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Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC)

We are a food pantry located in downtown Jacksonville, serving individuals, families, veterans, disabled persons, children, elderly, LGBTQ, etc. Last year we fed over 3,000 families and over 6,500 individuals. We appreciate healthy fresh produce, however on any given day we do not know in advance our available refrigerator space. We can always take non-refrigerated items, but the other would have to be discussed prior to dropping off. We also give away clothing, toiletries and diapers.

This listing was last updated Aug 3, 2023

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Location & Open Times

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Possibly. Please call.

Hours are in EDT. Hours updated 36 weeks ago

215 Ocean Street, Jacksonville, FL, USAGet Directions

  • 904-358-0809

  • 904-358-7955

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  • Beth Wilson

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Please call before you come. (904) 358-0809. Our front doors are not always open and we have a back door in another parking lot that we often use for deliveries that requires instructions.


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