Volunteering for our Meal Ministry is highly rewarding, and we welcome individuals and groups of any size to join us in serving.

Meal Ministry

900 W. Adams Street, Downtown Jacksonville
Dinner for unsheltered homeless persons and the working poor occurs every night of the year at 6pm, and on Sunday mornings at 8:30am in the dining room of the Towers Center of Hope at 900 W. Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville. The line forms at 5:30pm at the gate on the Davis Street side of the building.
Our Meal Ministry is staffed through volunteers from churches, civic groups, local businesses, families and individuals who want to give back to the community. We'd love to have your help!

Click here for more information about volunteering.

“I’m so thankful for the good, nutritious staples they give me – it’s food I can actually use to feed my family.” - Ms. Turner, a client at our Food Pantry

Food Pantry

140 N. Davis Street, Downtown Jacksonville
Our food pantry provides about 250 income-eligible households per week with supplemental groceries. It operates out of the warehouse of our Social Services building at 140 N. Davis Street in downtown Jacksonville (adjacent to the Towers Center of Hope), and is open Monday through Friday from 9am - noon, subject to food supply.

What to bring the first time you seek food pantry assistance:

To receive assistance you must have one item from each category. Identity must be proven for all members of the household (a household includes all those living in the house, even if you are not related. If you are living together, you must apply for food assistance as one household). Required by all:
  • Picture ID for all adults in household
  • Birth certificates for all children
  • Verification of all household income (wages, AFDC, Social Security benefits, SSI or SSDI, unemployment benefits, child support, etc.)
  • Proof of residency (lease or deed)
  • Verification of all household expenses (utilities bill, car note, medication receipts, etc.)
Required if applicable:
  • Food Stamp benefit statement
  • If you are living with family/friends and you are not on the lease, you must present a letter from the person on the lease that states they allow you to live with them (include the address) and bring the lease with their name on it.