The over 300,000 Floridians who qualify for SNAP (food stamps) now face a work requirement which took effect on January 1st, 2017. Particularly in rural communities where jobs are far and few between, this new requirement threatens the ability for many to feed their families. State Senators Bill Montford and Dwight Bullard have spoken out […]
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This year’s legislative guide focuses on an array of issues to many of Florida’s children deal with every day: mobility, juvenile citations, and human trafficking. Read here.
As recently shared in a post from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida blog, Second Harvest’s Kids Cafe Afterschool Supper Program began offering fresh, nutritious meals and snacks to children at four different Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers. This follows months and months of planning and efforts by Central Florida partners, including […]
Afterschool meals (AMP) are expanding in Miami-Dade County because FLIPANY, a major community-based CACFP sponsor in South Florida, has created a new AMP PowerSnack menu. The new menu is served in bento-box style which allows for easier point of service at the afterschool program sites, and it includes five components instead of the standard two-component […]
On January 24th, the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (FDACS) and Florida Impact co-hosted the Annual Summer BreakSpot Partners Meeting at six locations across Florida and via webinar. Over 250 community leaders representing nearly 150 organizations, agencies, and elected officials attended this robust event, where current and prospective Summer BreakSpot sponsors and partners […]
CBSMiami posted a great recap about our partnership with the Children Services Council of Broward, Meals on Wheels South Florida, and the Broward County Housing Authority and the amazing strides they’ve been making to serve more and more children each summer. Read the full article on the CBSMiami website.
Partnering with the Hillsborough County School District and Feeding Tampa Bay this summer, Florida Impact focused on expanding mobile unit site locations to housing authorities and low-income housing complexes. In addition to a healthy meal, other community partners visited the site such as Dodgeball 2 You bringing exercise and lessons on how to handle bullying, […]
Our colleagues at Star of the Sea Outreach Mission made front page news in the Key West Citizen for their amazing work with the Boys and Girls Club of the Keys Areas to expand and bring nutritious afterschool meals to the kids of Monroe County!
Welcome to Florida Impact’s new blog! Though we did transfer the most recent posts from our old blog to this new one, you can find all posts prior to June 2017 by visiting the blog archive. If you still need help finding the post you’re looking for, please visit our Contact Us page to send […]