January 20, 2015

About 120,000 pounds of free, healthy food was given away Saturday at Jacksonville’s Gateway Town Center.

The food giveaway, which fed about 5,000 people, ran from 9 a.m. to noon. The event was sponsored by Nourishment Network partner Farm Share, an independent Florida food bank that operates a distribution warehouse in Jacksonville, and WellCare of Florida, which provides managed care services. 


November 12, 2014


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nourishment Network, a hunger-relief program of Lutheran Social Services, invites the First Coast community to join its effort in solving hunger one bowl at a time at the 30th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon on Nov. 18. The luncheon, sponsored by Winn-Dixie, aims to raise awareness of the hunger problem in Northeast Florida and to encourage community members...

September 19, 2014

Here is the list of times and locations of our upcoming mass food distributions we are holding in partnership with Farm Share:

  • Saturday, Sept 20th 10AM-1PM - West Jax Outreach 5126 Timuquana Road, Jacksonville, FL
    • (904) 573-1333
  • Monday, Sept 22nd 10AM-2PM - Salvation Army 639 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL
    • (904) 353-FOOD
  • Tuesday, Sept 23rd 4-6PM - First Coast Community Services 49 N. Bowlan St., Jacksonville, FL...
July 23, 2014

Former NFL wide receiver Laveranues Coles to assist with first distribution on July 26

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nourishment Network, together with new partner Farm Share, will provide 4.5 million pounds of free food to more than 18,000 food-insecure families through a series of 15 mass food distribution events held from July through September. 

One of the first of these distributions will take place on Saturday, July 26 on Jacksonville's Westside. The...

July 14, 2014

Jacksonville, Fla. - Nourishment Network has announced an exciting new partnership with Farm Share, Inc. - Florida's largest independent nonprofit food bank distribution operation. The partnership will greatly enhance Nourishment Network's efforts to distribute USDA-provided and farm-rescued food to food-insecure families throughout Nourishment Network's 17-county service area.


July 11, 2014

We are holding a diaper drive through the end of July to support the HB3 program. If you can help, please bring your size-1 diapers to donate to the food bank at 1502 jessie St any time - during normal business hours - between now and July 31. Thank you for everything you do to help our community!

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May 19, 2014

Grant will provide 420,000 pounds of food to those struggling with hunger this year

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 400 food-insecure people lined up at Household of Faith Church today and received needed food provisions from a Nourishment Network Mobile Pantry – a rolling hunger-relief truck that provides food directly to those struggling with hunger in undeserved areas of North Florida. This Mobile Pantry is the first of 50 funded by a $60,000 grant the...

May 06, 2014

Saturday, May 10th marks the 22nd anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive.

Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. So, each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from our...

March 14, 2014

Join Nourishment Network and HandsOn Jacksonville to run the Human Race on Saturday, April 5, at the St Johns Town Center. 

Register for the Human Race here and be sure to...

March 11, 2014

Join Nourishment Network and Jacksonville Magazine for Northeast Florida’s most prestigious culinary competition at the gorgeous TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Once again, eight of the city’s top chefs (four per team) will gather to cook and compete, all to the delight of a hungry audience.