Highlights of the Year
The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs opened its doors on July 31, 1989. Records show that in November and December of that year, 324 people were served. It was obvious that there was a need.
25 years later, in 2014, a total of 1,459 people were served during those same two months. Thanks to the continued support of the local community, The Food Pantry can offer food and hope.
Through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations, organizations and local faith communities who contribute funds and in-kind donations, The Food Pantry was able to distribute over 183,000 pounds of food in Clay County during 2014. We are happy to report that 93% of our funding goes directly to feeding the hungry in our community!
Reinhold Foundation & Celebrate Clay Awards
Celebrate Clay was created in 2009 by The Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc. to recognize, reward, and encourage community service within Clay County. Annual cash awards are presented to non-profit groups providing outstanding services, as selected by a panel of judges who vote the best for that year. Since, 2009, the Reinhold Foundation has awarded $465,000 to more than 100 nonprofit organizations at its annual “Celebrate Clay” community service awards breakfast.
The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs is honored to be among the many “Celebrate Clay” award recipients. We would like to thank The Reinhold Foundation for their generous contributions in making Clay County a better place.
Community Programs Award – 2013, 2014
Special Judges’ Award – 2012
Peggy Bryan Volunteer of the Year Award – 2009 (Wynema Lovell)
Holly Woods accepts the 2015 $10,000 Paul E. Reinhold Community Service Award
on behalf of The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs.
(With George Egan, Reinhold Foundation Trustee)