The face of hunger in Nassau County includes working families, children, and the elderly – our neighbors. It is estimated that 1 of 6 adults and 1 of 4 children in our community is hungry or facing food-insecurity, which is simply not knowing when or how they will get their next meal. The largest growing population experiencing hunger or food insecurity is working families, “ordinary” people who work hard and live on an income that can’t stretch from paycheck to paycheck.
The Barnabas Center offers a food pantry, mobile food distribution, meal pack program, and pet food assistance. For more information about these programs call (904) 310-9255 or visit their website at www.barnabasnassau.org.