HUNGER FIGHT BLOG

Over 100 student volunteers volunteered their Saturday morning in the Knight's Give Back Day to package and distribute over 20,000 meals for Orlando's Blessings in a Backpack program for area children in need.

The entire congregation packaged over 12,000 meals for Our Lady of Good Counsel's food pantry helping those deemed food insecure and hungry in North St. Johns County.

Hunger Fight delivers 6,000 meals to UCOM's food pantry located in the San Marco area.

105 local businesses and organizations and over 1,200 volunteers converge on the Prime Osborn Convention Center to package over 500,000 meals for backpack programs, food pantries and mission homes throughout the First Coast.

14 community businesses and organizations partner with Hunger Fight to package and distribute over 35,000 meals for area food pantries and backpack programs. These meals will be dispersed to children and families deemed food insecure and hungry throughout Columbia County.

17 area businesses and organizations along with 180+ volunteers partnered with Hunger Fight to package and distribute over 52,000 meals for area food pantries in Clay County. This event grew from 4 organizations and 17,000 meals in 2015 to over 52,000 meals in 2016. Our goal for 2017 is to package and distribute over 100,000 meals, so come join in and help us reach and surpass our goal.

The employees of Republic National Distributing Company hosted their 2nd Annual packing event on Giving Tuesday. They continue to make a difference in their local community by packing and distributing over 10,000 meals each year.

Wilson Blvd's Walmart Neighborhood Market packs over 8,000 meals while customers shop for groceries. Employees, area vendors and teachers from 3 area schools joined Hunger Fight to package meals for children in need in the immediate area.

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.

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