Hunger

Farm to City feeds 800 families for Thanksgiving

Farm to City feeds 800 families for Thanksgiving

As part of National Farm to City week, Nov. 18-24, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service partnered with Feeding the Gulf Coast and other area organizations to provide a complete holiday meal to 800 food insecure families in Santa Rosa and Escambia county Tuesday, Nov. 22. The event distributed roughly 52,400 pounds of food to […]

Weekend Food Program feeds Navarre’s children

Weekend Food Program feeds Navarre’s children

Hundreds of students struggling with hunger in Navarre have full bellies during the weekend thanks to the Weekend Food Program (FWP). WFP provides food insecure students in South Santa Rosa County who qualify for free and reduced lunch through the school system with bags full of food to tide them through the weekend. The program […]

Feeding families, one PB and J at a time

Feeding families, one PB and J at a time

In 2015, approximately one in every four children struggled with hunger and food insecurity in Northwest Florida according to Feeding the Gulf Coast, formerly Bay Area Food Bank. Many of these children would love to have a peanut butter sandwich, and the UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Office wants to give them one. They are […]