Aware that the issue of hunger is growing among children and families, Palms seeks to anticipate need and respond in sustainable ways.
Palms supports BEAM by participating in food drives to stock the shelves of food pantry at BEAM.
When school guidance counselors affirmed an increasing issue of hunger among the Beaches children especially during the summer months, Palms members established Kid’s Kitchen, a unique summer food program for children living in the community. A nutritious, easily-prepared menu was created providing six meals per child for a weekend. The meals are distributed from the The Gail Baker Center (formerly Donner) in Atlantic Beach where, during the week, children are served a nutritious lunch during the out of school season. This program began in 2005 and serves over 130 children 6,240 meals each summer. Palms members volunteer a necessary service each summer by purchasing and packaging the appropriate amounts and nutritious food in small portable bags.
Mission House is the only day facility to help meet the needs of the homeless adults in the beaches area through compassion, faith and programs designed to provide assistance at an individual level. Today, our number one goal is to assist homeless people off the streets and back to productive and self-sufficient lives. For more information, visit www.missionhousejax.org.