Entries by lcameron

Florida Impact Hosts Agriculture Club

Florida Impact recently had the pleasure of hosting an agriculture club at Eccleston Elementary School! This program teaches elementary school students how to eat healthy and live well. During this session, we focused on healthy snacking and taught students how to make Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. We had a great time with the students! Thank you, […]

WIC Emergency Day of Action 11/2

Calling all Hunger Advocates! It’s time to raise our voices to protect the highly effective and successful WIC (Women, Infants, Children) program! Unless immediate action is taken by Congress in November, WIC will experience a funding shortfall early next year—causing many women and children to be waitlisted for the program and/or their benefits cut. Unfortunately, […]

Register for the 13th Annual Sunshine Summit to End Hunger!

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual  Sunshine Summit to End Hunger, a one-day event presented by the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger with partners Bread for the World and Florida Impact. This is an in-person conference on Friday, October 27th, at UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33584. […]

Afterschool Meal Participation Drops Significantly, According to FRAC Report

The Food Research & Action Center’s (FRAC) latest report shows that afterschool meal programs are struggling to meet the needs of children as pandemic era waivers have ended and as costs have skyrocketed. FRAC, the nation’s leading anti-hunger organization, has found that participation in afterschool meal programming has dropped substantially for the first time since […]

SNAP News: October Increase & 2024 Farm Bill

Millions of Americans rely on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, to extend their grocery budget in order to afford nutritious foods. As of October 1st, the program received a much-needed boost to meet the increased costs of living. Every October, SNAP benefits increase to take the cost of living into account. The 2024 change […]

Biden Administration Expands Community Eligibility Provision

On September 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is expanding the availability of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This new ruling provides an additional 3,000 school districts in high-need areas the opportunity to serve breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost. The new ruling will be effective as […]

Why We Love Farm to Fort ♥

We are wrapping up another successful year of Farm to School at Fort Braden School, or as we like to call it, Farm to Fort! Thanks to the amazing support from our partners and funding from the USDA’s Farm to School Grant program, we were able to engage students all year long. We were able […]

Meet Isabella! ✨ Intern Intros

Hi! My name is Isabella Escobar and I am one of the two interns with Florida Impact’s Farm to Leon County Schools initiative — also referred to as “Farm to Fort” when working within the Fort Braden community. I am originally from Orlando and currently live in Tallahassee for school. This is my senior year […]

Meet Kaley! ✨ Intern Intros

Kaley MacDonald joined the Florida Impact team in October 2022. She is currently studying Dietetics at Florida State University with a minor in Child Development. After she graduates this spring with her Bachelor’s, she will go on to get her Master’s in Dietetics with a focus on food sustainability. As a dietetic intern for Florida […]

Hurricane Ian Recovery Resources

We created a list of information and referral for those hurt by Hurricane Ian below. If you have any additions, please send them to [email protected]. Thank you. Statewide Information: FLDCF Official Response & Recovery Page USDA 10/7 D-SNAP Press Release Update D-SNAP Basics from Florida Policy Institute FEMA Disaster Assistance Info FEMA Assistance Application Post-Storm […]