Tag Archives: food banks

New Digital Map Launched to Decrease Hunger In Florida

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to decrease hunger and sustain the health of Florida residents. The FDACS has created a new digital map to help locate and determine which areas of Florida have the least amount of access to food and resources.

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Alachua County Food Drive Aims To Help Hungry, Not Just Homeless

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The annual Strike Out Hunger Food Drive on Monday is an effort to help people who do not have access to food by stocking food pantries.

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Marion County’s Two Largest Food Banks Have Very Little Food

By on October 28th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Marion County’s two largest food banks are struggling to keep their shelves stocked during a time where the demand is now larger than the supply.

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Cuts In Food Stamp Benefits May Put Pressure On Food Banks

By and on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

Effective Nov. 1, food stamp benefits will be cut for Floridians, which may make the people who depend on those food benefits turn to food banks.

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Congressman Yoho Speaks About Food Stamp Program

By and on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Congressman Ted Yoho came to Gainesville on Tuesday to speak about U.S. budget cuts and the Florida Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Food banks restocking

By on December 28th, 2012 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

Many food banks in North Florida found their shelves emptied as they helped out people over Christmas.  Now, as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith reports, they are working to restock shelves, as well as bank accounts.    

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