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In Northeast Florida the non-profit Farm Share has set up distribution events for food-insecure residents to receive fresh produce and non-perishable canned goods.

Vice President Harris visited Feeding Northeast Florida
Sydney Boles / WJCT News

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Jacksonville Monday as part of a national tour touting the achievements of the recently passed American Rescue Plan.  

File photo of a food distribution event.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Between March and November of 2020, the nonprofit food distribution organization Farm Share handed out more than a hundred-million pounds of food across the Sunshine State.

File photo of a food distribution event.
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Multiple food nonprofits are distributing free produce and non-perishables in the Jacksonville area this week for people experiencing food insecurity.

2 More Duval Schools Get Food Pantries

Aug 6, 2018
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Feeding Northeast Florida will open new food pantries at two Duval County schools to help feed children who would otherwise go without.

Feeding Northeast Florida

A brand new food bank is open in Jacksonville. Feeding Northeast Florida will deliver millions of pounds of food to hundreds of thousands of hungry and food insecure people across North Florida.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

After three-and a half months without a centralized food distribution center, Feeding Northeast Florida began loading up trucks and sending them out from its new 21,000-square-foot warehouse on Edgewood Avenue on Monday.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Recent cuts in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is likely to create shortages at local food banks.

More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires.

The Department of Agriculture, which runs the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, as the food stamp program is formally known, says a family of four receiving $668 per month in benefits will see that amount cut by $36. One in 7 Americans receives food stamps.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

2500 struggling families will have enough food to eat tonight and for many days to come thanks to Second Harvest.

Every year at Thanksgiving, Second Harvest gives away thousands of turkey dinners to hungry Jacksonville families, but this is the first time the organization is distributing groceries in the middle of summer.

Executive Director Bruce Ganger says there seems to be more people than ever who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.