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December 19, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - This week, the Community Safety Net Fund at The Community Foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants to 13 area organizations that provide basic services to people in need.

Included in the groups receiving funds was Nourishment Network North Florida, which benefited from $110,400 to increase food distribution by purchasing a new refrigerated box truck.

This marks the third year that the community's leading philanthropic organizations...

December 03, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The final numbers have been recorded from the First Coast News 2011 Hero Central Food Drive, presented by Publix, and the generosity of individuals throughout north Florida once again will help to feed thousands of families in need on the First Coast during the holidays.

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More than 21,000...

November 18, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, Nourishment Network North Florida will teamed up with Black Diamond Performance Reporting and other local volunteer groups to distribute 2,500 ready-to-prepare Thanksgiving dinners to low-income families in Jacksonville.

ImageThe three-hour distribution took place at EverBank Field in Parking Lot E, beginning at 9 a.m. and...

November 16, 2011

JACKSONVILLE – Lift Up America and the Jacksonville Jaguars are teamed up with Tyson Foods, Inc. to tackle one of Jacksonville’s most pressing issues -- hunger. Jacksonville Jaguars players were on hand Wednesday to help unload and distribute the 30,000 pounds of protein donated by Tyson. Nourishment Network will distribute the food to more than 30 agencies throughout the Jacksonville area.

The donation event was held at EverBank Field at 4 p.m., followed by a news...

October 20, 2011

More than 2,000 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls have been created around the First Coast in preparation for the 27th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon benefiting Nourishment Network North Florida. The luncheon is set for Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, and the ‘firing’ of the bowls is just one of many preparations already underway.

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October 07, 2011

Theatre Jacksonville will present “Welfarewell,” a play about a fading actress who gets herself arrested in order to receive three meals per day in jail, beginning Oct. 14. The powerful drama will place a spotlight on the issue of poverty and hunger in our world. The production is sponsored by Acosta Sales & Marketing, a longtime supporter of Nourishment Network North Florida.

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October 04, 2011

NEW YORK - Growing Hope Against Hunger, a one hour primetime television special, produced by Sesame Workshop with documentary films by Academy Award winning director and filmmaker Cynthia Wade, will premiere on PBS starring Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley and the Sesame Street Muppets airing nationwide on October 9th at 7:00 PM ET/ PT (check local listings).  The special, made possible by the  generous support of Walmart, presents families’ personal stories...

September 30, 2011

This September, the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (HJCPOC) launched its newest initiative in the fight against childhood obesity in front of nearly 80 community members. The Food Policy Subcommittee of the HJCOPC led by Karen Rieley, vice president for advancement at Nourishment Network, is funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities grant. The newly formed...

September 28, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and the Jacksonville Jaguars launched the 17th annual food drive to benefit Nourishment Network North Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The local grocer and NFL team are calling upon First Coast residents to donate nonperishable items at Winn-Dixie stores in North Florida until November 8. To kick off the food drive, Winn-Dixie donated a truck loaded with 37,500 pounds of food at a fall festival with special appearances by Jaguars players, The ROAR cheerleaders and...

August 25, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When? Where? How? More than 342,000 individuals wake up each morning in north Florida asking these very questions about their next opportunity to eat. Among that total is more than 117,000 children under the age of 18.

While these families and individuals might not be hungry, they are considered to be “food insecure,” a new term used by the federal government to describe lack of access, at times, for enough food for an active, healthy life for all...

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