In early 2016, BEAM partnered with Feeding Northeast Florida to establish the Beaches Community Food Bank. This distribution facility not only serves BEAM’s two food pantry operations (in Jacksonville Beach and Mayport) but also provides food, free of charge, to other agencies and organizations who operate feeing programs.
Annually, over 700,000 pounds of food are distributed through local partners such as Mission House, Beaches Community Kitchen, USO, Pablo Towers and Hamlet, and St. John’s Catholic Church. The number of agencies and, consequently, access continues to grow.
Food is only distributed to partner agencies at this food bank locations, but individuals who are seeking assistance can make an appointment at BEAM to pick up food at their Jacksonville Beach or Mayport food pantry locations. Individuals must live or work in the following zip codes in order to receive assistance from BEAM: 32233, 32266, 32250, 32082, 32224, and 32227. Appointments must be made one day in advance by calling (904) 241-2326. For more information, please visit https://www.jaxbeam.org/food-assistance/.
For agencies interested in becoming a partner with BEAM’s Beaches Community Food Bank, please contact Feeding Northeast Florida at (904) 513-1333.