Working Together to Help Feed Florida
Through collaboration and innovation, Feeding Florida member food banks are expanding the possibilities for solving hunger. This is most evident during times of crisis. Our network has the ability to ramp up 300% for emergency management relief, working together to support those affected by hurricanes and storms. While our food banks are first on the scene with MREs and water, we will also remain until the very end, providing families and individuals with the resources they need while they rebuild their lives. Our Network is nimble. Our Network is strong. This is what we do. If you wish to help donate to our efforts across the state, especially in light of our current hurricane season, you may donate here.
Florida’s ONLY Statewide Network of Food Banks
The Feeding Florida network is unlike any other hunger organization in the state. With 12 network member food banks and over 2,400 partner agencies, we are the only network that serves all 67 Florida counties year-round, every single day. Our unique partnerships, facilities, resources, and solutions help us combat food insecurity in a way that helps shorten the line and provide long-term health and wellness to our food bank families.Fighting hunger and helping families.
Preparing for Disaster Relief
As the only network capable of ramping up 300% during times of natural disaster, Feeding Florida’s food banks have the capacity and supplies needed to provide aid to people across the state. Through our partnership with Division of Emergency Management, we can assist the State Emergency Response Team immediately, providing life-changing supplies such as pallets of water, ready to eat meals, first aid and more.We’re ready to help!
Missing Meals Analysis Reveals Increase due to COVID-19
Feeding Florida’s revolutionary study allows us to pinpoint missing meals at hyper-local levels across the state. This Meal Deficit Metric (MDM) translates into a more accurate, granular understanding of real hunger, which then allows for a more strategic investment in addressing it. A recent update to the MDM revealed an increase in weekly missing meals in 66/67 Florida counties.Dig into the data.
Our statewide network of food banks works to feed 2.2 million hungry Floridians.
Feeding Florida member food banks support more than 2,400 community-based partner agencies, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need to ensure a hunger-free Florida. Last year, the Feeding Florida network provided over 404 million pounds of food. Of that, over 30% million pounds was fresh fruits and vegetables. Feeding Florida is a unified voice regarding hunger and food access by focusing on each community’s needs.More about Feeding Florida
Meeting People Where They Are
Individuals and families living in rural areas of Florida experience a unique set of hardships, such as lack of food access, at higher rates than people in urban areas. This is why the Feeding Florida network is dedicated to reaching all communities throughout Florida’s 67 counties, not just the more suburban areas.Check out our Rural Hunger blog post.