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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...

August 19, 2011

ELKTON, Fla. - Nourishment Network North Florida teamed with Bank of America to provide emergency food relief for hundreds of school children and their families at South Woods Elementary School in Elkton on Friday, Aug. 19.

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August 19, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Feds Feed Families national food drive has already produced impressive local results for Nourishment Network North Florida and its member agencies – with more than 90,000 pounds of food donated by the military personnel, families and commissary vendors at NAS Jacksonville during the past month. Included in that total is a donation of more than 70,658 pounds of General Mills nonperishable food that arrived at the NAS Jax Commissary on Friday, Aug. 19...

August 18, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Nourishment Network North Florida Kids Cafe Program will operate 42 sites during the 2011-12 school year as part of the Afterschool Snack Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program provided through the Florida Department of Health. The Kids Cafe sites offer low-income children in their neighborhoods a safe place to find nourishment, have positive role-models and participate in educational and social development activities. The...

June 15, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Wells Fargo announced a donation of $20,000 to be divided between Nourishment Network North Florida and three other Florida food banks as part of the company’s brand rollout celebration in downtown Jacksonville on Wednesday morning. The event concluded a nearly three-year conversion of Wachovia Bank branches to Wells Fargo & Co. in the northeast Florida market.

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June 14, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nourishment Network North Florida rolled out 13,000 cans of Campbell’s Chunky Soup at its warehouse Tuesday afternoon, where the food bank staff was joined by Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson De Ville and members of The Roar to celebrate the team’s second-place finish in the most recent Chunky Soup Click for Cans competition.

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May 17, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The results are in from the 10th Annual Canstruction® competition at the Jacksonville Landing, and the winner among local voters was "Gnome More Hunger" – a structure made in the form of giant garden gnome by The Haskell Company.

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May 11, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ready. Set. FOODFIGHT!
 
Fine food and spirits will abound – along with a festive battle for best culinary presentation – on Thursday, June 9, when the 21st Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT™ takes place at EverBank Field’s Touchdown Club East.
 
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