For the first time, our journey brings us to the sunny state of Florida! We are thrilled that this will be the first stop in a series of almost 20 recitals in support of Feeding America Food Banks across the country. We are so grateful to Friday Musicale, a true institution that has stood the test of time since 1893, for hosting us and sponsoring our recital!
Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children and families, seniors, and veterans who struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms we rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need.
By connecting millions of pounds of rescued food to a network of over 160 social service agencies – like City Rescue Mission, The Sulzbacher Center, and The Salvation Army – these hunger-relief partners are able to provide not only food to those in need, but services that can help these families and individuals end the cycle of poverty – including job training or placement, low-cost childcare, SNAP benefits, medical care, affordable housing, and counseling. In 2016, Feeding Northeast Florida provided 12.3 million meals to our network of social service agencies in eight counties throughout Northeast Florida.