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What is the Farm Bill?

What is the Farm Bill?

The Farm Bill is the largest piece of legislation in our country that funds food and agricultural systems. Developed by the United States Senate and House of Agriculture Committees, this bill affects the entire food system, including local Florida farmers, our Fresh Access Bucks program, and our food banks. Before both chambers of Congress vote on the 2023 Farm Bill, let’s take a closer look at what it includes and how that impacts the Feeding Florida network.

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Press Release: Feeding Florida Network Prepares Hunger Relief Efforts as Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall

Press Release: Feeding Florida Network Prepares Hunger Relief Efforts as Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall

Feeding Florida's food banks are poised and ready to provide statewide relief to Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian- planning emergency relief, staging MREs and water in partnership with the State of Florida, and preparing to mobilize to affected communities.

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Press Release: Feeding Florida to Increase Food Access in Underserved and Vulnerable Communities Across the Sunshine State with Simply Healthcare Plans $300,000 Investment

Press Release: Feeding Florida to Increase Food Access in Underserved and Vulnerable Communities Across the Sunshine State with Simply Healthcare Plans $300,000 Investment

Feeding the Gulf Coast, a member of the Feeding Florida network, in partnership with Simply Healthcare Plans (Simply), hosted a mobile food distribution to provide nutritious and shelf-stable food items for 200 Pensacola families living in high-poverty zip codes. This is one in a series of events across the state to combat hunger relief leveraging Simply’s $300,000 investment over two years.

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How to Take Action Against Hunger

How to Take Action Against Hunger

This Hunger Action Month we want to encourage you to get proactive in the fight against hunger in Florida. With 2.2 million individuals experiencing hunger across the state, there is no shortage of need for support and hunger relief. The Feeding Florida network of food banks offers you plenty of opportunities to help in your local community. With support from volunteers and generous donors, our network is able to further our reach into Florida’s 67 counties and provide relief to those who need us the most.

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Why Is Feeding Florida Different?

Why Is Feeding Florida Different?

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.

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Rural Hunger – Meeting People Where They Are

Rural Hunger – Meeting People Where They Are

Rural communities make up 63% of all communities in the U.S., which is why the Feeding Florida network is dedicated to reaching all communities throughout Florida’s 67 counties, not just the more suburban areas.

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How Feeding Florida Prepares for Disaster Relief

How Feeding Florida Prepares for Disaster Relief

This hurricane season, we’re taking a closer look at our partnerships with disaster relief organizations and showing you how we deploy emergency relief supplies across the state at a moment’s notice

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June’s here — the time is now to ‘get a plan’ for hurricane season

June’s here — the time is now to ‘get a plan’ for hurricane season

June is here, and the season of hurricane preparation is once again upon us. Until this year’s hurricane season ends on Nov. 30, Floridians should be taking a note from past experiences and preparing early.

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Summer Isn’t Fun For All: Childhood Hunger When School is Out

Summer Isn’t Fun For All: Childhood Hunger When School is Out

For kids who count on school meal programs to stay healthy, summer vacation could mean three months of worry and hunger. One in five children in Florida may be experiencing hunger, a problem that is only intensified when school is out.

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Fighting Summer Hunger through Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Fighting Summer Hunger through Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Our Feeding Florida Network supports strengthening summer feeding programs through Child Nutrition Reauthorization, because the only meal these kids might receive is during school, thanks to numerous school feeding programs. 

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