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The Levy Citizen- Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

Feeding Florida, Feeding Northeast Florida, and Bread of the Mighty celebrated the culmination of a major project to source local Florida beef for those who need it most. A large-scale food distribution event at Chiefland Methodist Church featured not only fresh produce and shelf-stable goods, but also locally-sourced beef that came directly from Chiefland-based cattle ranch and Farmers Feeding Florida partner, Quincey Cattle Company.

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Planting the Seeds to Success

Planting the Seeds to Success

Last month, Feeding Florida’s Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) hosted their first Seeds to Success event. The virtual event offered the opportunity for attendees to connect with Florida farmers, farmers markets, and community partners, as well as organizations who are working to bring local food to individuals and families in Florida.

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How Nutrition Education is Tackling Food Waste

How Nutrition Education is Tackling Food Waste

Did you know that learning about food can help you eat healthier and save money, and also reduce waste? Feeding Florida's nine network food banks are making this possible through their SNAP-Education Program, the Florida Nutrition Education Program. Read on for some of the valuable food waste prevention methods our SNAP-Ed classes are teaching in communities across the state.

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ABC Action News- Duke Energy helping local food pantries provide fruit and vegetables

Feeding Tampa Bay was one of the five Feeding Florida food banks to collectively receive $100,000 in community capacity building grants from the Duke Energy Foundation. This news story by the Tampa ABC affiliate takes a look at the local level impact this support provides, highlighting St. Vincent de Paul which is now able to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need.

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Partners in Produce: Noble Citrus is Feeding Florida

Partners in Produce: Noble Citrus is Feeding Florida

Noble Citrus and Feeding Florida have worked together for years, providing excess tangerines, a vitamin-rich, nutritious fruit, to the food insecure families our food banks serve. Our partnership has grown into the ability to plan product loads, becoming part of the production that ensures this healthy food will reach the tables of those who need it most. We chatted with Adam about this long-standing relationship, asked him to help us explain the Famers Feeding Florida program from a grower’s perspective, and detailed why supplying product to the charitable network means so much to Noble Citrus and the Roe family. 

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Robin Safley: Understanding the impact of Feeding Florida Network

There are many things we can negotiate in life when we don’t have enough financial resources.  Food is not one of those things. Every person needs access to nutritious food, and they need it every day. This is true especially during vulnerable times.

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Florida Politics- 3 Questions with Adam Roe

Florida Politics recently spoke with Noble Citrus Director of Procurement Adam Roe about the company’s partnership with Feeding Florida, a statewide food bank network.

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Florida Nutrition Education Programs in the News

Florida Nutrition Education Programs in the News

Florida Nutrition Education, a program of Feeding Florida and in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, aims to provide SNAP Nutrition Education in every county in the state. As the food banks developed and launched their programs, they created innovative ways to reach families, used specialized curriculum to help teach about cooking and nutrition, and provided valuable information about cost saving, nutrition labels, and more. We’re proud of the hard work the nutrition education teams at each food bank have taken on this past year and share the following news clips as a sampling of their innovative and life-changing efforts. 

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Harvest Season and Dairy Production – Connecting Food Banks to Farmers Like Never Before

Harvest Season and Dairy Production – Connecting Food Banks to Farmers Like Never Before

Feeding Florida hosted its very first network-wide farm tour for food bank procurement staff to visit farmer partners in South Florida counties to learn all about winter harvest and dairy production first-hand. They discussed current and ongoing industry challenges farmers face, learned more about each commodity they produce, and collaborated with one another. 

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The Spirit of Giving: Food Bank Volunteer Spotlight

The Spirit of Giving: Food Bank Volunteer Spotlight

The Feeding Florida network of food banks includes more than staff, partners, and donors. The unsung heroes of our work are the selfless and dedicated volunteer force that make our food banks’ missions possible. We celebrate these incredible volunteers who have made a significant impact on the communities we serve. It is an inspiration to our entire team to witness individuals from various backgrounds and walks of life come together to contribute their time and energy toward fighting hunger.

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