Entries by spowell

Recess Action to Get the Improved CTC Passed

Urge your Senators, while they are home for the next two weeks, to pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act and reject any amendments that could limit the impact of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for families struggling to put food on the table. Resources: national anti-hunger organization letter; Center on Budget […]

URGENT Action Alert – Expand the Child Tax Credit NOW

The below is the latest Action Alert from the Food Research Center. The article illustrates how movement in our government can help so many families in low income households get food on the table. But they need your help! “Yesterday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason […]

New Website for Florida Government Assistance

Website is for recipients of SNAP, TANF and Medicaid Floridians who get food, cash or health care assistance through the government now need to navigate a new website. The Florida Department of Children and Families is launching a new “My Access Portal” for assistance with SNAP, TANF and Medicaid programs. The website is MyACCESS.myflfamilies.com. The […]

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 […]