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Afterschool Meal Participation Drops Significantly, According to FRAC Report

The Food Research & Action Center’s (FRAC) latest report shows that afterschool meal programs are struggling to meet the needs of children as pandemic era waivers have ended and as costs have skyrocketed. FRAC, the nation’s leading anti-hunger organization, has found that participation in afterschool meal programming has dropped substantially for the first time since […]

SNAP News: October Increase & 2024 Farm Bill

Millions of Americans rely on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, to extend their grocery budget in order to afford nutritious foods. As of October 1st, the program received a much-needed boost to meet the increased costs of living. Every October, SNAP benefits increase to take the cost of living into account. The 2024 change […]

Biden Administration Expands Community Eligibility Provision

On September 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is expanding the availability of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This new ruling provides an additional 3,000 school districts in high-need areas the opportunity to serve breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost. The new ruling will be effective as […]

Why We Love Farm to Fort ♥

We are wrapping up another successful year of Farm to School at Fort Braden School, or as we like to call it, Farm to Fort! Thanks to the amazing support from our partners and funding from the USDA’s Farm to School Grant program, we were able to engage students all year long. We were able […]

Meet Isabella! ✨ Intern Intros

Hi! My name is Isabella Escobar and I am one of the two interns with Florida Impact’s Farm to Leon County Schools initiative — also referred to as “Farm to Fort” when working within the Fort Braden community. I am originally from Orlando and currently live in Tallahassee for school. This is my senior year […]

Meet Kaley! ✨ Intern Intros

Kaley MacDonald joined the Florida Impact team in October 2022. She is currently studying Dietetics at Florida State University with a minor in Child Development. After she graduates this spring with her Bachelor’s, she will go on to get her Master’s in Dietetics with a focus on food sustainability. As a dietetic intern for Florida […]

Hurricane Ian Recovery Resources

We created a list of information and referral for those hurt by Hurricane Ian below. If you have any additions, please send them to rafisusi@outlook.com. Thank you. Statewide Information: FLDCF Official Response & Recovery Page USDA 10/7 D-SNAP Press Release Update D-SNAP Basics from Florida Policy Institute FEMA Disaster Assistance Info FEMA Assistance Application Post-Storm […]

Press Release: Florida Impact to End Hunger Receives Critical Investment from MAZON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Johnson, 407-234-8042-kjohnson@flimpact.org Florida Impact to End Hunger Receives Critical Investment from National Anti-Hunger Organization A new wave of investment from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger will seed and support grassroots anti-hunger infrastructure in Florida   Tallahassee, FL — Today, Florida Impact is pleased to announce […]

A Healthier Holiday Menu

In the past couple years, the pandemic has made managing nutrition even more difficult because of limited resources and access to healthy food. Around this time of year, families all over the country gather to celebrate the holidays. One major component of these celebrations is a large feast. Florida Impact wishes to use our platform […]