Who We Help

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, church groups feeding dozens of homeless people in the woods, to mentors providing snacks to a handful of children in afterschool 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



  • Abundant Life
  • Clay County Emergency Food Assistance Program 
  • Clay County Homeless Outreach
  • The Father’s Heart Ministries
  • The Food Pantry and Clothes Closet of Orange Park
  • The Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs
  • Good Samaritan Church
  • Henderson Haven
  • Kids First of Florida
  • Lake Area Ministries
  • Living Hope Baptist Church
  • Middletowne Apartments
  • Maggie’s Meals
  • Orange Cove Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Orange Park United Methodist Church
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church Green Cove Springs: Spanish Mission
  • St. Giles Presbyterian Church
  • St. Luke’s Parish Outreach
  • St.Simon’s Baptist Church


  • Arlington Community Services
  • Ben’s Place
  • Catholic Charities
  • 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)
  • Jewish Family and Community Services
  • Keys to the Kingdom
  • Kingdom of God
  • Life Changing Ministries
  • Mandarin Presbyterian Church
  • Messagiers Pour Christ
  • New Covenant Ministries
  • Real Life End-Time Evangelistic Ministry
  • Right Direction New Life Church
  • Saved 2 Serve
  • St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
  • Tabernacle of Jesus-Christ


  • Baker County Ministers’ Association (Baker)
  • Bradford Ecumenical Services (Bradford)
  • Feed the Need of Putnam County (Putnam)
  • Just for Jesus (Putnam)
  • Pie in the Sky (St. Johns)
  • 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

  • Calvary Baptist Church Middleburg
  • City Rescue Mission – Duval
  • Interlachen Soup Kitchen
  • Soup Kitchen of Clay County: Green Cove Springs, Middleburg, Orange Park

Mobile Meals

  • Celebration Church – Clay
  • Circle of Hope – Duval/Clay
  • Cupbearers Ministry – Clay/Duval
  • Hippie Que – Duval
  • Saved 2 Serve – Duval
  • Spiritual Moving Bodies for Christ
  • Springs Church – Clay
  • The Well

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


  • BASCA Men’s Homes & BASCA Women’s Homes
  • Blue Devil Morning Meal Initiative
  • Boy Scouts of America: Black Creek District
  • Clay Behavioral
  • Club Challenge
  • Quigley House


  • Angelwood
  • Girls Inc.
  • Hogar C.R.E.A. 
  • Northwestern Middle School
  • 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