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.