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