In March 2020, Former Mayor of the Town of Orange Park Connie Thomas presented a County wide feeding proposal to Impact Clay as an urgent project due to the recent Covid-19 Pandemic. The project was accepted by the Impact Clay Executive Round Table of community leaders and weekly meetings began to formulate ways to meet the immediate and impending food needs of Clay County. The project became Food for Clay County which ties together the needs of our local food pantries with disaster preparedness through our Emergency Management operations.
The goal of Food for Clay County will be to provide a central hub to recruit volunteers, solicit food donations and assist food banks as requested during a time of crisis.
Once a crisis diminishes, Food for Clay County will stand ready to support our local food pantries at their request. As food insecurity among families continues to grow, this local support network will remain a vital way to meet that need.
Please follow the “Food for Clay County” Facebook page to receive updates on events and food distributions throughout the county.