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Where do we go from here? Identifying the leading causes of food insecurity and helping where we can.

Where do we go from here? Identifying the leading causes of food insecurity and helping where we can.

Take a moment to stop and think of all the reasons a family might not have consistent access to food. It’s a wide range of factors, such as insufficient household income, needing to spend money of bills, healthcare expenses, an unstable economy, urban versus rural communities, and lack of transportation.

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22 Ways We Feed Florida

22 Ways We Feed Florida

As we kick off 2022, we want to highlight 22 different ways we help to feed Florida- shortening the line and alleviating hunger throughout Florida.

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Press Release: Simply Healthcare Plans and Feeding South Florida Bring Healthy Foods to Food Insecure Communities with Volunteer Support from Senator Ileana Garcia

Press Release: Simply Healthcare Plans and Feeding South Florida Bring Healthy Foods to Food Insecure Communities with Volunteer Support from Senator Ileana Garcia

Simply Health Plans and Feeding South Florida hosted an event with volunteer support from Florida Senator Ileana Garcia, where local families shopped at Feeding South Florida’s Mobile Farmacy for convenient and healthy foods to feed their families. The event was made possible by a partnership between Simply and Feeding Florida to improve health outcomes for at-risk populations in vulnerable areas of Florida that are underserved and food insecure. Feeding South Florida is one of three Feeding Florida food banks partnering with Simply for this effort.

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Food Price Increases: Impacting Families and Food Banks

Food Price Increases: Impacting Families and Food Banks

Whether you’re strolling down the aisles in the grocery store or enjoying a meal at a restaurant, you may notice the price of your favorite food has increased. There are many factors contributing to this food price inflation, like labor shortages, supply chain distributions, and even food hoarding as a result of the pandemic. Labor shortages are possibly the number one cause of the inflation, because food manufactures don’t have enough employees to keep up with the growing demand, from floor workers to truck drivers.

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Press Release: Feeding Florida and Simply Healthcare Plans Partner to Increase Food Access in Florida

Simply Healthcare Plans and Feeding Florida announced the launch of a partnership to increase food access across high-risk Florida communities by leveraging extensive research to target areas of greatest need. Simply donated $100,000 to Feeding Florida, the only statewide food bank network, serving all 67 counties every day of the year. The funds are allocated to three of the network’s food bank-led “Food is Medicine” programs, with a focus on several of Florida’s Medicaid regions, including Bay County, Polk County and Miami-Dade County. Simply will work closely with three of Feeding Florida’s food banks – Feeding South Florida, Feeding Tampa Bay and Feeding the Gulf Coast. 

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A Season of Thankfulness

A Season of Thankfulness

The winter holidays bring about a season of gratefulness and we at Feeding Florida appreciate every individual who helps us put food on the tables of Floridians year-round. From fundraising and communications to warehouse operations and trucking, every department of the food bank makes a big difference. Meet some of our hunger heroes and learn about how their position helps their food bank and the whole network fight hunger. 

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Holiday Hunger : How You Can Help

Holiday Hunger : How You Can Help

This holiday season, Feeding Florida and it’s 12 food banks are working to ensure families get the chance to have their special holiday meals. This season, you can help too. Currently, there are 3.1 million Floridians facing hunger and over 900,000 children in Florida don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food.

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Meet Feeding Florida's 12 Food Bank CEOs

Meet Feeding Florida's 12 Food Bank CEOs

Each of our 12 network member food banks and the individuals that help run them are as one of a kind as the populations they serve. Feeding Florida’s food banks provide food and resources to all 67 Florida counties, making the tasks of running each food bank that much more crucial. That is why during this season of thankfulness, we want to shine a spotlight on our 12-food bank CEOs and thank them for the life-changing work they are doing every day. 

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Highlighting Military Hunger this Veterans Day

Highlighting Military Hunger this Veterans Day

We cannot allow this Veterans Day to pass, however, without recognizing the food insecurity that many veterans and active military are facing in our country today. Of the 40 million people the Feeding America network serves, 20% of those households include veterans or active military personnel. This is unacceptable under any circumstance but even more tragic when you consider the sacrifices these veterans and active-duty military have made on our behalf. 

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Guest Opinion: We cannot afford the cost of hunger

Florida’s governor just signed a proclamation highlighting the importance of farmers, food assistance organizations, and families working together to fight hunger across the state, in honor of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month. We thank the governor for recognizing this critically important cause. Because Florida cannot afford the cost of hunger. It includes financial loss, economic stress and drain on our healthcare system. Especially challenging, however, is the human toll it takes. Hunger makes the things we take for granted impossible. Focusing in school. Holding down a job. Pursuing higher education. Being active. Staying healthy.

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