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Social Services Fair, Food Giveaway Friday Morning In Jacksonville

Lutheran Social Services

Low-income Jacksonville residents are invited to get free food and learn about social services Friday morning. 

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida is hosting the resource fair at its headquarters just south of downtown at 4615 Philips Hwy.

LSS Human Services Director Heather Vaughan says there’s an incentive for people to show up at the 9:30 start time Friday morning.

“We have food available to the first 400 individuals that arrive. They’ll get a free grocery bag of fresh, nutritious food from farm share,” she said.

The resource fair lasts until noon, with free HIV testing, legal aid consultations, health screenings and more.  And for attendees sticking around until noon, a free lunch will be served then.

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Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP