Advance America Employees Unite to Bring Cheer (and Snacks) to Frontline Workers

With the onset of COVID-19, communities across America found themselves upended by a pandemic, with many people experiencing hardship from job loss or illness. This has also led to people coming together to help one another, such as the healthcare and other frontline workers that came forward as leaders in these difficult times.

In recognition and appreciation of the sacrifices that these workers have made to help keep our communities healthy, Advance America employees showed their support and donated much-needed supplies to frontline workers in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palatka and Gainesville, Florida.

Distributing snacks, water, and messages of support and cheer, Advance America is proud to share how its team members went above and beyond to show frontline workers how appreciated they are by their community.

St. Augustine

St. Augustine workers made it their mission to get together and support both frontline medical warriors and fire department employees with supplies. Team members passed out laundry baskets filled with snack bags, bottled water and messages of support and thanks. Team members from the following centers contributed to this effort:

3501 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., C2, Saint Augustine, FL 32084

188 State Road 312, Saint Augustine, FL 32086


Palatka team members created an event where they hosted a tent distributing snack bags, pens, bottled waters and Frisbees to the healthcare workers at Putnam Medical Center. Team members from the following Advance America locations contributed:

164 S. US Hwy. 17, Ste. #13, East Palatka, FL 32131

316 Hwy. 19 South, Palatka, FL 32177


Team members in Gainesville created a similar event for members of their community, hosting a “snack and go” area for hospital, fire department and police department workers. The workers expressed that they appreciated the consideration of the grab and go snack bags, of which the Gainesville crew passed out 235, as well as enjoyed winning prizes like Frisbees, bringing back a bit of normalcy and joy. Workers from the following Advance America centers helped with this event:

2406 N. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32609

2026 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32608

1108 NW 76th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

2627 NW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32609


In Jacksonville, Advance America team members collected food and water that they distributed to employees at St. Vincent Hospital, Shane’s Hospital, Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital and Park West E.R. The team at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital hand-wrote a letter of appreciation for the kindness of the donation, much to the cheer of those who had worked so hard to bring it together.

Jacksonville team members from all of these locations helped make this effort come to life:

5324 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 7, Jacksonville, FL 32210

1124 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32218

1020-14 N. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254

6251 Argyle Forest Blvd, Ste 108, Jacksonville, FL 32244

12961 N. Main St., Ste #205, Jacksonville, FL 32218

7451-17 103rd Street, Jacksonville, FL 32210

3000 Dunn Avenue, Unit #66, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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