Gift to provide fresh produce to local families

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 25, 2019) — Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) will be putting its most recent grant to good use, providing fresh produce to families in need in our community.

FNEFL has received an $11,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.

FNEFL will use the grant to purchase fresh produce to distribute to the nonprofit’s network of 160 partner organizations that will help feed people in need across FNEFL’s eight-county service area. This donation will further FNEFL’s mission to end hunger by providing healthy food and educational resources to families who are struggling to keep food on the table.

Newman’s Own Foundation uses all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products for charitable purposes. Since 1982, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have donated over $550 million to thousands of charities around the world.

Visit if you need help or want to assist FNEFL in providing food and support people in need in our community.

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About Feeding Northeast Florida
Feeding Northeast Florida works daily to provide healthy food and critical resources to those locally struggling with food insecurity across eight regional counties. In 2018, more than 14 million meals were distributed throughout Northeast Florida through the organization’s robust hunger-relief network of 160 partners and programs. For more information about Feeding Northeast Florida, visit

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