Our Partners

Donors Providing Food & Items for Distribution

  • 4Rivers Smokehouse (Baymeadows, OP)
  • Bimbo Bakery
  • Catering Creations
  • Chef’s Garden Catering and Events
  • Chick-Fil-A (Wells)
  • Chick-Fil-A (San Jose)
  • Dr.Pepper Snapple Group
  • Flowers Bakery
  • Gate
  • Jaguars Team Feeding
  • KFC (Blanding, Oldfield Crossing)
  • KSR Distributors
  • Lean Impact
  • Local Fare
  • Longhorn (Argyle, Fleming Island, Roosevelt)
  • MyOneClay
  • Natural Desires Soap Company
  • Olive Garden (Argyle)
  • Outback (Wells)
  • Panera (Blanding OP, San Jose)
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Pepperidge Farms
  • Publix Super Markets (15 locations)
  • Red Lobster (Blanding)
  • Starbucks (5 locations)
  • The Granary
  • Trader Joe’s (Mandarin)
  • USPS Network Distribution Center
  • Wawa (6 locations)
  • Anonymous (29)
  • Jane & Gary Bachtell
  • Mary Cobb
  • Congregation Ahavath Chesed
  • Adrienne & Ed Hall
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ron Hetz
  • Jacksonville Vegan Network
  • Jacksonville Pagan Pride Alliance
  • Betty Klement
  • Mandarin Presbyterian Church
  • Master Gardeners of Clay County
  • Society of Saint Andrew
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Bishop’s Storehouse)

Corporations & Foundations Lending Financial Support

  • CBV Cares
  • Clay Electric Foundation
  • Edna Sproull Williams Foundation
  • Florida Council of Catholic Women
  • Florida Truck Body, Inc.
  • Knights of Columbus Council 11220
  • Mandarin Presbyterian Church
  • New Grace Anglican
  • Orange Park Presbyterian Church
  • Orange Park Methodist Church
  • Orange Park Methodist Women
  • Paul E. & Klare N. Reinhold Foundation
  • Ryan Hoger
  • Ryan, Marks and Stromberg Attorneys, LLP
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Fleming Island)
  • Thrivent Financial

Recipient Charities Sharing Food from Waste Not

In a recent survey, 28% percent of food programs reported that they occasionally turn away clients due to lack of food resources. Waste Not Want Not helps groups ranging from large shelters serving thousands of meals a week, food pantries handing out groceries to hundreds of families, and church groups feeding dozens of homeless people in the woods to mentors providing snacks to a handful of children in after-school programs.There are several ways our recipients use the food they receive which include Food Distribution, Food Service,  and Special Events.

Many organizations help the less-fortunate by providing them with groceries rescued by Waste Not Want Not.  Those listed in italics receive food weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.  The rest receive food as needed or as available.


Clay: Abundant Life

  • Advent Lutheran Church (Tutoring)
  • Black Creek Church of Middleburg
  • Calvary Assembly of God
  • Calvary Baptist Church Middleburg
  • Calvary Methodist Church
  • Clay Behavioral Health Center
  • Clay County Emergency Food Assistance Program 
  • Clay County Homeless Outreach
  • The Father’s Heart Ministries
  • First Black Creek Baptist Church
  • The Food Pantry and Clothes Closet of Orange Park
  • The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs
  • Good Samaritan Church
  • Impact Clay
  • Journey Church
  • Kids First of Florida
  • Lake Area Ministries
  • Lake Asbury Junior High
  • Marketplace Ministries
  • McRae Elementary
  • Middletowne Apartments
  • MPWC (Charles E. Bennet ES)
  • Orange Cove Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Orange Park High School
  • Orange Park Methodist Church
  • Praxeis Ministries, Inc.
  • Springs Church
  • St. Giles Presbyterian Church
  • St. Luke’s Parish Outreach
  • WE Cherry Elementary


