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!

#DriveOutHunger with Billy Horschel

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From May 12-15 during THE PLAYERS Championship week, Horschel has pledged to donate $1,000 for each birdie and $5,000 for each eagle he makes during the tournament.

But Billy isn’t going to stop there. He is challenging his friends, sponsors, and you to help #DriveOutHunger. No matter the size of your investment, Feeding Northeast Florida will be able to provide 7 meals for each $1 donated.

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Billy Horschel Drives Out Hunger at THE 2016 PLAYERS Championship

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Double your effort to solve hunger

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It is our belief at Feeding Northeast Florida that no one should struggle with hunger. We know our community has the resources to solve this problem. We exist to bring these resources together to meet the community’s need.  We cannot thank you enough for your past support to enable this process.

Thanks to the generosity of the John P. Hussman Foundation and the board of directors of Feeding Northeast Florida, we are able to present a challenge grant of $25,000 to our supporters. For every $1 that you are willing to invest in our mission, they will match that gift by a $1. Please consider this opportunity to literally double your contribution to feed those who are hungry.

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Stamp Out Hunger with the 24th Annual NALC Food Drive

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Each year the National Association of Letter Carriers partners with local food banks to carry out the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The concept is simple. On Saturday, May 14th individuals are encouraged to leave a bag of food donations in your mailbox for your mailman to pick up. These donations are transported back to your local U.S. post office where volunteers from the food bank help to unload, sort, and inspect the donations to make sure that they are safe to be distributed. In our area, this food drive usually brings in enough food to provide 191,000 meals to families, children, seniors, and veterans that struggle with hunger.

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