Childhood Hunger Initiative

  • Childhood Hunger Initiative:

    Food & Nutrition is a proud partner of the Juvenile Welfare Board and an active member of the Childhood Hunger Initiative.  This Initiative, started in 2015, with the goal of reducing childhood hunger by gathering community partners to drive communication, increase access to food, align resources and fill hunger gaps. Children in Pinellas County face hunger every day. One in five live in homes with low food security, meaning they do not have enough food at times for an active, healthy life. Over half qualify for free or reduced price lunches. 

    • 5,623,135

    Free meals to kids to fill the gaps in FY22

    • 118

    Summer BreakSpot sites across Pinellas County for kids to access meals

    • 372,161

    Free summer meals provided to kids at BreakSpot sites

    • 55

    Partner agencies working collectively to fill gaps when kids aren’t in school

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