  • Amazing Life Church
  • Arlington Community Services
  • Catholic Charities
  • Christ Resurrection Power Assembly
  • Community Health Outreach
  • Cornerstone Chosen Ministries
  • Daily Growth Outreach
  • Deliverance Christian Center
  • Don’t Miss a Beat
  • Downtown Ecumenical Services Council
  • El-Beth-El 
  • Evangel Temple Assembly of God (Samaritan House)
  • God’s Glory from Heaven Outreach
  • Household of Faith Church 
  • The Hub 5 International Joseph’s Pantry
  • Impact Outreach
  •  Impacting Lives Christian Ministry
  • Jacksonville Southpoint Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Jewish Family and Community Services
  • Keys to the Kingdom
  • Lifepoint Christian Fellowship
  • Light of the World
  • Lord’s House of Prayer
  • Mandarin Presbyterian Church
  • Messagiers Pour Christ
  • New Creation Evangelical Church
  • Northside Church of Christ
  • Rolling Hills Baptist Church
  • Saved 2 Serve
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
  • Synagogue Center
  • Tabernacle of Jesus-Christ
  • Three Grains of Rice Mission
  • Tiger Academy
  • Trinity Deliverance Christian Church
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Truth in Love
  • TSI Cares Foundation
  • Westside Church of Christ
  • Worth Pursuing


  • Baker County Ministers’ Association (Baker)
  • Bradford Food Pantry (Bradford)
  • Epic-Cure (St. Johns & Putnam)
  • Feed the Need of Putnam County (Putnam)
  • Fellowship Baptist Church (Bradford)
  • Just for Jesus (Putnam)
  • Pie in the Sky (St. Johns)
  • Putnam Pantry (Putnam)
  • Starke Seventh Day Adventist Church (Bradford)
  • St. Monica’s Catholic Church (Putnam)
  • The Children’s Table (Alachua/Bradford/Citrus/Columbia/Dixie/Gilchrist/Marion/Levy/Suwannee/Union)

Some groups use food received from Waste Not Want Not to prepare food which is then served ready-to eat at  permanent locations such as missions and group homes, places used occasionally to feed the hungry such as church soup kitchens, or on the streets and in the woods where it is distributed to homeless people.  Those listed in italics receive food weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Missions & Soup Kitchens

  • Argyle Church of Christ – Duval
  • Calvary Baptist Church Middleburg – Clay
  • City Rescue Mission – Duval
  • First Baptist Missionary Church Oakleaf – Duval
  • Interlachen Soup Kitchen – Clay
  • River Christian Church
  • Soup Kitchen of Clay County: Green Cove Springs, Middleburg, Orange Park
  • St. Catherine’s at Sulzbacher – Duval

Mobile Meals

  • Celebration Church – Clay
  • Circle of Hope – Duval/Clay
  • Compassionate Warriors – Clay/Duval
  • Hippie Que – Duval
  • Interlachen Soup Kitchen – Clay
  • Love Cleans – Duval
  • Mt. Zion AME Church
  • Saved 2 Serve – Duval
  • Worth Pursuing – Duval/Clay

Small Groups:  Homes + Meetings + Day Centers + After School Programs


  • Advent Lutheran Tutoring
  • BASCA Men’s Homes & BASCA Women’s Homes
  • Boy Scouts of America: Black Creek District
  • Celebration Church
  • Clay Behavioral
  • Club Challenge
  • Orange Park Senior Center
  • Quigley House


  • Foundation of Freedom
  • Hogar C.R.E.A. 
  • New Dawn Outreach
  • Westside Club of AA


  • Communita Cenacolo: Saint Vincent de Paul Farm, Mary Immaculate House – St. Johns County

Most of the groups that receive food from Waste Not Want Not do so on a regular basis to fill an ongoing need in our community.  But we also provide food to organizations for special events addressing a particular community need such as back-to-school backpack handouts, Special Olympics, and Homeless Outreach Programs.

Waste Not Want Not has been a proud contributor to the Clay Count Empty Bowls luncheon for many years.  This annual event, at which guest receive a modest meal of soup, bread and a cookie, raises money for the Salvation Army of Clay County’s rent and utilities assistance programs.  Local celebrities serve the soup prepared by a restaurant and the bread and cookies provided by Waste Not Want Not.  Guests also select a bowl from the many beautiful items handmade by local students.


Holiday Baskets

From mid-October through the end of the year, Waste Not Want Not stocks the freezers of local churches, food pantries and even schools that will be delivering Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to those in need.  Waste Not Want Not provides pies, rolls, breads, and gifts for >600 baskets filled and delivered by

  • Don’t Miss a Beat
  • Life Changing Ministries
  • Omega
  • Sisterly Act
  • Springs Church
  • St. Giles’ Presbyterian Church
  • St Luke’s Catholic Church Outreach
  • St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
  • VFW Middleburg
  • Way of the Truth

 Holiday Meals

  • City Rescue Mission
  • Clay Behavioral
  • Cupbearers Ministry
  •  Feast of Plenty OP Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Saved 2 Serve

Holiday Events

  •  JP Hall Annual Christmas Party