Provider of services & resources to those in need within the greater Englewood, FL area incl. food pantry, clothing closet, school back pack program and more.
Our center is dedicated to connecting those in need with available services that may be able to assist them. Our registry of resources includes information on organizations that provide direct services for food pantries, shelters, domestic abuse, mental abuse, substance abuse, financial aid, and more within both Charlotte and Sarasota counties. In addition our in-house food pantry, clothing closet, cold weather shelter, and other programs provide help to those in need within our local community of Englewood, FL.
Food Pantry The Food Pantry is open Mon. – Fri. from 10a.m. – 12p.m. and Tues. evenings from 5 – 7p.m. Photo ID or a copy of your FPL or water bill showing a current Englewood address is required as proof of Englewood residency to receive food. Each family will receive a box of food based on the number of members in their household and if the family has children. Also available are hygiene products, paper goods, and toiletries. Bread and pastries donated by Publix are given out daily to those in need. We are blessed by the generous donations of local organizations, churches, and individuals who help to keep our shelves full. Free Clothing Closet The Jubilee Center offers free clothing to the families using our Food Pantry. Clothes may be obtained upon request when picking up food. The closet is also open on the first Sat. of each month from 10a.m. – 12p.m. Cold Night Shelter When temperatures drop to 40 degrees or below, the Jubilee Center is open to the homeless and those without heat in the Englewood area. Space is limited, however those seeking shelter from the Venice or Northport area may be accepted as room allows. Our center is a drug and alcohol free center. We provide a safe, warm place to sleep, a hot dinner, and breakfast in the morning. Clothing, care kits, and extra blankets are available as needed. The shelter opens at 6p.m. and guests are asked to leave the following morning by 7:30a.m. Fellowship and constant supervision is provided. Just Neighbors Just neighbors is an ecumenical ministry comprised of representatives from organizations, churches, and individuals that work together to bring awareness of the problems for the low income families and homeless in our community. The goal is to network and share resources that may assist us in making a difference in the lives of those seeking help. The meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month at 6p.m. in the St. David’s church hall. Everyone is invited to these informative meetings. Back Pack Ministry The Back Pack Program provides nutritious weekend meals for low-income families and homeless who attend Englewood Elementary School. Kid friendly nutritious food is purchased from All Faiths Food Bank and delivered every two weeks to the Jubilee Center where it is sorted, packed, and delivered to the school for distribution. This program is made possible through donations from groups and individuals who give to sponsor a child for one school year.
Mission: The mission of Jubilee Ministry is to make a direct and dynamic link between our theology and our ethics. We must take care of the poor but we also must attack the root causes of that poverty. Charity and justice go hand in hand. Said another way: the talk of our faith and the walk of our faith.
Sending a big Thank You to Steve Reed for coordinating this morning's food drive to benefit Englewood Helping Hands and the Jubilee Center, St. David's Episcopal Church. A special thank you to All the Residents of Rotonda West for the unbelievable food and toiletries donated! We are so very blessed by the outpouring generosity! On behalf of the clients we serve...Thank you!
To see the official food drive stats
A big Thank You to Volunteer, Pat Bone, for taking her trunk full of food to the Residents of Grove City Manor🥰 #payingitforward
A big Thank You to Kathy Watson, her husband and the Residents from the Village of Holiday Lakes for their donation of this new bike for one of our clients! We also thank them for the food and water donated as well🥰 Such a blessing!
Can you help? Jubilee Center Food Pantry is in need of sturdy boxes. We need sizes 10”x14” or 11.5”x17”. Tomato or liquor boxes work best.
Drop off at 401 S. Broadway Mon-Wed 9am-10am. Call (941)681-3550 for more info. Thanks you kindly in advance 👍🏼😃👍🏼
A big thank you to Volunteers, Kim Jolly, pictured, and her mother, Pat Bone for delivering the food, shown here, to the Residents at Grove City Manor❤❤ The Jubilee Center is so blessed to have such wonderful and caring Volunteers 😍
While practicing social distancing, we celebrated Volunteer, Robert Hannula's birthday this week. 🎂 😊
We are so very appreciative of all our Volunteers and all they do for those less fortunate in our Englewood Community!
