Although the end of a school year is typically an exciting time for most children, summer isn’t fun when you’re hungry. For 1 in 5 kids in Northeast Florida, not having access to free or reduced-price meals means these next few months will not be fun in the sun.
As your local food bank and member of the Feeding America network, Feeding Northeast Florida shares the belief that everyone should have reliable access to nutritious food.
When school isn’t in session, kids don’t have access to meals, that means parents and caregivers have to find a way to provide two additional meals daily. Over 114,000 children in Northeast Florida rely on a nutritious breakfast and lunch through federal nutrition programs.
The cost of living increases during the summer months with higher child care and utilities costs.
Donations to Feeding Northeast Florida drop significantly as so many of our supporters, head out of town for their. own summer vacations. Plus, produce is at a premium, leading to empty shelves in our warehouse. An empty warehouse = empty tummies.
In need of food this summer? Feeding Northeast Florida is working to get food to as many families as possible this summer with free food distributions occurring at least once a week all summer long. If you are in need of assistance, download the list below to find a distribution.