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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...

November 06, 2009

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, Nourishment Network North Florida kicks off a new “Fresh Food for Families” program at the Jacksonville Farmers Market, with a fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. that will offer free information, giveaways and health services to benefit families living in communities neighboring the market.  The kickoff inaugurates the beginning of vendors being able to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards from low-income people to purchase food and plants and seeds to grow...

October 15, 2009

ImageEven if the Jacksonville Jaguars won't win every game on the field this season, Jaguars fans can still help their team win each week in the battle against hunger.

Jacksonville Jaguars fans can help the Nourishment Network North Florida again this season in the “Click For Cans”...

October 14, 2009

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Nourishment Network North Florida is partnering with Shands Jacksonville to provide nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to expectant mothers.
 
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14, new patients were given a 10-pound bag of nutritious food following their first obstetrics appointment at the Shands Jacksonville OB clinic...

October 13, 2009

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Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. and the Jacksonville Jaguars announced the start of the 15th annual food drive to benefit Nourishment Network North Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The local grocer and NFL team are calling upon First Coast residents to donate nonperishable items during the next four weeks to help restock Nourishment Network’s food supply in preparation of the...

October 12, 2009

ImageMore than 2,000 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls are being created around the city of Jacksonville in preparation for the 25th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon benefiting Nourishment Network North Florida. The luncheon is set for Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, and the ‘firing’ of the bowls is just one of many preparations...

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