WHO WE SERVE
Through a network of approximately 325 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida serves 949,910 individuals struggling to put food on the table throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroes Counties.
This past fiscal year, we increased our distribution from 29.6M pounds of food to 34.4M pounds of food, an increase of 16%, including a 44% increase in Palm Beach County alone.
Over the past two years, we have seen an increase in the reliance on emergency food programs by 39%. Families and individuals who were once donors are now standing in line at soup kitchen and food pantries. Those in need of food assistance include children, the working poor, older adults, veterans, physically and mentally disabled, and the homeless. Hunger does not discriminate. Our agencies include soup kitchens, group homes, daycare centers, emergency food pantries, homeless shelters, and some schools.
Oftentimes, we hear stores of single-parent households working multiple jobs and therefore having to choose between paying for childcare, basic utilities, school supplies, or putting food on the table. We also see older adults who are not only supporting their children, but their grandchildren as well. For those living on a fixed income, choosing between vital healthcare needs, or providing for their family, often creates the necessity to skip meals or paying for medicine so that their granchildren do not go to bed hungry.
The national average of food insecure children is 1 in 5. In South Florida, it's a staggering 1 in 4. Help us change lives one meal at a time by volunteering your time, donating food, and making financial contributions. For every $1, we can provide 6 meals. Together, we're Feeding South Florida!
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