Tune into WENG Radio at 9am to listen to JC Director Ruth Hill on the Midweek Mix with host Mary Brown.
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Heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful volunteers for their help in these trying times. We couldn’t do it without you 💗
The JC will continue to be open Monday thru Wednesday from 10 until noon as we are considered essential personnel. Englewood Helping Hands will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays only beginning next week. Sprout Truck still coming to EHH in 2nd and 4th Thursday.
Please only use one pantry per week if possible.
Hope everyone stays safe and healthy❤
[03/31/20] The monthly All Faiths Food truck has been cancelled for April. Jubilee Center remains open Mon-Wed 10am-Noon.
This is an uncertain time for all of us, and the Jubilee Center Food Pantry is doing our part to help ensure the health, safety, and food security of our community. We’re focused on the needs of our volunteers and the people we serve, as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to evolve. We’re incredibly thankful for the understanding from our community wanting to support these efforts!
We don’t yet know the long term impact COVID-19 will have, but as always, we are here for the long haul. Jubilee Center is committed to serving those in need, and we’re very thankful for the trust that’s placed in us.
Here are some recent changes you may want to note:
As of now, Jubilee Center is no longer open on Thursdays.
We are currently serving clients Monday - Wednesday 10am to Noon. We are accepting food donations on Tuesdays from 10 until noon.
In years past, Jubilee Center has been closed the Monday after Easter Sunday. WE WILL BE OPEN THIS YEAR MONDAY, APRIL 13th.
The Tuesday Clothing Closet is closed until further notice. We are not accepting clothing donations at this time.
We thank our volunteers and donors for all you do for the Jubilee Center and the community of Englewood we have the privilege to support and empower. Please take care of yourselves and your family and follow the CDC for guidelines and updates: cdc.gov/COVID19
cdc.gov Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.
[03/23/20] Due to the Coronavirus The Jubilee Center Volunteer/Donor Luncheon scheduled for April 17th has been cancelled
We love & appreciate our wonderful Jubilee volunteer & donor community❤️
It has been a week since our new processes have been put into place at our Food Pantry. I would like to thank our volunteers, donors and clients for their compliance and understanding. With that said, the Coronavirus mandates are ever changing. For this coming week (Monday, March 23rd thru Thursday, March 26th), our Food Pantry hours of 10 am until 12, Monday- Thursday will remain the same.
We are so very appreciative of the continued, ongoing support of our donors, individuals and local Communities, however; we find it necessary at this time to limit when donations will be received. Beginning, Tuesday March 24th we will only be accepting Food donations on Tuesdays from 10 am until noon. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we need to be mindful of our volunteers and limiting entry into our pantry to avoid cross contamination.
Also, Our Clothing Closet will continue to be closed until further notice. We will No longer be accepting Clothing donations during this time.
Again, your understanding and patience is So Greatly Appreciated during these uncertain times. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call 941-681-3550 during hours of operation. 🙏 to all
These wonderful men, Steve Patty, Larry Par, Don Gott and Ken Deiss, from Stillwater Community brought a truck and a SUV full of canned goods from their Annual Community Food Drive to benefit our clients😍 Plus $585 in monetary donations. We are blessed beyond belief! Thank you for all you do in helping us to continue our mission of serving the most needy and vulnerable in Englewood!
A huge thank you to Barbie Arbour from Rotary Club of Englewood for inquiring what food items were needed today. Look what she brought! Canned tuna, canned vegetables, instant potatoes, cake mixes and icing. A blessing indeed!
Today was our first day of our new process setting up outside to avoid bringing contamination into the pantry. We were surprised by several campers (homeless) so hungry, eating as soon as they recieved food. One in need of a bike as his brakes were broken. Several parents with children were in need of extra "kid friendly " food. Thankful we were open and able to assist. Thank you to our donors and our volunteers to be able to continue to serve our vulnerable clients during these uncertain times.
The Jubilee Center is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). I have recieved information from All Faith's Food Bank, local Health Department and local food pantries.
