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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...

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. 

“The new partnership with the Jacksonville International Airport was outstanding and provided incredible exposure both for this event and the issue of...

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.

Residents were asked to leave donations beside their mailboxes, and postal carriers collected them as part of their normal routes. The majority of the donations were delivered to...

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.

Nourishment Network North Florida is already experiencing affects...

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.

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April 25, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday, April 25, nearly 300 CSX employees gathered at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena to participate in the first Nourishment Network volunteer experience “On The Go.” The result was a high-intensity three-workout that produced enough ready-to-deliver food items for more than 86,000 meals.

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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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