By Jewish Family and Community Services


          Since the start of the 2015 Feed A Needy Neighbor (FANN) food drive in May, donations have been pouring in to support the JFCS food pantry.  In just one month, 50 percent of the $10,000 goal has been met and the campaign continues through the end of July.
          Last year, JFCS served more than 77,000 meals to hungry families in the Jacksonville community.  Hunger and nutritional needs increase during the summer months as children who are on summer break would normally receive a free breakfast and lunch while in school.  It is estimated that 53,000 kids in Duval County will be without these meals as a result. Additionally JFCS would like to thank the Block Family Food Challenge of $10,000. Since 1987, the Blocks have graciously supported the FANN food drive in addition to their continued support of the food pantry throughout the year, especially during the holidays, another time of increased need.

          Please accept their challenge by making your donation today! Go to and on the donate page, type in FANN.  Phone donations are also accepted by calling Tamir Schlosser at 904-394-5737 and checks can be sent to the JFCS office at 6261 Dupont Station Ct. E., Jacksonville, FL 32217