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April 20, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - One of the greatest challenges in the fight against hunger in the United States today is a food system that supplies nutritious foods into our communities – but not equally into every neighborhood. Food deserts – or areas where grocery stores don’t exist or aren’t accessible to the residents who live there – are too common, even in Jacksonville, Fla. The problem affects thousands of households.

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April 09, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The 11th annual design/build event Canstruction® is relocating to the Jacksonville International Airport for three high-volume weeks, including The PLAYERS Championship. 

“We are excited about this new partnership with the Jacksonville International Airport and the way it will allow us to educate travelers about the growing issue of domestic hunger,” Nourishment Network Executive Director Bruce Ganger said.

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April 03, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Saturday, April 21, the Duval County Food Policy Council will host the inaugural Duval County Food Policy Summit at the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. The summit will bring key players within the food system together for a public conversation. The goal of the summit is to identify solutions that can improve the quality...

March 29, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Despite signs of economic recovery, record numbers of families in North Florida and across America are currently relying on food assistance.  In fact, one in eight Americans will receive help in 2012 from food banks.  And among the most needed items are sources of high quality protein.

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March 02, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Kangaroo Express customers struck a mighty blow in the ongoing fight against hunger during the final two months of 2011 – creating 371,637 meals for local families through an in-store promotion.

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February 15, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Local TD Bank volunteer employees and executives sorted food, stocked shelves and presented a surprise $25,000 donation from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, to Nourishment Network North Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The mission of Nourishment Network North Florida is to distribute food and grocery products to hungry people and to educate the public about the causes and possible solutions to problems of domestic hunger...

February 10, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q customers did their part to fight hunger in north Florida this past year – both for themselves at Bono’s restaurants and for others in the form of generous contributions to Nourishment Network North Florida.

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February 07, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Donating with The Blood Alliance (TBA) during the months of October, November and December 2011 meant that with one blood donation, donors would help raise money for local breast cancer research, feed local families in need, raise money for wounded warriors, and fund pediatric research for children with deadly myopathies.  The Blood Alliance, enriching lives since 1942, presented checks with its community partner Comcast Business Class, on Tuesday,...

February 03, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team will hold a free preseason benefit scrimmage for the second consecutive year in support of Nourishment Network North Florida. This year, the Sharks will take on the New Orleans VooDoo at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

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January 31, 2012

 

With the Republican Presidential race casting a national spotlight on the Sunshine State in recent weeks, the issue of hunger and government assistance programs was placed front and center for Florida voters.

Nourishment Network North Florida was featured in two national media opportunities as the result of the candidates’ travels through north Florida. The Huffington Post published a story on Saturday, Jan. 28, while CNN featured Nourishment Network during a live...

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