hunger

File photo of a food distribution event.
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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.

Feeding Northeast Florida file photo

Publix and Feeding Northeast Florida are rolling out a six-week program to help keep people fed going into the new year.

John Lennon at a press conference in 1971.
Associated Press

October 9, 2020, would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, and to honor his life, Feeding Florida is giving residents the opportunity to help fight hunger in the state by buying a special "Imagine" license plate tag.

FEEDING NORTHEAST FLORIDA

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state, tens of thousands of Florida residents face the end of temporary unemployment benefits they had been receiving from the federal government.

Faith Matters 1/14/19: Faith And Food

Jan 14, 2019
Produce at farmers market
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Food has always been a necessity for life, and most faith traditions consider food a gift from God.

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

More hungry families in Jacksonville will get the food they need thanks to Feeding Northeast Florida and a $30,000 grant from United Healthcare.

The movie “Sully” hit theaters last week. It’s the story of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and its pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, also known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” A passenger on the flight, Donald C. Jones, joined host Melissa Ross on Wednesday to talk about his experience and his thoughts about the film. We also heard from Cuban-American immigrant and author Marisella Veiga, and Feeding Northeast Florida food bank CEO Luke Laylow told us about Hunger Action Month and the services they provide.  

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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.

Feeding Northeast Florida

A new hunger-fighting initiative is about to take off.  Food distribution nonprofit Feeding Northeast Florida will kick off its first annual 500-thousand can challenge.

The group is asking members of the community to set up collection boxes at their homes and places of business between November 17 and December 17. Prizes will be awarded to the top-five businesses and individuals who gather the most canned foods.

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.

Feeding America

There will soon be an important shift in the way emergency food is distributed to the First Coast's hungry and food insecure.

Feeding America, the national network of food banks, will take over a warehouse on the city’s Westside to meet increased food demand in our 17 county area.

In January the national food distribution network ended its contract with Lutheran Social Services, which ran the city’s Second Harvest Food Bank, and is now engaged in putting together a brand new system for getting food out to the hungry and food insecure on the First Coast. 

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The line began Thursday, and remained into Friday afternoon as thousands of Jacksonville residents came to a parking lot across from Everbank Field to collect free food for Thanksgiving dinner.

Amy Christus / City Rescue Mission

Jacksonville's City Rescue Mission has seen an increase in families seeking food, shelter and clothing, following the recent decrease in the SNAP benefits program.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

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

Michael Nye

Second Harvest of North Florida is turning to the arts to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity on the First Coast.

The organization is sponsoring a free exhibit on display beginning today in downtown Jacksonville, combining photography and audio to explore the struggles of 50 hungry Americans as they battle food insecurity every day.

It’s called, “About Hunger.. and Resilience.”

The images are the work of internationally renowned photographer Michael Nye.