The safety of our volunteers and clients is our first priority. Additional sanitation measures are in place within the pantry. With that said, I have decided to implement the following process for the next 2 weeks. Clients will "drive up" to the pantry and be greeted by a volunteer. The volunteer will assist the client on their food needs. The volunteer will bring the food to the client and ideally placed in the clients trunk. This process will begin Monday, March 16th. Our hours and days open will remain the same. Monday - Thursday 10 am until 12pm.
Our Clothes Closet will be Closed for at least the next 2 weeks (March 16- March 29).
I will keep you abreast should any additional changes need made.
Thank you for your understanding. Again, our mission remains the same: to provide for the needy and most vulnerable in our Englewood Community.
Jubilee Center Administrator
St. David's Episcopal Church
401 S. Broadway
Celebration of Jubilee Center Volunteer Birthdays. 😍
The Jubilee Center, St. David's Episcopal Church, was recipient of monies raised from auction items and raffle held at Brookdale Rotonda's Health Fair. The event took place on Friday, February 21st. Pictured for check presentation are: Brenda Peckham, Sales Manager and Coordinator of the event, Brookdale Rotonda and Ruth Hill, Jubilee Center Administrator. Monies will be used to purchase food and supplies needed for our clients. Many thanks to all who participated in and donated items for the raffle. The Jubilee Center and the clients we serve are blessed by such outpouring generosity. A special thank you to Brenda and Brookdale Rotonda ❤
What a wonderful blessing of food received for our campers (homeless)😍 A huge thank you to Barbie Arbour, Treasurer with the Rotary Club of Englewood and the members for this wonderful donation! It is such a comfort to know whenever the need is placed, the Rotary Club of Englewood is there to help!
Photos from St. David's Jubilee Center of Englewood Florida's post
Wow! The Jubilee Center was so very blessed today! We had 6 car loads of food! What a wonderful, giving Community! Love Englewood❤ Our pantry shelves will be restocked thanks to everyone for helping make "Feed the Harbor" a success! It is only through all this great support that the Jubilee Center can continue our mission of serving those in need in our Englewood Community 🥰 Thank You!!
The generosity of our community is overwhelming!
A huge thank you to the Englewood-Cape Haze Kiwanis for their donation of this wonderful, much needed, so greatly appreciated red heavy duty wagon! It will be so helpful at the Jubilee Center 😍 Also, thanks so very much for the canned foods! What a wonderful, caring Organization! What a blessing indeed...
[02/17/20] Just a reminder: The Jubilee Center Food Pantry is open today, Monday February 17th until Noon
Can you help us out? Our Clothes Closet at the Jubilee Center is in dyer need of men's Jeans size 32 to 38
Talk about true dedication..Marcy Jeraka, pictured here, one of our Clothes Closet Volunteers came in yesterday on her birthday ❤ so thankful she did, as several were out sick or with family emergencies. A huge thank you and Happy birthday 🎂 We are blessed by your caring and dedication. Sorry we didn't have time to celebrate though😥
Fun time at La Stanza's last evening😁 Thank you Leadership Englewood Class of 2020! You rock! The next event is: February 24th at Ricaltini's- theme is Super Heroes. Remember: Jubilee center Ministry was chosen to be one of three recipients to recieve monies raised from these events. Please come out and show your support. Thanks😍
[01/21/20] Just heard coldest nights tonight and tomorrow...please remind any camper our Clothes Closet is open today 10 until noon, we have some warm clothing, some blankets and sleeping bags all are FREE!
A huge Thank You to Leadership Englewood 2020 for selecting the Jubilee Center as one of the recipients from your January 28th Bartending event at La Stanza's from 5:30-7:30pm. Karen Tyree from Ivy's will be one of the host bartenders. Please come out and show your support ❤
These 3 wonderful Clothes Closet volunteers, Cinta Basso, Marcy Jeraka and lnez Lombada, came in on a day the Closet was closed to reorganize and update the inventory. They sorted through 50+ bags of donations from the Community. A huge thank you for the wonderful donations and a special thank you to these fantastic ladies. We are so blessed!
