Care & Support

Care & Support

Care & Support

Care & Support

At MPC, we recognize that there will be times when life might feel overwhelming. The good news is were never meant to go through it alone.

It is important to remember that, there are many others going through similar circumstances and struggles.


    Daily Bread Food Pantry

    The Daily Bread Food Pantry at Mandarin Presbyterian was created to assist those families and individuals in need in our local area (Zip codes 32257-59, 32223, and 32217). The food pantry is open each Tuesday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm on the Mandarin Road Campus (11844 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL. 32223)

    Participants may come once every two weeks. No one will be turned away on their first visit but there after must have some evidence of current address including zip code.

    “Food Insecurity” has become a national buzzword. Food insecurity occurs when an individual or household lacks access to sufficient, nutritious food that fulfills the dietary requirement for an active and healthy life. Commonly phrased, food insecurity exists when an individual believes they don’t have enough food to avoid hunger.

    Almost 55% of children in Duval County participate in the free or reduced cost lunch program.

    In Northeast Florida, 25% of families who visit food pantries have at least one household member working. One third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities such as rent, utilities, medicine, or medical care.

    At present, due to a transition of a major source of provisions (Feeding Northeast Florida) to a new warehouse & distribution location, we are seeking an increase of canned and dry goods to meet demand. We need canned veggies, soups, fruits, tuna and chicken, as well as boxed pasta and cereals at this time. Additionally, our Clothes Closet (with low inventory) is in need of clothing donations of all kinds. In particular: women’s dresses and blouses/tops, children’s clothes (all ages) and men’s shirts and pants.

    We appreciate and are grateful for your prayers for this ministry and our guests as we continue stepping joyfully toward Jesus to support our neighbors in need. God has indeed shown his light on this ministry. The love and support our covenant partners have consistently given since our first day has enabled us to be a steady beacon and positive provisioner in our community.

    If you are interested in more information on this ministry or to volunteer please contact Mark Tanzler by email or call the MPC church office at 904.680.9944.