JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When the final bell rings and students are released for the summer, there will be a legitimate, dire concern.
“The infrastructure's in place when school's in session to provide them with food and of course, when school's out for those 10 weeks, that infrastructure is not there,” Luke Layow, President and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida, said.
Empty shelves are a sign more donations are needed at Feeding Northeast Florida.
What they do have, they use wisely.
Layow says there's a stigma about people who are hungry and struggle to make ends meet. The reality is, nearly 60 percent of the people they help have a job and a home. It all boils down to simply helping your neighbor when they need it.
“It’s a community problem, but there's a community solution to that problem."
Monetary donations are the biggest need for the summer and beyond. For more information on how you can help, visit http://www.feedingnefl.org/