Resources & Links

Our Member Food Banks – Visit Our Directory

We are the only statewide organization regularly serving agencies in every county. Our members are located throughout the state focusing on a specific defined area. Businesses, foundations and individuals in their communities fund and support them.

Member Directory

211 Help Line

2-1-1 is a telephone based service offered by nonprofit and public agencies throughout Florida and the United States. 2-1-1 organizations provide free, confidential information and referral services. Trained professionals help callers identify and connect with health and human service programs that can meet a variety of needs including food, housing, employment, health care, crisis counseling and more. Services are available statewide. For help, dial 211 from any phone.

www.211florida.org

Summer BreakSpot, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn.  During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  When school lets out for the summer, many of these children are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. The SFSP is designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play during the summer months and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong for the upcoming school year.

www.summerfoodflorida.org

Free and Reduced-Price School Meals

At the beginning of the school year applications are sent home with children. You may also apply throughout the school year by submitting an application directly to your school. More information can be found through Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Food-Nutrition-and-Wellness/Nutrition-Programs/National-School-Lunch-Program/Applying-for-Free-and-Reduced-Price-School-Meals

School Breakfast Program

The School Breakfast Program is a federally-funded program that helps schools provide breakfast to all students. In Florida, each district school board must operate the SBP in all elementary schools. School breakfast programs must be operated at no cost to the students in schools where 80 percent or more of the students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Food-Nutrition-and-Wellness/Nutrition-Programs/National-School-Lunch-Program/School-Breakfast-Program

Resources for Seniors

Meals on Wheels

Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services. Currently, the independent Meals on Wheels programs serve 10.7 Million meals a year to more than 63,800 Florida Seniors. Find your local program by entering your zip code.

www.mowaa.org/findameal

Elder Care Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. Call 1-800-677-1116 or visit online.

http://eldercare.gov/eldercare.NET/Public/index.aspx

MealCall.org

Online service to help locate senior meal programs throughout the country.

www.mealcall.org/meals-on-wheels/fl/

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)- The Department of Elder Affairs administers programs and services for elders across the state of Florida through 11 Area Agencies on Aging, which operate Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). These ADRCs function as a single, coordinated system for information and access to services for all Floridians seeking long-term care resources. The ADRCs provide information and assistance about state and federal benefits, as well as available local programs and services. Follow the link or call to contact your local ADRC. Elder Helpline 1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/arc.php

Hunger Facts and Information

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Feeding America’s mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

http://feedingamerica.org

Hunger Study Feeding America

Hunger in America is a series of quadrennial studies that provide comprehensive demographic profiles of people seeking food assistance through the charitable sector and an in-depth analysis of the partner agencies in the Feeding America network that provide this assistance. It is the largest study of its kind.

Map the Meal Gap 

An interactive map first published by Feeding America in 2011 displays overall hunger and child hunger on a local level. Data can be sorted by year, state, county or food bank region.

Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

http://frac.org

Florida Impact

Florida Impact’s mission is to inspire and enlist the people of Florida to secure justice for and with those whose economic rights have not been realized. Florida Impact also works to increase access to food programs by conducting aggressive outreach strategies and public policy advocacy.

www.flimpact.org

Donate Today

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Find a Food Bank

Our statewide network unites 14 member food banks to feed every community, every day. 

Our Programs

Programs can vary by Food Bank or individual community. Find out more about Hunger Relief in your community.