JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Right now, parents are trying to figure out the best option for back-to-school learning. For some, that means factoring in access to a healthy meal for their children.
13.9 million children are suffering from food insecurity, up from 2.5 million in 2018 and 5.1 million at the height of the Great Recession in 2008, according to Lauren Bauer of the Hamilton Project, who used data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Starting next week, Feeding Northeast Florida will be operating their own mobile pantries.
Susan King, the President and CEO of Feeding Northeast Florida told Action News Jax Courtney Cole, “They are going to be regular, recurring distribution, so that everyone can know, every two weeks they can go to the site or they can go to another.”
1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month
2000 Lane Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32210
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month
Paxon Revival Center Church
5461 Commonwealth Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Church of Eleven22 in Arlington
Check the Feeding Northeast Florida Website for time.
In Florida, 2,768,480 people are struggling with hunger and of them, 819,370 are children, according to Feeding NE FL.
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