BackPack Kids Program provides nutritional support to children over the weekend and during school holidays when they may otherwise go without a meal. Participating homeless and low-income children in grades K-5 are sent home with a backpack of healthy, kid-friendly food and nutrition information on Fridays.
Cooking Matters Sarasota is made possible by FLIPANY - Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters Florida Partner . FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) empowers youth and adults through physical activity and nutrition programs while raising awareness and creating policy changes for healthier communities. Through a variety of programs, FLIPANY aims to help youth and adults understand the benefits of proper nutrition and exercise, and get them on the road to a healthy lifestyle For more information visit www.FLIPANY.org.
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Fresh Recovery - Fresh produce, meat and dairy products that are close to expiration are picked up by refrigerated AFFB trucks at 66 local grocery stores and outlets on a daily basis and then quickly distributed through our 190 partner agencies and programs.
Growing Healthy Kids is a sustainable nutrition education program for low-income, at-risk preschoolers and their families; a program that can be a national model for food banks and other organizations that work with low-income children. Growing Healthy Kids is a collaborative nutrition program that targets at-risk, low-income children and their families at childcare, preschool sites, family childcare homes, and parenting education groups. The program centers on research-based nutrition information and focuses on healthy eating habits, nutrition, food safety, physical activity, fitness promotion, and awareness of nutrition related diseases. Each month a different nutrition topic is featured, including MyPyramid, healthy snacking, and each of the five food groups.
Hunger 101 is an interactive curriculum that explores the fundamental issues surrounding hunger. Audiences range from school age children to corporate executives.
Kids Café provides nutritious evening meals in a safe and supportive environment to children at risk of going hungry at night. This program complements existing afterschool tutoring and study sessions.
Mobile Cupboard is a client choice feeding program that brings food directly into underserved neighborhoods utilizing All Faiths Food Bank’s truck and volunteers. This food distribution consists of approximately 12-14 non-perishable items as well as several types of produce and bread.
New Beginnings Boxes filled with "basic new home supplies" such as paper products and cleaning supplies for Habitat for Humanity.
Senior Food Assistance Program provides food assistance to low-income senior housing facilities. This is delivered and distributed on site, once a month to help ensure a balanced diet and help eliminate the "choice" of food or medicine.
Staples Box Program provides food boxes to families in emergency and supplies food for a family of four for two days.
Turkey Distribution Program provides over 7000 turkeys to families in our area at Thanksgiving through our partner agencies.
USDA Commodity Distribution (TEFAP) provides food to numerous sites where commodities and other items are distributed monthly to families in need.
Veteran’s Appreciation Program is a food assistance program that serves veterans of the United States Armed Forces; in partnership with local veterans programs.
Wellness Box Program provides food boxes, fresh produce and frozen meat to clients with dietary restrictions due to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.