Remember when SUMMER was THREE Months Long?

NE Fla Honda Dealers Donate $25,000 to SnackPacks!
After Action News Jax visits our Food Pantry TWICE

What a month! While many organizations slow down and catch their breath in the middle of summer, and people take off on vacation, Barnabas was in full swing! After the Nassau County Record printed a story about our SnackPacks program, Barnabas Center was contacted by Action News Jax to shoot a video piece for the evening news.  Journalist Kaitlyn Chana and a cameraman soon appeared and spent some time speaking with  Wanda about our quest to raise funds to feed Nassau County's hungry school children.
      The video news story aired the same evening on CBS 47 and Fox 30. The following day, Barnabas' Development Director, Tania Yount received a phone call from a member of the First Coast Honda Dealers. After seeing the story on the news, the dealers were moved to donate $25,000  to get Barnabas halfway to our goal of $50,000 to feed all 500 homeless and food-insecure children. Often these children and their families do not know where their next meal is coming from.
    "This community is exceptionally generous and when we acknowledge there's a problem, we have lots of community partners. We are just delighted that the Honda dealers saw fit to donate to this very important program, " Tonia Yount explained.
     While a large donation is a godsend, Barnabas is still in need of donors and contributions to achieve our goal of feeding all of the 500 homeless children in Nassau County.  To make a donation, press the button below:

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Empty Bowls Seat        Reservations  Available Now
Seat reservations are available for our 4th Annual Empty Bowls Event coming up November 17th at the Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium. This fun event begins at noon and runs until 1 pm. Besides picking out your own hand-painted bowl, more than 1,000 additional bowls will be available for purchase. Tickets are only $30 each and your support will help us wipe out hunger in Nassau County! 

Help & Hope Report End of Year Wrap-Up

Here's Just a Sample of our Good Works in 2017...

  • Barnabas helped stabilize 334 households with rent, mortgage & utility payments and provided 55 bikes through the Bikes for Barnabas program
  • Barnabas provided 382,400 pounds of food to 5,000 + individuals.
  • Barnabas instructed 46 households with cooking & nutrition classes through our Cooking Matters program
  • Barnabas Health Services treated more than 1,000 patients with medical, dental and mental health services
  • Barnabas helped 44 individuals move towards self-sufficiency through our Hope Builders Individuals
  • 768 uninsured men and women were provided affordable dental care.
  • More than 1,000 individuals were provided with critical medical, mental and vision care

Our New to You Manager, Jared Jones wants to meet YOU! See you on Aug. 19th at our upscale resale shop New to You. Jared will be available all day to answer your questions and tell you about exciting plans for the future!.

August 8 - Empty Bowls Paint Party

August 19 - New to You Manager "Meet & Greet"

September 12 - Empty Bowls Paint Party

Sept 14th Great Chefs of Amelia Island Fundraise

6-9 pm the Ritz Carlton Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

Nov 17th Empty Bowls Fundraising Event

Atlantic Recreation Center- Noon to 1 pm.

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