Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) is our community’s newest effort to establish food security across 8 counties in Northeast Florida.
An estimated 281,000 individuals in Northeast Florida struggle to put food on the table. 80,000 of those individuals are children. Feeding Northeast Florida works to ensure that these children & families, seniors, and veterans have the food and hope that they need so they can focus on building a foundation for a stronger tomorrow.
Within three weeks after we were organized in February 2014, we delivered our first load of food in the community — distributing more than 22,000 pounds of fresh produce and high-quality food to community partners like City Rescue Mission, Trinity Rescue Mission, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM), Salvation Army and The Sulzbacher Center for use in their feeding and food distribution programs. We continued to grow in 2014 and in 2015, we distributed 12.5 million meals to over 180 community partners in the region. These partners each have unique feeding programs that assist local residents in need. Through their partnership with Feeding Northeast Florida, these community partners are able to reallocate their food budgets to other programs, like job training and placement, mental health counseling, and low cost childcare.
We are feeding people today.
In doing so, we are feeding a stronger tomorrow.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. The Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people it serves, educates the public about the problem of hunger and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. To learn more, visit feedingamerica.org.
About the Feeding Florida
Feeding Florida’s member food banks serve a network of more than 3,000 faith-based and nonprofit agencies in all 67 counties in the state of Florida. Through the generosity of food manufacturers, the Florida agricultural community, wholesalers, retailers, federal commodity programs, and local communities, our member Food Banks distributed more than 134 million pounds of food last year to our neighbors in need. The Feeding Florida is affiliated with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization. Each Feeding Florida member food bank must meet stringent guidelines to be associated with Feeding America. This contracted relationship assures both financial and operational excellence. It also provides accountability through network training, site monitoring and the maintenance of substantial records verifying conformity to established Federal and State safe food handling standards. To learn more about Feeding Florida, visit fafb.org