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Max Block Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry Serves the Entire Jacksonville Community

We believe that no child or family should go hungry in our community.

Picture a child who relies on school lunches for his or her only meal of the day because their family can’t afford to purchase groceries.

Imagine a mother who makes minimum wage and can barely support a family, or a father who was laid off from a job and is looking for work. What if you found out your elderly parent had to choose between paying their rent or eating?

Unfortunately, these stories are all too common in our local community. They are the stories of our friends, co-workers, children’s playmates and even our neighbors.

JFCS’s Max Block Food Pantry is here to meet one of their most basic of needs – putting food on their table.

In 2021 the Max Block Food Pantry served more than 136,980 meals to more than 15,220 clients.

Additionally, our partnerships with Inspire to Rise and George Washington Carver Elementary School provided meals to over 1,300 children and families struggling to make ends meet.

Hours of Operation

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-3pm

We are located at JFCS’s 2nd location:
6261 Dupont Station Court East
Jacksonville, FL 32217
off St. Augustine Road, two blocks from University Blvd

See Google Map

The food pantry is open to the Northeast Florida community. Typically, you may receive food up to four times in a 12-month period but under current circumstances, you may visit as needed.  Walk-ins are welcome during the pantry’s hours of operation. Bring your Picture ID.

Note that the food pantry announces special hours the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination  Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax : (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email : program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

JFCS is grateful to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund for helping our community through hardship from COVID-19.

The Fund is comprised of the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, United Way of Northeast Florida, Jessie Ball DuPont Fund, and United Way of St. Johns County.