Summer Food Drive

We’re partnering with Feeding Northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Florida Blue for a Summer Food Drive June 15-30.

Help us provide a week’s worth of meals for 3,500 First Coast families. There are 3 ways you can get involved:

1. DONATE FOOD

Donate healthy, non-perishable food items at any First Coast YMCA location. Collection bins will be available for any First Coast resident to easily drop-off food. See the list of needed items below.

2. DONATE MONEY

Donate money to the effort, either in-person at any YMCA branch, online, via Facebook or by texting NOHUNGER To 91999.

3. VOLUNTEER

Volunteer to sort donations or distribute food at an upcoming mobile food pantries. Register to volunteer at FeedingNEFL.org. See dates and times for mobile food pantries below. Click here for volunteer registration instructions.

Needed Food Items

Dairy

  • Shelf-stable yogurt
  • Low fat, shelf-stable milk & milk alternatives

Protein

  • Canned tuna/chicken (packed in water)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
  • Peanut butter
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans)
  • Protein bars
  • Beef jerky
  • Canned beans (garbanzo, pinto, black, kidney)
  • Lentils

Veggies/Fruits

  • Canned fruit (packed in water)
  • Canned vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn)
  • Vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Dried fruits (banana chips, apricots, cranberries)
  • Applesauce (unsweetened)

Grains

  • Granola bars
  • Rice cakes
  • Cereal (Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Oatmeal

Upcoming Mobile Pantries

Food and monetary donations collected during this drive will be used to host Feeding Northeast Florida Mobile Food Pantries at locations across the First Coast. These mobile food pantries deliver fresh and shelf-stable food to neighborhoods that do not have adequate grocery stores, feeding agencies or pantries within an accessible distance.

Tuesday, July 24
4pm-6pm

Dye Clay YMCA
3322 Moody Ave
Orange Park, FL 32065

Wednesday, July 11
4pm-6pm

DuPont YMCA Youth Development Campus
7373 Old Kings Rd South
Jacksonville, FL 32217


Thursday, July 26
4pm-6pm

Arlington United Methodist Church
1400 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211


Tuesday, July 10
3pm-5pm

Sallye B Mathis Elementary
3501 Winton Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Thursday, July 12
4pm-6pm

Yulee Kids Campus
86029 Pages Dairy Rd
Yulee, FL 32097

Wednesday, July 25
4pm-6pm

Gailmore Center
399 Riberia St
St Augustine, FL 32084

Our Partners

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.