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The clinic will be open Monday with 2 providers for medical and 1 for dental services. Please arrive early as we are a walk in clinic and available slots tend to fill quickly. We wish you happiness and good health in the new year!
Thanks so very much Hanson's Automotive for hosting another successful "Fill-A-Car" food drive to benefit the Jubilee Center! The food is so greatly appreciated! What a blessing to our Community ❤
[12/19/19] A big shout out and thank you to Shawn Emery from Emery Automotive and Gary Vasbinder from Real Bikes for volunteering yesterday at the Jubilee Center. Your help was so greatly appreciated not only by us but also the clients we serve.
Words cannot begin to express our sincere thanks to Edgewater Community! They have been such a continous blessing providing turkeys and food for our Thanksgiving boxes and hams for our Christmas boxes for our clients! Plus they provided 2 carloads of toys for our Christmas Shoppe for our families with children. Pictured here are Ruth Hill, JC Administrator, Allen Dupuis and Margaret Ertz from Edgewater with a cash presentation of $480 from a 50/50 raffle! Thank you and blessings to all the residents of Edgewater Community for your outpouring support of the Jubilee Center!
Received a visit from Bob Downin from Oak Forest with a check presentation from their Annual Turkey Trot held Thanksgiving day for $800! What a generous donation from such a wonderful community! On behalf of the clients we serve, thanks so very, very much!
Kathy Staes from Oak Forest, pictured, delivering a trunk full of food, hams and Christmas toys today and last week to the Jubilee Center! Such a wonderful blessing for our clients! Oak Forest is a wonderful, generous Community! Thanks so very much❤
The Christmas Shoppe at Jubilee Center last opportunity to “shop” is this Thursday (12/19) 9:30am-12:30pm
Look who stopped by the Jubilee center on Thursday morning...John Mead from Stillwater Community with a car load of food from the residents there! Wow, what a wonderful blessing 😍 Also pictured with John is John Maurer, volunteer, so thankful he was here able to help unload😁
Shown inside the center: John Mead and volunteer, Kim Jolly just look at all the food and toiletry items! On behalf of the clients we serve, thank you Stillwater Community Residents!
We just received this new crib yesterday and today we found a home for it❤ Please note: we usually do not take nor distribute furniture.
Volunteer Kathie Vincent, shown here, busy sorting and marking donations from Edgewater Community. The Jubilee Center is so very thankful for the ongoing support and generosity from Edgewater. They provided over 14 turkeys for our Thanksgiving boxes. On behalf of the clients we serve, thanks so very much!🥰
All we can say is: What a blessing! Thanks so very much Oyster Creek! What a successful Turkey Trot to benefit the Jubilee Center and the many clients we serve! Thank you❤
A wonderful delivery full of many blessings❤ Pictured: Barbie Arbour, Treasurer Rotary Club of Englewood, deliverer of these blessings. On behalf of the many needy and low income clients we serve....Thank You so very much 😍🥰
Food Pantry The Food Pantry is open Mon. – Wed. from 10a.m. – 12p.m. Photo ID or a copy of your FPL or water bill showing a current Englewood address is required as proof of Englewood residency to receive food. Each family will receive a box of food based on the number of members in their household and if the family has children. Also available are hygiene products, paper goods, and toiletries. Bread and pastries donated by Publix are given out daily to those in need. We are blessed by the generous donations of local organizations, churches, and individuals who help to keep our shelves full. Free Clothing Closet - Closed indefinitely because of Covid-19. The Jubilee Center offers free clothing to the families using our Food Pantry. Clothes may be obtained upon request when picking up food. The closet is also open on the first Sat. of each month from 10a.m. – 12p.m. Just Neighbors - Cancelled indefinitely because of Covid-19. Just neighbors is an ecumenical ministry comprised of representatives from organizations, churches, and individuals that work together to bring awareness of the problems for the low income families and homeless in our community. The goal is to network and share resources that may assist us in making a difference in the lives of those seeking help. The meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month at 6p.m. in the St. David’s church hall. Everyone is invited to these informative meetings.
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