The Order of Malta Jacksonville Region served more than 100 families on Saturday October 17 at the Guardian Catholic School in the most impoverished area in North Florida. Zip code 32206 is known for food, health, and education disparities.
The knights and dames partnered with Catholic Charities and Feeding Northeast Florida. Families received beautiful bags of groceries and fresh produce as well as diapers and personal-care products. This area was hit hard by Covid-19. Most families are single-parent households the virus impacted with lost jobs, reduced hours, caring for sick family members, and more.