JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Publix, PepsiCo and Feeding Northeast Florida partnered to provide food for 1,000 families, seniors and veterans in time for the holiday season.
Jacksonville, FL – In the spirit of the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Publix, PepsiCo and Feeding Northeast Florida partnered to provide food for 1,000 families, seniors and veterans in time for the holiday season.
United Way of Palm Beach County is pleased to share that its Hunger Relief Plan, launched and approved by the Board of County Commissioners a little over a year ago, has helped to improve the lives of 767 food insecure children. The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded funding for a Weekend Feeding Program that will provide nutritious meals for kids on Saturday and Sunday, so they can return to school Monday morning ready to learn. The gift of $556,690 is a three-year commitment that will ensure a long-term, positive impact. These elementary school students in Belle Glade and Wellington are enrolled in the school district’s free or reduced-fee lunch program during the week, but until now, had no guarantee of a full meal on the weekend.
KitchenShare @ Heritage Hub has been awarded $500,000 from the USDA Local Food Promotion Program and $48,000 from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida. The public and private awards will support the development of a commercial kitchen rental facility and food business incubator program to be housed at Frenchtown Heritage Hub.
A brand new mobile grocery store rolled into the New Life Village in Tampa today. "My Mobile Market" is essentially a grocery store on wheels.
The non-profit program is the first of its kind in Florida and is made possible due to a partnership between Feeding Tampa Bay and Goodwill-Suncoast as well as a grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
In Plant City, one corporate company is making a big impact in a small town.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Publix Super Markets Charities presented the United Food Bank of Plant City with a $20,000 check. The donation is part of a $5 million donation to the Feeding America network that the Lakeland-based company announced at the end of August.
ScottsMiracle-Gro’s commitment to improve communities with gardens has reached Northwest Florida. In partnership with the Central Florida Foundation, the company will provide funding for three garden projects through its Florida Grassroots Grants.
The program helps to strengthen communities by creating or renovating existing gardens. The grants will also support a range of projects including education programs and edible gardens.
Patricia Robbins, Farm Share Inc. CEO, received the 2016 Quality Senior Living Award (QSLA) on Aug. 9 at the Florida Conference on Aging in Orlando. QSLA is an annual Florida Power and Light (FPL)–sponsored awards program designed to recognize professionals and volunteers who significantly impact the lives of Florida seniors.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received a $100,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities, to support summer mobile pantries and to buy a refrigerated van for food drives and other programs.
The Mosaic Company Foundation announced a $50,000 contribution to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and $25,000 to Capital Area United Way to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of the recent, historic flooding in southern Louisiana that claimed lives and caused significant damage to several communities.