Several community organizations – including the City of Gainesville – are committed to improving food access in our community. One way we can do this is to make sure food does not go to waste. By working together, businesses and food recovery organizations (like food banks and food pantries) can work to get donations for extra food to hungry people in Gainesville. A survey has been created to help this process. Check out this post for more info.
This SNAP Recipient Survey by Florida Impact to End Hunger is open to Florida residents who currently receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Participating in this survey may help to improve the SNAP program in the future.
The Catholic Charities Food Pantry, located at 1701 NE 9 Street, Gainesville, FL, provides food packages that are nutritionally balanced to meet the needs of each family or individual.
Catholic Charities Weekend Hunger Backpack Program supplements meals for children who depend on their school for breakfast and lunch, during the school week. The program identifies chronically hungry children who are in need of nutritional assistance over the weekend. Read on to learn how to donate!
A FREE online training starts in May 2021 for up to ten women farmers and ranchers starting or expanding value-added businesses. The Farm2Food Accelerator empowers Florida’s women farmers, ranchers, producers, growers, fisherwomen, beekeepers, and other related agriculturalists. Visit www.f2faccelerator.org to learn more, fill out an application, and register for an info session.
Fisher Farms is a 5th-generation Black farm in Jonesville, FL. They need support from the community to increase storage capacity for their expanding produce production. Learn how you can help by contributing funds to build a walk-in cooler and/or volunteer on the farm!