Our community can solve hunger in Northeast Florida

 

Feeding Northeast Florida’s mission is to banish hunger from all 17 counties in Northeast Florida.  Our goal is to rescue all the food that would otherwise be destroyed and get it to the tables of the families in our community who need it – Fast, Fresh and Free.

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.

In 2014 and 2015, we established these ‘satellite distribution centers’ in Nassau, St. Johns and Duval counties – and more are on the way.

We’ve also launched specific programs to reach children, like the ‘SnackPak Program’ at selected Duval County Schools throughout the school year, and a new collaboration with the Duval County Library System to reach kids throughout the summer.

We’re also collaborating other social service agencies to reach seniors, especially ‘shut-ins,’ who are more susceptible to hunger.

The community has been fantastically supportive of our efforts in our first year of operations, and we appreciate your continued commitment to this cause. With your financial and volunteer support, we distributed nearly 21 million pounds of food during our first full year of operation in 2015.

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!

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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.

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