Food Pantry

St. Matthew’s offers a Food Pantry, available to residents of Duval County.  Food is distributed on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m.  Food is provided from the portico adjacent to the church gym, located at the rear of the church.  As a portion of the food comes from the USDA, recipients must fill out and sign paperwork on site certifying they fall below specified income levels, or meet other criterion* set up by the USDA.

Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’  Matthew 25

We welcome support from other congregations.   This can be in the form of volunteers working at the pantry on Saturday mornings, financial contributions, canned/boxed food, fresh fruit and/or produce, medium sized boxes, paper bags and cloth food carry bags.

To contact us, please e-mail:

No smoking is permitted inside the church or around church entrances.  Persons who are impaired by alcohol and/or drugs will not be served.  Littering of the church property will not be tolerated.  All persons entering the property of St. Matthew’s are asked to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for a house of worship.  We reserve the right to refuse to serve persons who fail to follow these rules.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or  call (202) 720-5964(202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

* Income eligible, SNAP/Food Stamps, TANF, SSI or Medicaid.