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Offering Hope to the Hungry

Hunger relief has been the cornerstone of our mission since 1979, and now we are seeing more need than ever before. Our Hunger Relief programs include:

  • The Jan Jirousek Food Pantry at LSS, located onsite at 4615 Philips Highway, is currently distributing food in the back of the building. Walk-ups to the pantry are welcome, and clients may visit LSS for food up to once a month. Please bring your ID. Current pantry hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Backpack Program provides food to schoolchildren receiving free or reduced-fee lunches during the school week. The food sent home with the students each Friday provides healthy meals and snacks for the weekend, when school meals are not available. LSS currently provides food to children at 15 schools in Duval and Clay Counties. 

  • Serving Our Seniors delivers groceries to 450 low-income senior citizens every month. 

The LSS Hunger Relief program is made possible by generous support from the City of Jacksonville, United Way of Northeast Florida, Feeding Northeast Florida, and Del Webb Ponte Vedra.

Donate Food to the Pantry

Due to an increased demand, food supplies at the LSS Food Pantry are low. We’re asking the community to help us keep the pantry open to those in need of food.

Here's a list of our most-needed items

  • Peanut butter and jelly

  • Canned meats

  • Canned vegetables

  • Soup

  • Mac-n-cheese

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Canned/dried fruits

  • Chef Boyardee

  • Pasta and pasta sauce

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Cereal and Pop-Tarts

  • Rice

  • Granola bars

More Ways to Support 

Host a food drive

Organizing a food drive in your workplace, school, or community to ensure fewer families go to bed hungry. Email us at contact@lssjax.org for more details.

Donate a monetary gift

$25 can feed more than 20 men, women and children. Visit our donation page to make a contribution.

Feed families as a volunteer

Help us sort and distribute food at the pantry.

Get started by emailing volunteer@lssjax.org.

Spread the word

Share our mission with friends, family, and colleagues.

Learn about our programs.

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Our Impact in 2023

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No matter how many extra shifts my husband worked, we just still couldn’t cover our expenses for our three children. That’s when we turned to the LSS Hunger Relief program. The food we received took a major pressure off our shoulders and allowed me to put more energy into finding a job to help our family get out of this situation. We are so thankful that the LSS Food Pantry program was there to provide us with one in our greatest time of need.

Brenda Espinet, former LSS Food Pantry client

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For more information about these feeding initiatives, contact LSS Hunger Relief Director, James Perrigan, at james.perrigan@lssjax.org. Click here to learn more about volunteering.

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