The local award is the latest phase of Fill the Plate, Morgan Stanley's long standing partnership with Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief charity. This grant will specifically launch Food4Kids at new schools and help reach more children in need of food over the weekends. Local Morgan Stanley employees brought out their family to help sort food and pack summer boxes for our children. They have continued to stay involved with Food4Kids and volunteers regularly to make a difference in our community and impact childhood hunger.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Stamp Out Hunger 2013! The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive "Stamp Out Hunger" 2013 fills school pantries and backpacks w/ 8,460 pounds of food donated by the community to feed hungry children through Food4Kids! This years annual drive collected over 74 million pounds of food across the nation to help impact the growing hunger problem. We are blessed to receive the outpouring of support and generosity from the letter carriers and community to help "Stamp Out Hunger". Thank you to all our volunteers who helped sort and organize the donations!
1 out of 4 of North Florida's children are affected by poverty and live in food instable homes. Despite the resources of Free and Reduced lunch/breakfast, afterschool snacks, food stamps, and other programs that target hunger there are a signigicant number of food instable homes in the county. Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc. targets children who are "chronically hungry" and are at risk of not receiving food over the weekend.
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization with the State of Florida and is 100% volunteer run. Food4Kids Backpack Program provides food for these children over the weekends and during extended breaks from school when other resources are not available. Children who are referred into the program receive rolling backpacks filled with food (7 meals per child) every Friday. On Monday, the backpacks are returned to be refilled and redistributed at the end of the week.