Barnabas continues to provide food assistance to residents in need during the pandemic

Volunteers providing food during a recent event.

Barnabas Center Nassau
Press Release
By Alexandra Winsor,
Communications Manager
Date: January 18, 2021

As the safety net organization for Nassau County residents in need, Barnabas Center continues to be on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. Services offered to Nassau County residents with low-to-moderate incomes include food programs, financial assistance for housing and utility payments, and medical and dental care.
In response to the need for food in Nassau County due to this pandemic, Barnabas continues to operate mobile food distributions throughout Nassau County. In addition, Barnabas offers a drive-through service distribution three days per week of pre-bagged food items at our main office (1303 Jasmine Street, Fernandina Beach).

Last year, over 200,000 meals of healthy food were provided to more than 4,000 food insecure households. The number of households in need more than tripled as the negative economic effect of the pandemic increased in 2020. Through established partnerships, (including Feeding Northeast Florida, Elm Street Sportsmans Association, Hilliard Baptist Church, Bryceville Baptist Church, Springhill Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Greater Mt. Pleasant Missionary Church, River Road Baptist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church) Barnabas provided fresh produce, dairy, and meats to people in need. We are grateful to all our supporters and community partners that continue to help us meet the needs of our neighbors during these extraordinary times.

For more information about Barnabas food programs and how to get help, call our office at (904) 261-7000 or visit https://barnabasnassau.org/covid-19-food-program-updates/.
For information about available assistance and eligibility, contact Barnabas at (904) 261-7000, or visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.

For your safety and others, please call us for a telephone pre-screening for crisis assistance, food stamp and/or Medicaid applications before visiting our office.

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