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.

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    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.

    Daily Bread Food Pantry - This year (2022) has started off with a bang! We have averaged over 40 households served each week this year; higher than our run rate for last year! And, the return of the Clothes Closet has been met with enthusiastic support from our guests.

    For those that are interested in food donation needs, any/all canned or pre-packaged items are always in demand! For clothes donations we ask that items be gently worn, and not include shoes, lingerie, or undergarments.

    Donations can be placed in the bins at the Sanctuary or at the church office inside the double door entranceway. With blessings and gratitude, we thank you for your support, prayers and love that you provide this ministry for almost 9 years of service!

     

     

    If you are interested in more information on this ministry or to volunteer please contact Wayne Gaff by email or call the MPC church office at 680.9944