MEETING OF THE MINDS: A MONTHLY CHECK-IN FROM OUR PRESIDENT/CEO

This week, I traveled to Tallahassee to visit with agencies and associations about supporting our campaign against hunger. Everyone was incredibly welcoming and supportive of Florida Impact to End Hunger. Thanks to Secretary Prudom at Florida…

Resources now available from April 11th CEP Success in Orange County Webinar!

On April 11th, 2018, Florida Impact and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) showcased the success of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) implementation in over 100 schools in Orange County, Florida during the 2017-2018 school year. Speakers…

National School Breakfast Week 2018

Florida Impact Staff had a blast this #NSBW18! We got to visit schools across the state and join the celebration!

Call to Action TODAY: Disaster SNAP for Hurricane Irma

Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and ten other members of the Florida Congressional delegation sent a letter (view here) to Gov. Rick Scott asking him to take steps to ensure that Floridians have adequate access to food after Hurricane Irma. The group…

HEALTH FOUNDATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA AWARDS GRANT TO INCREASE AFTERSCHOOL MEALS, FEEDING MORE CHILDREN

Florida Impact has been awarded a $40,000 grant to support its plan to increase afterschool meals for children in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. The grant from Health Foundation of South Florida will enable Florida Impact to provide education…

A SUMMER BREAKSPOT SITE WHERE CHILDREN (AND PLANTS) GROW

  Star of the Sea Foundation in Key West is an Afterschool Meals (CACFP) caterer, and a Summer Meals (SFSP) sponsor. As part of their offerings during the afterschool time, SOS began a nutrition education program that takes place…

NEW SNAP/FOOD STAMP WORK REQUIREMENTS HURT FLORIDA FAMILIES, TARGET RURAL AREAS

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…

THE 2017 PREPARE BOOKLET IT HERE!

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.

ORANGE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION BEGINS SERVING AFTERSCHOOL SUPPERS AT FOUR SITES THROUGH SECOND

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…

FLIPANY UNVEILS AFTERSCHOOL POWERSNACK MENU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylAgUCjZK5g&t=29s 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…