Jacksonville, Florida – The worst of the pandemic may be over, but there are still many families in the Jacksonville area who continue to face financial difficulties and food insecurity.
Unemployment remains high in the US, with millions reporting their households not getting enough to eat or catching up on rent payments, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Because of this, organizations like Catholic Charities continue to work to meet the needs of those struggling in our region. The organization told Action News Jax in April that more and more families are looking for help with paying bills or putting food on the table.
Catholic Charities Jacksonville announced Tuesday that it will hold food rides every Wednesday and Friday at 1470 West 13th St., north of downtown.
From 8:30 a.m., 70 tickets for the free drive-through food tour will be issued. The non-profit says that one ticket is allowed per household and you must be present when your number is called. If you are absent, the team will move on to the next number.
In addition to food aid, the Catholic Charity Organization provides emergency financial aid, human resources development, immigration law services, relocation of refugees, and care for people with intellectual and developmental differences, according to its website.
“I’ve traveled the world and seen a lot of different countries and what they went through and coming to America and seeing how many families here in America are still in need has been overwhelming.” John Fermani, a Catholic volunteer Charities said.
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