Jacksonville Marine opens coffee shop catered to veterans transitioning home
By: Bridgette Matter
December 8, 2018
Kelloway’s faith in God set him on a path of purpose, he began serving coffee to homeless on a Jacksonville street corner. He then set out on a mission, to start his own coffee shop, and help other veterans struggling just like he had.
A local veteran is giving back to the community by helping transition other veterans into civilian life.
Jason Kelloway is the owner of Social Grounds Coffee Company in Springfield at 1712 Main St. N., Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Before pouring his heart into the business, Kelloway had to rebuild himself.
The Marine Corps veteran found himself in a downward spiral after his time in the service.
“There was one point in my life, I didn’t think I could even take care of myself, I had nothing, I lost everything, I really had to work on me.”
At one point, homeless in Jacksonville for two years, living out of his car, he even attempted suicide.
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