This month, Second Harvest North Florida received a $10,000 grant from the National Dairy Council to support the Health Begins Before Birth program. This generous gift will allow the program to serve 50 additional pregnant women this year. The grant could not have come at a more appropriate time, since June is National Dairy Month.
The Community Safety Net Fund has pledged to support Second Harvest North Florida with a $111,600 grant to acquire scanning technology and add a larger truck for more efficient distribution. Also, the grant will fund renovation of a St. Augustine warehouse to alleviate pressure on the Duval County warehouse and more effectively distribute fresh food in Jacksonville.
The Community Safety Net Fund has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to 13 area nonprofits that provide food, shelter and emergency assistance to those in need.
Gleaning refers to the gathering of crops left behind after farmers are done harvesting. Crops may get left behind for several reasons. Sometimes food is left behind from a field that was mechanically harvested, or the food may not be worth the cost to the farmer due to labor cost or expected low profits from the market. However, the food that remains behind is still healthy and nutritious food that can be used. Gleaning is one of many things that Second Harvest North Florida does to help rescue food that can be used to feed those in need.
With any food donation at the Second Harvest booth outside the stadium ... half-price tickets on Wednesday, $1 off admission on Thursday, souvenir program on Friday and Saturday, and an Ice Cream Treat on Sunday!
The Jacksonville Suns are teaming with Winn-Dixie and Second Harvest North Florida for the Winn-Dixie Food Drive from July 20-24 at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. During the homestand between the Suns and Mississippi Braves, fans can bring canned goods and nonperishable food items to the Second Harvest North Florida table, which will be set up in front of the HomePlate Gate for special prizes -- including half-price tickets on Wednesday, $1 off admission on Thursday, souvenir programs on Friday and Saturday and an ice cream treat on Sunday.
Patrons attending Winter Wonderland at the St. Augustine Amphitheater this year can add to their fun by donating canned food items in exchange for a $2 discount at the ticket window.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For the third consecutive year, the Jacksonville community has set a new standard for generosity in the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. This year’s event produced more than 351,000 pounds of much-needed nonperishable food resources for people in need on the First Coast.