WHO WE ARE
Here at Florida Hunger Project, we are determined to make
an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring food to people
who need it. Through all of our endeavors we hope to touch
as many lives as we can.
Florida Hunger Project is a dedicated team of staff and
volunteers passionate about creating efficient, effective and
nutrient-rich solutions for reducing hunger in our communities
throughout Florida and beyond.
How do we plan to contribute? Florida Hunger Project organizes food drives to deliver donations to local food banks. Stay tuned on SOCIAL MEDIA
and watch for updates on our BULLETIN to find out where our designated food drop locations are and any upcoming Florida Hunger Project
food drive events.
Microgreens grown in Urban Container Farms
While Florida Hunger Project staff & volunteers work diligently to organize drives to collect food and deliver to local food banks, we also have a team of indoor farmers dedicated to growing, packaging and donating vegetables to local food banks. Learn More about Container Farms
WHY FOOD DRIVES?
Hosting food drives and collecting food are efficient ways to both, accumulate large volumes of food for food bank donations, and a great way to engage
with the community. Florida Hunger Project takes care of the coordinating, hosting, food collection and donation delivery, creating service opportunities for members of the community to get involved and impact the lives of those who are hungry. Even with a full schedule, we find that when food drop-off is made available and easy to access, there is significant community participation due to the convenient and efficient means to donate. Check our BULLETIN to review our collection points and home pick-up service options (if applicable in your area). If you are unable to attend a food drive event you might find we have a food drop-off / collection point at your local supermarket or somewhere nearby. If you live in our Tampa Bay service area, we can come to you to collect food you want to donate, right from your pantry!
Our headquarters are in St. Petersburg, FL – we started this project as a local initiative, with the intention to branch out far and wide as we grow.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop us a line – click here to fill out our CONTACT FORM.
NUTRIENT PACKED – they contain loads of beneficial vitamins *resource sited below
VERSATILE – eat them alone or dress them up to accompany any meal
KIDS LOVE THEM – enough said
Why microgreens? They are dense with nutrients – nutritious and delicious. We are busy growing microgreens to continue to offer diversity in what we
donate to food banks. But, they are also a part of the longterm Florida Hunger Project vision. Follow us on SOCIAL MEDIA to watch Florida Hunger Project's vision evolve. Ultimately, we want to feed people who are hungry – for starters, we are facilitating the collection of large volumes of food to support
local food banks; Moving forward, we are driven to extend our reach and expand our platform. We want to offer new and innovative hunger solutions,
educating and empowering communities to approach hunger and health in a new way. This includes sourcing, growing and/or eating nutrient rich foods
“The present study determined the concentrations of essential vitamins or provitamins A, C, E, and K1 in 25 commercially available microgreens. Results showed that different microgreens provide widely varying amounts of the four vitamins, but regardless they generally have significantly higher concentrations of these phytonutrients in comparison with mature leaves from the same plant species. These phytonutrient data provide the first scientific basis for evaluating nutritional benefits of microgreens and, when included in the USDA food composition database, can be used by health agencies and consumers to make educated choices about inclusion of microgreens as part of a healthy diet.”
CANNED & DRIED FOODS | OILS & CONDIMENTS | NUTS, FRUITS & VEGETABLES
What food will we collect for local food banks? The Florida Hunger Project aims to maximize our service potential by offering diversity in food donations.
We coordinate food drive events and create food drop-off / collection points for not only food with longer shelf lives (i.e. canned foods, pasta, rice, beans, oils, etc.), but also for fresh fruits and veggies. We will always indicate when a food drive event and/or food collection points are able to accept perishable foods.
What are microgreens?
"The shoots of salad vegetables such as arugula, Swiss chard, mustard, beetroot, etc., picked just after the first leaves have developed."
– Oxford Languages