COVID-19 Update: 3/30/2020

COVID-19 Update: 3/30/2020


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Atlantic Beach Urban Farms donating a truck full of fresh lettuce for our pantries.

Atlantic Beach Urban Farms donating a truck full of fresh lettuce for our pantries.


Loading food at the BEAM Food Bank for our Jacksonville Beach and Mayport Pantries.

Loading food at the BEAM Food Bank for our Jacksonville Beach and Mayport Pantries.


BEAM Mobile food pantry, “Drive through” style.

BEAM Mobile food pantry, “Drive through” style.


Pre-packaged meals for seniors and students, ready to be loaded onto the BEAM Food Bank truck.

Pre-packaged meals for seniors and students, ready to be loaded onto the BEAM Food Bank truck.

BEAM’s Updates to the COVID-19 Pandemic as of 3/30/2020

During this pandemic, BEAM staff and volunteers continue to provide essential services for our most vulnerable populations and those impact by COVID-19.

Important Updates:

  • All appointments for food pantry, SNAP (food stamps), and emergency financial assistance are now handled virtually/remotely.

  • Our brick and mortar food pantries remain open and have transitioned to “curbside pick-up” for beaches area families and workers who are in desperate need of pantry staples.

  • We are exploring unemployment application help for those affected by recent job loss. If you or someone you know has experience with helping people file for unemployment, please let me know.

Just Last Week, BEAM Assisted by:

  • Providing vital groceries to 73 residents living in Pablo Hamlet, a senior subsidized living facility in Jacksonville Beach

  • Distributing 9,515 pounds to BEAM’s Jacksonville Beach and Mayport food pantries via the BEAM Food Bank

  • Dispersing 1,979 pounds to partners including St Johns the Baptist Catholic Church and Chabad at the Beach via the BEAM Food Bank

  • Arranging home delivery of groceries and medications to seniors with high-risk medical conditions

How You Can Help:

  • Support our “Virtual Food Drive”,  so we can continue to feed our increasing neighbors in need. Click here for more information.

  • Please note: We are not currently accepting food donations to minimize person-to-person contact.

  • Remember our thrift stores and thrift donation drop-off area are closed until it is safe to reopen.

Every day we learn of more people who have had their lives drastically changed by COVID-19 and need our help. Please continue your financial support to BEAM, so that we are able to respond to the food and financial assistance needs of beaches area individuals and families.

As you know, these circumstances change frequently and we continue to make adjustments to serve our beaches area community. Please visit our website at www.jaxbeam.org and Facebook page for regular updates.

Thank you for your support to provide beaches area individuals and families hope and help during this especially difficult time.