Hunger Fight Blog

Navy Federal designated 4,000 meals from our Thanksgiving event to help with their backpack program. Needless to say they were extremely appreciative and Hunger Fight was honored to be able to help.

WOW! To have the privilege of delivering a surprise of much needed meals was simply AMAZING. Timing is everything and Hunger Fight was so blessed to be able to fulfill a need right before the Christmas break.

North Jax brought several groups of youth students to Hunger Fight's warehouse this summer for a local mission trip.  During their visit they learned of food insecurity and hunger in our communities and like many of us, they were shocked at the percentage of children and families that go hungry everyday.  In an effort to make a impact they packaged 9,240 meals for children and families deemed food insecure in the First Coast.

Throughout the year I want a BUZZ will choose a local non-profit to showcase on their BLOG page. Just recently Hunger Fight was chosen and below is the interview. Hope you like it.

Today over 15 organizations participated with Hunger Fight in Alachua Counties 1st Annual Community Outreach Event in which they packaged over 61,000 meals for children and families deemed food insecure and hungry. These meals will be distributed throughout the county to organizations like the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank and other area food pantries and backpack programs.  As Bryan Nazworth, Quality Plumbing states, "We are so glad to participate in this..."

 

Over 500 runner and walkers left the River City Brewing Company parking lot to cross the Main Street Bridge as the first leg of this 2nd Annual Color Me Fed "Race Against Hunger" 5k Run/Walk.  Runners continued along the North-bank of the River walk past the Yates YMCA and then back through the booming Brooklyn area then finished by running across the Acosta Bridge and back to River City Brewing Company parking lot for the after party.  We raised over $20,000 while educating the public about food insecurity and hunger in our local communities.

Citi hosted it's Annual Leadership Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in which 1,000 Citi Volunteers took 2 hours to package over 200,000 meals for Miami area food banks and backpack programs. Laurie Allen states, "We are so excited to be doing it...we are so excited to help."  It's organizations like Citi that make it possible for Hunger Fight to continue our mission of providing nutritious meals to children and families deemed food insecure and hungry in our local communities.

Avoya Travel hosted it's Annual Leaders Conference at Club Med in Port St. Lucie, FL with a goal of making a difference in the local community before they disperse back home all across the country. Avoya's Corporate office decided to partner with Hunger Fight with the local community in mind. They decided to host a 75,000 meal packing event and distribute these meals to over 20 area food panties and food banks. With over 450 volunteers participating it made for an amazing day. Heather Hoffman states, "This was a tremendous event, we had so many positive feedback about this event. It was great partnership, we had an amazing time working with Hunger Fight."

Christ United Methodist Church hosted is 3rd Annual packing event to provide meals for Blessing in a Backpack to service area schools in the Atlantic/Neptune Beach area.

Episcopal School of Jacksonville hosts it's 2nd Annual packing event during their "Celebrating Service Day"

Today over 275 middle school students participated in Episcopals 2nd Annual packing event during their "Celebrating Service Day." As Rev. Teresa Seagal stated, "They are just trying to serve others. We think by giving the kids an opportunity to serve others in different ways then they will just have a heart for it and continue on with a life long experience." Their hope is to change the lives of our future leaders so they to continue to give as they move on in life.  

This year the school raised their goal from 10,000 meals last year to 30,000 meals this year.

St. Vincent's HealthCare is helping to end the fight against hunger, by providing meals for families throughout the community. On Wednesday, March 30th the hospital prepared 40,000 meals for families in need. St. Vincent's said it's part of the health system's continuing Mission of serving the poor and vulnerable. The meals were prepared at all three medical centers in the city in collaboration with Hunger Fight, which is a local charity dedicated to reducing the number of hungry local children and families.

The meals will be given to local charities throughout Jacksonville that will distribute them to the families.

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