It starts with one can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world. Canstruction, a charity committed to ending hunger, is using ‘one can’ as a catalyst for change.
Approximately 100,000 pounds of food have been collected and donated to Second Harvest North Florida over the last nine years.
Canstruction-Jacksonville‘s 10th Annual Design/Build Competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Jacksonville design community’s best and brightest.
Are you struggling to provide for your family? SNAP can help! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps put food on the table for some 31 million people per month. It provides low-income households with monthly electronic benefits they can use like cash at most grocery stores. This is the same program formerly known as food stamps.
Each year volunteers representing the local restaurant community host an event called The Jacksonville FOODFIGHT that features 50 or more of Jacksonville’s finest restaurants and beverage wholesalers/distributors who come together in friendly competition to “take a bite out of hunger” by raising funds and awareness for the Second Harvest North Florida.
The 21st Annual Jacksonville FOODFIGHT will be held at the EverBank Field Touchdown Club on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The event will feature 50 local restaurants, beverage distributors and caterers engaging in a friendly competition showcasing their signature dishes. In addition to the fabulous food and spirits, there will be live entertainment and a silent auction and raffle - both featuring an array of exciting items.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the spirit of the season of giving, the Jacksonville Jaguars organization, on behalf of its season ticket holders, donated $12,500 to Second Harvest North Florida, matched by a donation of $12,500 by team owners Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, for a total cash contribution of $25,000 to provide holiday meals for less fortunate families and senior citizens. Second Harvest is securing food from Winn-Dixie and volunteers will assemble and fill 1,400 holiday meal food boxes.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Second Harvest North Florida Kids Cafe Program has added three sites to its 2009-10 Afterschool Snack Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program provided through the Florida Department of Health.
Fifty-seven Kids Cafe sites now offer low-income children in its neighborhood a safe place to find nourishment, have positive role-models and participate in educational and social development activities. The program is designed to provide nutritious snacks to children at no separate charge.