The Clay County Soup Kitchen was founded by Guy Gallina in 2009. He discovered a large population of under nourished people within our community. The more he learned, the more he was inspired to find a way to aid them both physical and spiritually. Volunteers from local churches came together to establish and serve our first meals in November of 2009 at the Clay County Council on Aging facilities. In the beginning, we were primarily financially supported by Sacred Heart church with food being donated by Waste Not Want Not and other local churches.

It was evident we were fulfilling a vital need in Clay county. Once a week, the community comes together to nourish both body and soul of anyone who is hungry. Today, we continue to operate three kitchens which serve the community in Green Cove Springs, Middleburg, and Orange Park at our partner church’s facilities. All of them are still organized and staffed by volunteers from local churches and community organizations in Clay County. A full list of our supporters can be found on our partners page.

We look forward to serving with you to continue to meet this critical need in our community. We have been blessed by the support we receive from local churches and organizations who help provide the needed volunteers, supplies and food products. Financial support is provided by donations from our community. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization.

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Board Members

Brian Knight


Jennifer Knight

Vice President

Hope Smith


Cheryl Abbott


Charlotte Sohm

Green Cove Springs
Kitchen Director

Liane Clark

Kitchen Director

Dennis Abbott

Orange Park
Kitchen Director