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BEAM Protects Over 1,000 Families from Experiencing Homelessness since COVID-19 Disruptions Hit First Coast Since eviction and utility moratoriums were lifted, BEAM has seen a significant influx of new clients in need of emergency rent and utility assistance to avoid homelessness and electricity shut offs.......

Florida Remains in a State of Emergency BEAM Volunteers load food onto the back of a client’s pickup truck during the Mobile food distribution at Finegan Elementary. We continue to see a rise in positive cases and our neighbors are still feeling the financial effectsof......

The 26th annual Back to School with BEAM event will be hosted “drive thru” style at Neptune Baptist Church on Saturday, August 1st, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. School supplies, clothing vouchers and other items will be available for beaches area families with pre-school......

Volunteers load groceries and produce into the back of client cars during BEAM’s Mobile Food Pantry at Joseph A. Finegan Elementary School in Mayport last week, “drive -thru” style. Over 6,500 lbs of food were given to local families experiencing food insecurity in less than......

A senior resident at Pablo Hamlet walks her dog before entering into the cafeteria to pick up her pre-packaged groceries provided by BEAM. GC Gives Back, the philanthropic arm of GunnChamberlain, P.L., raised funds from staff and the community for BEAM’s Virtual Food Drive. Earlier......

BEAM client, Emmanuel, received assistance for emergency rent a utilities through BEAM’s Keep Their Homes Campaign. Volunteer Jodi stumbled upon this beauty while harvesting produce in BEAM’s Grace Garden. The zucchini weighed more than three pounds and was given the same day to a Jax......

A client waits in line during the Oak Harbor Food Distribution, which is still “drive thru” style. 2,590 lbs of food were distributed in an hour. A line of cars wait to receive groceries during the Oak Harbor Food Distribution. Oak Harbor Baptist Pastor David......

A Volunteer unloads groceries from the BEAM Food Bank Truck during Oak Harbour Baptist Church’ s Mobile Food Distribution. Cars line up to receive food from BEAM during our USO food distribution. Jack Miller (second from right) raised over $2,000 for BEAM, and collected over......

BEAM’s Updates to the COVID-19 Pandemic as of 5/21/2020: Rent and Utility Needs Climb Over Last Month:  We continue to provide rent and utility assistance at historic levels, and see no sign of it slowing down. Last month we assisted 193 families, and we have......

BEAM’s Updates to the COVID-19 Pandemic as of 5/13/2020: BEAM Quadruples Assistance Budget We are incredibly close to raising our initial goal of $50,000 for our Keep Their Homes Campaign, although our emergency financial assistance needs are much greater than they were last month. As......