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Winn-Dixie Provides Emergency Restock of Max Block Food Pantry

(L-R) Sabrina Sorrentino, Amy Pierce (Winn-Dixie), Donna Long and Jennifer Wirz (JFCS), Jennifer Shepard and Greg Stanford (Winn-Dixie), and delivery driver, Cliff.

Due to higher than expected demand and the expansion into two elementary schools, and even with the vast ongoing support of the Block family and many other private donors, the Max Block Food Pantry recently faced a severe shortage of available food needed to effectively operate.

Fortunately, long-time JFCS supporter, Winn-Dixie, with the Winn-Dixie Gives Foundation, stepped in and provided a welcome short-term solution with an emergency delivery of 200 cases of shelf-stable pantry essentials this past Thursday.

Over the past several months we have seen a dramatic increase in people seeking assistance. Those on a fixed income and the working poor are facing an especially difficult situation right now with the rise in other monthly expenses such as gas, food, and housing costs.

“The generous assistance of Winn-Dixie came at a critical time,” said JFCS Director of Development Susie Menaged. “It will help us meet the current demand while we turn to the community to meet our long-term goals.”

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Annual Max Block Food Pantry Challenge

Now through July 31, all monetary donations made to the Max Block Food Pantry will be matched thanks to the generosity of the Block family. 
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Accessible Van Donated for Single Mother and 8-year-old Daugher with Cerebral Palsy

Mikaela receiving van keys from Marc Angelo

Colleen Rodriguez, CEO of JFCS, said the van will make a valuable difference in Xionn’s life as she grows.

“When Marc and Beth called to offer their van for a client in need, I knew exactly who it should go to,” Rodriguez said. “This accessible vehicle will help provide logistical relief for Mikaela and will support Xionn as she changes and develops.”
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