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Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Sector Forward Conference hosted by the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) in Tallahassee. The conference brought nonprofit leaders together to share ideas and strategies for advancing social innovation. Since most of our recent efforts focused on South Florida, I was looking forward to attending the conference and getting the lay of the land for nonprofits here in Tallahassee and the Big Be...

Last month, as we anxiously awaited the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Florida, we were told to stock up on medications, non-perishable items, gas, batteries, and water. This created a flurry of activity at grocery stores and gas stations.

But what about those of us who don’t have money to stock up? What about those whose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds/food stamps have been exhausted? What about the frail and the elderly who may not get their meal...

Florida Impact has been awarded a $40,000 grant to support its plan to increase afterschool meals for children in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.

The grant from Health Foundation of South Florida will enable Florida Impact to provide education and advocacy directed to elected and governmental officials about Florida’s Afterschool Meals Program with the ultimate goal to increase the number of sponsors, sites and hungry children benefiting from the federally sponsored USDA...

Afterschool meals (AMP) are expanding in Miami-Dade County because FLIPANY, a major community-based CACFP sponsor in South Florida, has created a new AMP PowerSnack menu. 

The new menu is served in bento-box style which allows for easier point of service at the afterschool program sites, and it includes five components instead of the standard two-component snack which ensures higher quality nutrition to fuel afterschool learning and activities.  

“By offering our new Power...


 

As recently shared in a post from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida blog, Second Harvest’s Kids Cafe Afterschool Supper Program began offering fresh, nutritious meals and snacks to children at four different Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers. This follows months and months of planning and efforts by Central Florida partners, including Florida Impact’s very own Kim Mowatt. To learn more about this exciting development, make sure to read the full p...

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