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Meet Jenna ✨ One of Our 2021 VISTA Summer Associates!

Hi! My name is Jenna Woodall and I’m one of the two summer interns with Florida Impact to End Hunger. I’m currently a college senior studying Environmental Studies with a minor in sustainability. I’m so excited to spend this summer working with Florida Impact to End Hunger! Being a Miami native, I love the idea […]

Meet Camila ✨ One of Our 2021 VISTA Summer Associates!

Hello! My name is Camila Ludert and I am a VISTA Summer Associate for 2021. I was born in Valencia, Venezuela, and moved to this country when I was ten years old. I currently live in the city of Weston, Florida. I am a fourth-year student at Nova Southeastern University, majoring in Biology and Human […]

FARM TO FORT… AND BEYOND!

Students and teachers at Tallahassee’s Fort Braden Elementary School had the chance to try some fresh produce grown by a local farm located in nearby Coolidge, Georgia a couple weeks ago as part of our Farms to Leon County Schools project. They had a delicious white Russian kale salad with an orange juice based dressing. […]

A Reflection on This Pandemic from Our President/CEO

As we approach a year with this devastating pandemic, Florida Impact to End Hunger is reflecting on the impact that COVID-19 has made on our children and families across our state and country. Food Insecurity is just one of many issues that has hurt families during this very challenging year. Food Insecurity is real and […]

WELCOMING KIM JOHNSON AS OUR NEW PRESIDENT/CEO!

We are exited to introduce (or re-introduce) Kim Johnson to Florida Impact to End Hunger as our new President/CEO! Kim has spent the last 30 years of her life working on the frontlines of underserved communities in central Florida, helping to improve the lives of children and families. Her professional experience includes management, program development, […]

BRINGING LOCAL PRODUCE TO THE STUDENTS OF FORT BRADEN ELEMENTARY

The mission of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to support family farms and student health around the country, and Florida Impact to End Hunger is excited to have been awarded one of their 2020 planning grants so that we can bring local produce to students at Fort Braden Elementary School in Tallahassee. […]

HOW YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT | A WORD FROM RANIYA MIMS

This fall was full of new beginnings. As a new intern working with REACH and Florida Impact to End Hunger, I had to hit the ground running the first day on the job! I was excited to start working on the different projects that were already active, like the Miami Gardens Healthy Corner Stores Project […]

FIGHTING HUNGER WITH OUR NEW INCOMING ADMINISTRATION

Florida Impact to End Hunger congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on being elected America’s 46th president and vice president. Based on my recent post urging people to vote, you can assume I’m delighted by the record-breaking voter turnout. But the election made clear that we have a divided electorate, but now we must find […]

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE

Unfortunately, many people believe that their vote doesn’t make a difference and, therefore, why bother? And though technically it’s true—one vote won’t necessarily make or break an election—that belief can spread between families and friends and communities and, before you know it, millions are opting out because…why bother? On the first day of early voting […]

WHO WE ARE | JOHN DALSIMER

Welcome to our newer series on the Florida Impact to End Hunger blog where we highlight our wonderful group of board members and team with a brief interview. This time around, we look to board treasurer John Dalsimer, who is also the Regional Director of Florida Life Care Residents Association. How long have you lived […]