Hunger Fight Receives a Two-Year Grant Totaling $244,816 from The Jim Moran Foundation
JACKSONVILLE, FL – HUNGER FIGHT, Inc. recently announced a two-year partnership with The Jim Moran Foundation to feed hungry children during the weekend. Hunger Fight’s Feed the Backpack program provides a 4-serving meal pack each week for children who are fed at school during the week but may face an entire weekend with little food.
Thanks to The Jim Moran Foundation, Hunger Fight, a first-time grant recipient, received a two-year grant totaling $244,816, to provide three 4-serving meal packs – a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner – to 1,177 at-risk children every weekend. The Foundation also awarded Hunger Fight a matching Challenge Grant which will match every dollar raised, up to $60,000, to feed an additional 561 children. The initial $30,000 must be raised by August 31, 2019.
“We are very grateful and humbled by the recognition and support we received from The Jim Moran Foundation with these grants,” said Sherri Porter, Founder and Executive Director of Hunger Fight. “To be recognized and supported for the work we do addressing the issues of hunger in our community inspires us to continue making a difference in the lives of the children we serve.”
The potential impact of these grants and the food they provide is significant. Studies show that children who do not get enough food to eat are sick more often, cannot concentrate or focus in school, and have more behavioral, emotional and academic problems.
"Through our partnership with Hunger Fight, we are making sure that children and their families have wholesome, nutritious food options over the weekend to lead happier, healthier lives,” said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation.
About HUNGER FIGHT
HUNGER FIGHT is a not–for-profit organization established in 2012. Its mission is to end hunger and illiteracy through the provision of nutritious meals and books to children, seniors and families by informing, engaging and mobilizing communities and partners. For more information about HUNGER FIGHT, visit www.HungerFight.org.
About The Jim Moran Foundation
Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $120 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, after school and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 – with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term grant agreement, The Foundation’s significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. It is located at 100 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. To learn more, visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org or call (954) 429-2122.