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Longtime partner Winn-Dixie answers call, donates 50-foot trailer and 13,000 pounds of food to Nourishment Network

News Date: 
September 05, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nourishment Network North Florida has a new tool in the battle against hunger, thanks to a generous donation by Winn-Dixie Stores. The Jacksonville-based grocer donated a 50-foot refrigerated semi-trailer on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The trailer was loaded with approximately 13,000 pounds of food to help restock the food bank’s warehouse, which is experiencing a depleted inventory as the summer months wane.


Dixie Eggs Company sends 300,000 eggs to Nourishment Network to help with critical food shortage, spiking demand

News Date: 
August 16, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The inventory of shelf-stable and perishable food in the Nourishment Network North Florida warehouse is at its lowest level in more than two years as a result of spiking demand by families struggling to make ends meet. To help, Dixie Egg Company responded with a generous donation of more than 300,000 Grade A brown eggs to provide an important boost of protein-rich food.

31st Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Prime Osborn Convention Center (Downtown Jacksonville)
Ticket Information: 
Online ticket sales available soon! Individual tickets: $30 - Nonprofit tables: $300 - Corporate tables: $600 (See below for other sponsorship opportunities). For more information, contact Jennifer Tamol at 904.730.8239 or e-mail

Tickets available soon!


♦ Handcrafted bowls

♦ Silent auction

♦ Celebrity autographed bowls

♦ Live pottery demonstrations

♦ Entertainment by area musicians and school groups

♦ A simple meal served by local celebrities

*Please arrive early in order to choose your perfect bowl. Doors open at 11 a.m.


Bowls, Bread and Soup
The Empty Bowls Luncheon demonstrates community support for those who are coping with hunger in North Florida. Local celebrities (including media personalities) act as servers for the event. In addition to helping fight hunger, the luncheon presents a diverse program for all. Area students and senior citizen groups have created original, handcrafted ceramic bowls for every guest. Luncheon attendees are able to select just the right bowl to take home.

Jacksonville Jaguars Taste of the NFL

ImageThank you for your interest in attending The Eighth Jacksonville Jaguars Taste of the NFL, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 18 in the Upper West Touchdown Club at EverBank Field. Your information has been recorded in our database and you will receive a formal invitation to the event in early September.

To confirm your reservation today

Call 904.730.8239 


20th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive brings in nearly 258,000 pounds of nonperishable food items

News Date: 
May 17, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville community rose to the occasion during the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on Saturday, May 12 – donating nearly 258,000 pounds of much-needed nonperishable food resources for people in need on the First Coast.

Jacksonville FOODFIGHT packs a wallop in the fight against hunger, raises $92,000

News Date: 
June 12, 2012

The 22nd Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT once again made its mark on the fight against hunger – raising more than $92,000, or the equivalent of 644,000 meals for people in need, when it was held on June 7 at the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

More than 1,200 attendees enjoyed samplings from 65 of the First Coast’s finest restaurants, caterers and beverage wholesalers at the Touchdown Club East, spending three hours at Jacksonville’s biggest party of the year. A silent auction, live entertainment and exciting motorcycle raffle rounded out the evening.

11th Annual Canstruction® enjoys successful debut at Jacksonville International Airport, creates 3,233 meals for First Coast neighbors in need

News Date: 
May 20, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The 11th annual design/build event Canstruction® enjoyed one of its most successful years to date in its first appearance at the Jacksonville International Airport. The design competition featured five structures on display for three high-volume weeks, including The PLAYERS Championship. 

First Coast’s finest foods and spirits to headline party at 22nd Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT on June 7

News Date: 
May 10, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ready. Set. FOODFIGHT! Fine food and spirits will abound – along with a festive battle for best culinary presentation – on Thursday, June 7, when the 22nd Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT™ takes place at EverBank Field’s Touchdown Club East. This year's event will bring together more than 60 of the First Coast's finest restaurants, caterers and beverage wholesalers for a friendly competition where partygoers prove to be the biggest winners.

RESPONSE: Nourishment Network North Florida strongly opposes House cuts to SNAP program

News Date: 
May 10, 2012

In Washington, the House of Representatives voted today 218 to 199 to approve a deficit reduction measure that includes a drastic $36 billion cut to SNAP. This is the same cut that was approved by the House Budget Committee on Monday, May 7, and by the House Agriculture Committee on April 18. The complete deficit reduction package would generate savings largely from deep cuts to programs that assist low-income families.

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