Thanks to the generous support of our many donors, we were able to feed almost twice as many hungry families and children as we did in 2009. That’s right – more than 19 million pounds of food distributed to individuals and families, which represents an astounding 85 percent increase in just 12 months. Literally translated, that is enough food to create 14.6 million meals.
Are you struggling to provide for your family? SNAP can help! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps put food on the table for some 31 million people per month. It provides low-income households with monthly electronic benefits they can use like cash at most grocery stores. This is the same program formerly known as food stamps.
Second Harvest North Florida is committed to helping solve the issue of hunger in the communities we serve throughout north Florida. Part of that commitment is helping individuals and families find the food resources they need, both short- and long-term. If you are in need of food assistance, please click the buttons below for information about help that is available to you:
Each year volunteers representing the local restaurant community host an event called The Jacksonville FOODFIGHT that features 50 or more of Jacksonville’s finest restaurants and beverage wholesalers/distributors who come together in friendly competition to “take a bite out of hunger” by raising funds and awareness for the Second Harvest North Florida.
The 21st Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT will be held at the EverBank Field Touchdown Club on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The event will feature 50 local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers engaging in a friendly competition showcasing their signature dishes. In addition to the fabulous food and spirits, there will be live entertainment and a silent auction and raffle - both featuring an array of exciting items.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Saturday, Nov. 6, Second Harvest North Florida will participate in the Arlington Community Celebration to showcase programs and services that can help the residents, schools, organizations, businesses, community leaders in meaningful ways such as education and lifelong learning, arts and culture, financial recovery and job placement, crisis prevention and intervention, fitness and health, environmental responsibility, social connectivity, family support and spiritual healing and fulfillment.
Check back soon for new community partners!
Share the true spirit of Christmas by helping struggling families - Make a gift to Second Harvest North Florida in honor of friends, family and business clients
In his timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens reminds us that the true spirit of Christmas is found in sharing our blessings with family, friends and others less fortunate.
We have the Turkeys, but we need the fixin’s! Help provide 1,000 Thanksgiving dinners for struggling families on the First Coast. Food Lion and Black Diamond Performance Reporting have teamed with Second Harvest to make this program possible.