About Hunger Fight

Hunger Fight

Struck by the number of children in North Florida who live daily with hunger, Sherri Porter founded Hunger Fight in 2012. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, we are a 501(C)3 nonprofit agency that began producing and distributing shelf-stable meals that are flavorful, nutritious, and easy to prepare in boiling water to those at risk for hunger in our community. In the last few years, after discussions with teachers and administrators, our organization developed Food for Their Bellies; Books for Their Brains, a two-pronged programmatic approach to address issues impacting a child’s success in school; hunger and lack of reading skills. The Feed the Backpacks program provides weekend nutrition for elementary aged children on the Federal Free and Reduced Meal plan, who receive food at school, but may be at risk for hunger over the weekend. The Feed the Need to Read program focuses on emergent literacy skills in children ages birth to 5 and provides books each month to children at no cost to the families. 

In addition, Hunger Fight responds to the hunger needs of our community, seniors and in disasters. Our meals, which can be considered foundational meals and are delivered in a 4-serving package that offers serving suggestions in both English and Spanish, can be supplemented with meat, vegetables, chicken or fish to meet cultural and taste food preferences.

Hunger Fight’s success reflects the help we receive from the businesses, foundations, and community groups that host our packing events along with the thousands of volunteers who participate and pack meals. In 2019, over 6,775 volunteers joined us and packaged 1,615,916 meals. We are your community!

Our Mission
“To end hunger and illiteracy through the provision of nutritious meals and books to children, seniors and families in need by informing, engaging and mobilizing communities and partners.”

Our Vision
“All children and families will have access to food, book programs and the tools necessary to achieve success in future endeavors.”


Hunger Fight 

Hunger Fight, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity.

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Hunger Fight
2935 Dawn Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Home Office: (904) 374-5623
Daytona/Lake City: (386) 315-1992
Savannah/Brunswick: (912) 342-9701
Gainesville/Ocala: (352) 745-5027
Tallahassee: (850) 960-0470

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