Since 2010, Feeding South Florida programs have seen an increase in reliance on the programs offered by almost 40%, in particular, emergency food programs. SNAP funds, the national food assistance program, are not able to be used for non-food items such as soap and personal hygiene products. Because of this, and because many people donating to food banks don't think to bring non-food items to a food bank, there is a major need for non-food items at these organizations! Your purchases are impacting people here in the US who are in real need of personal care items with few places to go to get them!
Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. They are the the largest and most efficient food bank in each of the counties served. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. For every $1 donated to us, 6 meals are provided. Through direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and group homes, Feeding South Florida rescues and distributes more than 40 million pounds of food per year, as well as leads hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and provides innovative programming and education.