Our community can solve hunger in Northeast Florida

Feeding Northeast Florida works to feed children, seniors, veterans, and families that struggle with hunger by connecting millions of pounds of rescued food to a network of over 180 social service agencies. These hunger-relief partners provide not only food to those in need, but services that can help these families and individuals end the cycle of poverty- including job training or placement, low-cost childcare, SNAP benefits, medical care, affordable housing, and counseling. In 2015, Feeding Northeast Florida provided nearly 12.5 million meals to our network of social service agencies in eight counties throughout Northeast Florida. The economic impact of nearly 15 million pounds of food being rescued from landfills and used to sustain families in a time of crisis equals more than $10 million throughout our 8 county service area.

Working with major grocer partners, and with the help of volunteers and monetary donations, we are making headway in our core strategy: implementing a logistics model that gets healthier foods and perishable dairy, meat and produce out to the more than 180 partner food pantries in our community more quickly – and to help fund the necessary infrastructure improvements that select food pantries need to process and store perishable foods.

Feeding Northeast Florida is your food bank.  With your help and support, we can make sure one of the basic needs shared by all of us is met every day.

What’s Happening Now!

Copy of SnackPack Program

Many people think about summer as a break from everyday life.

A time to relax, enjoy BBQs, pool parties, or go on vacation.

But for kids and families that are food insecure, summer can be desperate struggle to make ends meet. With kids out of school, many families find it difficult to cover the extra costs of childcare and providing two extra meals that children would normally get at school. Feeding Northeast Florida is working with local agencies to try and assist these families by providing SnackPacks at 13 area locations that give out free lunch to children during the summers. Each SnackPack includes wholesome snacks, beverages, and fresh fruit that helps children bridge the gap between meals. Feeding Northeast Florida is also scheduling Summer Feeding Mobile Pantry events across 8 counties in Northeast Florida that will alleviate some of the burden on these families, and ensure that kids across Northeast FLorida can focus on fun this summer, instead of hungry bellies.

Consider investing in Feeding Northeast Florida to help these families and children. No matter the size of your donation, every $1 donated provides 7 meals.