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“I believe every patient needs a physician who will be an advocate to help them regain their health.''  - Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka, DPM, ACFAS, CWSP, DABMSP, FACCWS 


How does food insecurity impact our elderly population?  From 2001 to 2015, the number of older adults who were food insecure more than doubled to 5.4 million individuals in the United States. Food insecurity was reported to affect all aspects of their life and health, along with increasing stress and red...

2020? Are you serious? This month marks the start of my third year with Florida Impact to End Hunger, and I feel like I’m just getting started. Although my oldest son turns 10 this year and I just celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary, I can’t help but feel like time is just flying by!

As I ponder Florida Impact to End Hunger in 2020 and my role as Chief Operating Officer, I’ve come up with a few “New Year’s Resolutions:”

1. Start at least one new project in North Florida...

Over the past few months, I have been a member of the Census 2020 “Hard to Enumerate” Sub-Committee in Broward County. The goal of this committee is to raise awareness and improve the census 2020 count by coordinating with human services and non-profit agencies to identify and reach out to hard-to-enumerate populations and increase participation in the census.

When I first joined this committee, it was not readily apparent what role myself or Florida Impact To End Hunger...

At the end of October, I had the esteemed pleasure to spend a couple of days at the Sunshine Summit to End Hunger in Tampa. Florida Impact to End Hunger proudly co-hosted the event with Bread for the World and Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger. 

We were joined by hunger advocates from around the Tampa Bay area and worldwide, including Ellen Vollinger of Food Research & Action Center, Florida State Representative Jennifer Webb of District 69 (pictured), author of I Was Hungr...

Developing our Healthy Corner Stores Project in Miami Gardens over this past year has been such an adventure! We are now on the cusp of bringing all our hard work off the drawing board and into action. As we head into year two of the CDC REACH grant, it seems like a good time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, and where we’re heading next.

Much of our work up to this point has involved conducting a food environment survey (shout out to intern Shirbrina for all her har...

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