Nonprofit Launches Campaign To End Hunger In Northeast Florida

Jan 26, 2016

Credit Beatrice Sanchez / WJCT News

A regional nonprofit is hoping to raise $1 million to end hunger in Northeast Florida.

Feeding Northeast Florida has a distribution center that helps feed people in 17 counties.

CEO Luke Layow says his organization could feed even more.

“The message that we want to get across is that the food is there. We don’t lack food to distribute. We distributed more than 21 million pounds of food last year; we can distribute 40 million pounds of food. It’s there. We just need the resources to get that done,” he says.

Layow says Feeding Northeast Florida can also use many more volunteers to help at its distribution center on Jacksonville’s Westside.

The group is accepting donations through its website