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VIRTUAL FOOD DRIVE 

NO BAG HANDOUT - NO BAG COLLECTION - NO DRIVE-THROUGH

MAKE AN EPIC PANDEMIC DONATION DIRECTLY TO ONE OF OUR LOCAL FOOD BANKS.  THEY NEED CASH ASSISTANCE DURING THIS CRISIS.

For the homeless and the jobless, it's hard to STAY HOME, STAY SAFE when you don't have a home or a job.  It's hard to go to www.coronavirus.gov for advice and assistance when you do not have wifi, internet access, a computer or electricity. Our local social service agencies strive to meet this need, but are overwhelmed right now.

 

Cash/check/gift card donations are most effective, allowing the food banks to purchase what they need to better help people in need.  It could be fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, a tank of gas, medicine, or help with the rent.

There are many needs that cannot be met with a food drive. 

Please make your check payable to one of the following ministries:                                                                                 Mailing Address: 

      Catholic Charities                             P.O. Box 543

                                                                St. Augustine FL 32085-0543

 

      St. Francis House                             1375 Arapaho Ave
                                                                 St. Augustine, FL 32084-4258  

 

      St. Johns Ecumenical Ministries      P.O. Box #860191
                                                                 St. Augustine, FL 32086-0191

 

DO NOT DROP CHECKS OFF AT THE CHURCH OR THE OFFICE.

SEND ALL DONATIONS DIRECTLY TO THESE MINISTRIES (OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY THAT YOU WISH TO HELP).

If you wish to make a donation directly without a stamp and an envelope, you can donate through their websites:

       http://ccbstaug.org/our-services

     

                             https://www.stfrancisshelter.org

      http://www.stjohnsfoodpantry.org

 

 

DONATIONS MAY ALSO BE MADE DIRECTLY TO ANY LEGITIMATE SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY
Always check with www.charitynavigator.org to verify exactly how well a "charity" acts as a steward of your donations.  Avoid those who have excessively large fund-raising and/or operational expenses.  Look for those organizations with high financial and accountability scores.  For example, click any of the following links for Charity Navigator's Top Ten:

10 BEST CHARITIES EVERYONE'S HEARD OF

   Rating       Charity

 

Direct Relief

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Matthew 25: Ministries

Vitamin Angels

World Resources Institute

Samaritan's Purse

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Americares

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