provide completed tax returns from the previous year.
  • Verification of all household expenses: utility bill with service address, car insurance, car note, utility allowance, medical bills, etc.
  • Proof of residency: lease, deed, or mortgage statement If you are living with family/friends and you are not on the lease, you must still meet the qualifying income criteria, and present a notarized letter from the person on the lease that states the named individuals living with them (include address and rent charged, if any)
  • Also, you must provide incoming mail to verify the address, if utility bill cannot be attained.

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