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February 27, 2010

Pound for poundNow is your chance to take the Biggest Loser Pound-for-Pound Challenge and benefit both yourself and Nourishment Network North Florida.

NBC’s hit show, the Biggest Loser, in conjunction with Feeding America is giving you a chance to drop a few pounds for the benefit of those in need across north Florida. For every pound that you pledge...

February 02, 2010

A landmark study released today by Nourishment Network North Florida and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, reports that more than 170,700 people receive emergency food each year through Nourishment Network and the agencies it serves in north Florida.*

Hunger in America 2010 is the first research study to capture the significant connection between the recent economic downturn and an increased need for emergency food assistance. The number of...

January 28, 2010

The Jacksonville Jaguars may have suffered a loss to the Green Bay Packers in the Campbell’s Chunky Click for Cans Super Bowl but that doesn’t mean the team left Nourishment Network North Florida empty handed.

On the contrary, the Jaguars helped earn the food bank 12,000 cans of donated soup from Campbell’s, which has been running its Click for Cans Challenge for the past 10 years.

In the end, the true winners will be the more than 500 agencies Nourishment Network North Florida...

January 27, 2010

Mickey MouseDue to an overwhelming response from volunteers, Nourishment Network North Florida is now making it easier for residents in the area to earn a free ticket to a Disney World theme park by asking them to drop off 15 items of food to its Jacksonville location on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In exchange for those items of food, donors will receive...

January 07, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With temperatures in north Florida dipping to record lows, and the current freezing trend not showing signs of lessening in the days ahead, Nourishment Network North Florida is doing its part to ensure that Jacksonville’s hunger-fighting organizations have additional resources to handle the increased volume of people seeking assistance.

Nourishment Network North Florida secured two tractor-trailers of fresh food that will be distributed to its...

January 07, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Food banks in north Florida and across the state have new support to meet the increased demand for their resources. Today at Nourishment Network North Florida, The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida announced a $250,000 grant to Feeding America (formally Nourishment Network). Nourishment Network North Florida is one of eight affiliated food banks across the state benefiting from the grant.

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December 15, 2009

The results are in from the Be A Hero Toy & Food Drive held in conjunction with First Coast News on Dec. 4 and 5, and the big winners are families in need throughout north Florida.

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More than 22,000 pounds of food and 4,000 individual toys were collected during the two-day event at Orange Park Mall, St. Johns Town Center Mall...

November 20, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Nourishment Network 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...

November 20, 2009

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As Walmart and the Walmart Foundation continue “Walmart Gives Back,” a holiday giving initiative that will provide $32 million in monetary and in-kind donations to charitable organizations across the U.S., a refrigerator truck donated by the Walmart Foundation will arrive at Nourishment Network North Florida today to help...

November 19, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nourishment Network North Florida needs your help keeping the Jacksonville Jaguars undefeated in the Chunky Soup "Click For Cans" challenge. Vote for the Jaguars and help defeat the Buffalo Bills in this week's "click" competition. The Jaguars are currently 10-0 and atop the AFC standings in a two-way tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nourishment Network stands to receive a significant contribution of food from Chunky Soup if the Jaguars win the "Super...

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