Christmas Cheer

Experience Christmas Joy
The Salvation Army of NE Florida serves our community all year long. However, during the Christmas season it is our goal to make sure the joy of this blessed Holiday reaches every family. We provide Thanksgiving meal baskets for a home-cooked feast, and fill stockings and packages to brighten the children’s Christmas morning.

Please contact our office at 904.356.8641 to learn more about how you and your family can be blessed by the Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer.

These special food boxes contain enoughfood for a family to enjoy a home cooked Thanksgiving meal! Food boxes will be distributed on November 26 to pre-qualified families, through our Thanksgiving Food Box program. Applications begin October 1-October 31, Monday through Friday from 9am -11:30 am. Please note: Applications for Thanksgiving Food Baskets end on Oct. 18. Christmas applications go through the end of Oct. We will also be accepting applications Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-11am.

December 15 and 16, so your children can experience a joy-filled Christmas morning! Applications begin October 1-October 31, Monday through Friday, 9am – 11am.
Applications will also be accepted on the following Saturdays: October 26, from 9am -11am.

Please bring the following documentation if you plan to apply for one of the holiday programs listed above:

Social Security Card/Tax ID card for household members
State-issued Identification Card or valid photo ID from another state/country
Recent rent receipt or proof of Duval County residence
Birth certificates for household members
All expenses, such as utility bills, phone bill, car payment
Proof of all income, including any government assistance and recent pay stub from employer for all household members.

The following Christmas programs do not require an application.


During the Christmas season, the Salvation Army brings the love of Jesus to nursing home residents and prison inmates, delivering gift packages – and Christmas joy.