Share Our Strength is the leading National anti-hunger, anti-poverty organization, and has championed the fight against hunger and poverty for twenty-five years. Their No Kid Hungry campaign is supported by a variety of national fundraising programs, including Taste of the Nation, The Great American Bake Sale, The Great American Dine-Out, and A Tasteful Pursuit. They also created and direct Operation Frontline, a groundbreaking cooking-based nutrition education program that teaches families across the country how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget. Learn more, show your support, donate or volunteer at their Web Site.
You can also participate directly in Share Our Strength South Florida Taste of the Nation events, which raise funds for hunger relief in South Florida. Web Site.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Founded in 1970 as a public interest law firm, FRAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research and public policy center that serves as the hub of an anti-hunger network of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country. They are also partners with Share Our Strength and agencies in the states of Florida, Maryland, Washington, and Washington D.C., in implementing a 10-Point Plan To End Childhood Hunger In America.Web Site.
The Sodexho Foundation, and their S.T.O.P. Hunger program, was founded in 1999. The Mission of the Foundation is to be "a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation." The Foundation supports innovative programs that fight hunger in the United States, with a particular focus on helping children and their families. Web Site.
Children Now is a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are the top public policy priority. The United States has the highest child poverty rate among western industrialized nations, yet children rank at the top of public opinion polls. Children Now seeks to bridge the gap between public will and public policies. Since 1988, Children Now has championed the needs of children with a combination of research and advocacy. It is bi-partisan, and provides strategic advocacy on behalf of the whole child, including health care and education. Web Site.
WHY Hunger. Founded in 1975, WHY is a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. WHY is convinced that solutions to hunger and poverty can be found at the grassroots level. They seek long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance by offering job training, education and after school programs; increasing access to housing and healthcare; providing microcredit and entrepreneurial opportunities; teaching people to grow their own food; and assisting small farmers. WHY connects these organizations to funders, media and legislators.
They also manage the USDA National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), which provides crucial assistance to Americans across the country in need of food assistance. The Hotline connects individuals in need to emergency food in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services. In addition to assisting individuals in need, the Hotline also fields hundreds of calls from organizations, donors, and volunteers looking for information on emergency food distribution, gleaning, nutrition, funding sources, and other related topics. Web Site.
Nourish America is committed to provide the daily essential nutrition that impoverished American children, families, pregnant moms, and seniors and others in need require to live productive, successful lives. They provide nutrient rich foods and products such as vitamin supplements and nourishing foods (including naturals and organics). Their distribution network includes thousands of volunteers and staff who work at hundreds of Nourish America partner organizations and agencies serving those in need across all 50 states. Partners include public schools, churches, Head Start, Healthy Start and WIC programs, homeless and battered women shelters, public health departments, medical clinics, the American Red Cross, Volunteers of America, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls' Clubs, Feed the Children, Native American programs, YMCA and YWCA, City Park and Recreation Departments, hospital outreach programs, National Guard units, area Councils on Aging, public health departments, medical and nursing school community outreach programs, and many other community and faith-based organizations. Web Site.
Florida Impact has been dedicated since 1979 to reducing hunger and poverty in Florida. Their mission is to inspire and enlist the people of Florida to secure justice for and with those whose economic rights have not been realized. They also work to increase access to food programs by conducting aggressive outreach strategies and public policy advocacy. Web Site.
Florida Impact also directs the effort of the state partnership with Share Our Strength to implement a multi-year, strategic Ten-Point Plan to end childhood hunger in Florida. For more information, visit the partnership Web Site.
The Florida Department of Health manages the Child Care Food Program and two related programs, the Afterschool Snack Program and the Homeless Children Nutrition Program, that are administered by the Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs. These programs provide nutritious meals and snacks to children through public-private partnerships with organizations committed to caring for children. All three programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. Web Site.
The South Florida Regional Planning Council is a planning and public policy agency. It's mission is to identify the long-term challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Florida and assist the region's leaders in developing and implementing creative strategies that result in more prosperous and equitable communities, a healthier and cleaner environment, and a more vibrant economy. Web site.
The Health Foundation of South Florida mission is to improve the health status of people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. They provide grant making and support informational efforts and programs to promote health and prevent disease that make measurable and sustainable differences in the health of South Floridians. Web Site.
Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC) is a special government agency that was created by the voters of Broward County to provide leadership, coordination and funding for services for, and on behalf of, children. They act as an umbrella organization in Broward County for a wide variety of programs for children. Web Site.
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County (CSC) is a special district of local government appoved by the voters of Palm Beach County, who recognized the widening gap between the growing needs of children and their families and the limited resources available to meet those needs. The CSC invests its resources in programs that help Palm Beach County children begin life healthy, enter school ready and thrive in quality after-school activities. Web Site.
The Children's Trust of Miami-Dade County is a special taxing district to benefit the children of the county. They fund programs that offer the highest possible quality services, with the goals of implementing best practices and improving the lives of children and families in the community. The Trust encourages creative approaches to coordinating, integrating and funding services across and within the areas of health, safety, development and to promote increased parental and community involvement on behalf of all children. Web Site.
Miami-Dade Department of Human Services (DHS) is the County's largest department providing comprehensive countywide social and human services. Web Site.
Coordinating Council of Broward was organized to create and support collaborative systems that more efficiently and effectively meet community needs in Broward County. Web Site.
Broward 211 (2-1-1) is a 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources available in Broward County. Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211. Web Site.
South Florida Hunger Coalition (Formerly Million Meals Committee) is a Broward county collaboration of over seventy-five public and private agencies working on a united front to eradicate hunger in Broward County and increase hunger awareness through, advocacy, support, understanding, information, networking, and year-round action. Web Site.
Cooperative Feeding Program provides counseling and support to help in of the throes of difficult times. They provide contact with community-wide services, with a focus is on quality of life for children, the ill, and the elderly. They work with the homeless and the families living at the edge of homelessness. In addition, they are involved in education and advocacy issues at the local, State and Federal levels. Web Site.
Love Thy Neighbor is an all-volunteer, interfaith nonprofit organization committed to helping the homeless among us. They are dedicated to finding and implementing effective, permanent solutions to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the existence of homelessness among men, women and children in Broward County. They support basic human needs, including the coordination and provision of hot, nourishing meals, clothing and temporary shelter in partnership with local charitable organizations and governmental entities. Web Site.
Volunteer Broward provides meaningful, hands-on volunteer experiences for civic-minded South Floridians in order to positively affect change in Broward County. They connect people who want to help with volunteer opportunities that make a difference in our community. They refer individuals and groups to over 600 nonprofit organizations in Broward County. For a referral to one of their volunteer orientation meetings, call (954) 522-6761, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Web Site.