April 11, 2022 – Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, celebrated its network members at the organization’s annual conference last week. Feeding Florida was honored for their outstanding work during the conference’s “Network Celebrations”.
Feeding Florida, the state’s network of food banks, was recognized for its remarkable work in overseeing 12 network member food banks across the state. Feeding Florida created an advocacy committee, communications group, grants opportunity group, and a statewide food drive group. These groups actively meet, allowing the State Association to work directly with food bank staff on projects like state-wide policy initiatives, share best practices, and increase the network’s speed of response and action.
“Our Feeding Florida network operates as a unified team, and the best way to ensure that is by having a strong foundation in communication,” says Robin Safley, CEO of Feeding Florida. “By hosting weekly network calls and engaging our advocacy and communications groups, we are able to stay connected as a state-wide network and quickly respond to action in times of great need.”
“Feeding Florida has made a tremendous impact for people facing hunger in their community,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “This honor goes to every person connected to the food banks – from the employees, volunteers, donors and partners. From their focus on engaging with new partners to supporting member food banks across the network in times of disaster or emergency, these network members demonstrate the impact we can have when we come together.”
With a mission to advance change in America by ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all, Feeding America is a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs that provide food assistance to tens of millions of people each year. Collectively, since the start of the pandemic, the Feeding America network has provided more than 10.8 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need.
About Feeding Florida
Feeding Florida is the state's leading organization in the fight to end hunger. The statewide network unites 12-member Feeding America food banks to provide a healthy, adequate, and consistent food supply to every community every day. Feeding Florida member food banks support the state's 67 counties with more than 2,400 local charitable agencies. Feeding Florida’s member food banks include: All Faiths Food Bank, Bread of the Mighty, Feeding Northeast Florida, Feeding South Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay, Feeding the Gulf Coast, First Step Food Bank, Florida Gateway Food Bank, Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and Treasure Coast Food Bank. Visit https://www.feedingflorida.org to learn more.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, we helped provide 6.6 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; brings attention to the social and systemic barriers that contribute to food insecurity in our nation; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or