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Funded by business leaders and their other partners, the Super Service Challenge has donated to Hunger Fight annually based on your votes for the videos we have posted to their website. For 2018, Hunger Fight has submitted videos of our recent meal packing events hosted by ElderSource Institute, the Reinhold Foundation, the Florida Engineering Society, the Volusia Young Professionals Group, Ascension Health, and Jacksonville University’s football team & Nursing program! Whether you vote, donate, or do both, the HUNGER FIGHT team thanks you for supporting community efforts that volunteers like you have participated in to provide more than 5.4 million meals to feed Title 1 students, children, families and seniors in northeast Florida!

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With just over 1611 students in grades K-12 in Hamilton County, 1604 depend on the free or reduced breakfasts and lunches they get at school to keep them healthy, alert and ready for school. The team was happy to arrange a delivery of over 5 pallets containing meal boxes and our own nutritious Hunger Fight family meal packages today as part of our FEED THE BACKPACKS program, that will send nutritious weekend meals home with Title 1 students.

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Hunger Fight is all about feeding hungry children; but, did you know that we want to help feed hungry minds as well? Working with KPMG’s Family for Literacy program, 5,000 children’s books were brought into our Dawn Road headquarters, where over 50 KPMG volunteers set up the warehouse to welcome Duval County teachers. Each educator was allowed their choice of 50 books, and received a goodie bag of school supplies for their classrooms that included crayons, pencils, rulers, markers, highlighters and more. Many thanks to the KPMG team for choosing Hunger Fight to host this event, and look for more Hunger Fight support of children’s literacy in the months ahead!

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With a full schedule of meal packing events coming up, we knew that we were going to need more sachets of our nutritious and vitamin-enriched cheese blend prepared! Team AETNA delivered, with 17 local employees who spent an afternoon with us! They scooped, measured and packed over 11,000 sachets that will be used by volunteers in preparing and packaging Cheezy Mac meals at 3 upcoming events. Thank you, AETNA, for having employees wanting to serve the community! You’re all helping Hunger Fight provide even more healthy meals to First Coast children and families in need!

Walmart2The team at Walmart Neighborhood Market’s San Pablo store joined us in February to pack thousands of meals for Title 1 children attending Alimacani and Neptune Beach Elementary Schools.

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Our partnership with Walmart through its local Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club stores continues to benefit Title 1 Pre-K to 5th grade students throughout the First Coast. With Hunger Fight meal packing events taking place right in the front of their stores, they are feeding the backpacks to send tens of thousands of nourishing weekend breakfast and dinner meals home with food insecure boys and girls attending elementary schools including Beauclerc, Hyde Grove, Hyde Park, Gregory Drive, Sadie Tillis, Jacksonville Heights, Lake Lucina, Merrill Road, Alimicani, and Neptune Beach, to name a few. Staff members from the schools have been turning out to join them, packing meals alongside store representatives for the children who live in the store’s surrounding neighborhood service areas.

North Jax Youth package over 28,000 meals for children in need in the north Jacksonville area.

Christ UMC and St. Johns Catholic church pack 10,000 meals for children in the beaches area.

Top Golf hosts Hunger Fight's 2nd Annual 'Chip Away Hunger' Golf Tournament.

30+ commercial property managers across Jacksonville come together to pack 10,000 meals.

Hunger Fight TEAMS up with Feed the Need to package 100,000 meals for HS students in Marion County.

NEFAR has 140+ volunteers come together to package over 50,000 meals for children and families along the First Coast.

Memorial Presbyterian packs meals for St. Augustine food pantries and students at Southward Elementary.

Optum employee volunteers package over 10,000 meals for children and families in the area.

Episcopal School package 30,000 meals for children and families in need throughout Duval County.

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