What a great time, for a great cause!
The Freedom Home Buyer’s team was blesses to be able to take part in Hunger Fight’s 2017 food packing event. Along with hundreds of volunteers, we were able to help package over 90,000 (YES, 90.000) meals to be distributed to local Jacksonville families in need.
It is easy to think of severe hunger as something that happens in other places. Third-world countries and underdeveloped nations. The truth is, it is happening right here in our city and all across America. People are starving and need help. It is our responsibility to help those around us who need it. we encourage you to do what you can and volunteer your time to help make someone’s life a little better.
Below is some information about Hunger Fight and their mission. Feel free to reach out and see what you can do to help them end hunger in our city and the country as a whole. If you want to help… The best place to start is in our own backyard.
Call Us Today! 904.274.4823
Founded November 2012
To provide nutritious meals to children and families deemed food insecure and hungry in our local communities with an emphasis on school backpack programs.
To eradicate hunger and food insecurity in our local communities throughout the Southeast.
Problem is food insecurity and Hunger
Food insecurity affects 1 in 6 people and nearly 1 in 4 children
According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 42.2 million people live in food insecure households with 10.9 million of these households having “very low food security.” What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food. Low food security was getting worse even before the recession – the number of people in this category in 2010 is nearly double the number in 2000.
Solution to provide a child or even entire family with nutritionally balanced, stand alone meals all for the low cost of $.25 per serving.
Our 3 Meals
All-American favorites, these meals are accepted and well-liked dishes that are highly requested by school backpack programs, food pantries and other food relief facilities.
Beans-N-Rice: includes long grain rice, pre cooked dried pinto beans, 6 dehydrated vegetables, fortified soy protein and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
Cheezy Mac: includes elbow macaroni, powdered cheese, fortified soy protein and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
Oatmeal: includes oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Each packaged meal contains enough food to provide six servings.
School backpack programs and food pantries have experienced a dramatic increase in food needs for children, seniors, and families over the past two years. These meals are a great way to provide a nutritionally balanced meal that meets the recommended dietary guidelines and taste great!
This problem is not unique to any one region, state, city or town.
1 in 6 Americans don’t have access to enough food as hunger has NO boundaries. Many people believe the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Hunger affects all social economic status.
Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
- 41% of households served by food organizations have at least 1 working adult in the household
- 25% of adults interviewed during a Hunger study have attended college or a technical school
- More than 6.4 million children are living in food-insecure households
- The prevalence of food insecurity varied considerably among household types. Rates of food insecurity were higher than the national average (12.7 percent) for the following groups
- All households with children (16.6 percent),
- Households with children under age 6 (16.9 percent),
- Households with children headed by a single woman (30.3 percent),
- Households with children headed by a single man (22.4 percent)
- The lack of adequate nutrition affects cognitive and behavioral development as well as physical growth, resulting in irritability, fatigue and difficulty concentrating
- Limited resources prevent 42 Million Americans from getting enough food
- 69% have to weigh between paying their electric bill or purchasing food
- 23% are Children
- 19% are elderly on a fixed budget
- Less than 9% are homeless
Hunger Fight, Inc.
2935 Dawn Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Home Office: (904) 374-5623
Gainesville/Ocala: (352) 745-5027
Savannah/Brunswick: (912) 342-9701
Daytona/Lake City: (386) 315-1992
Why we give back.
One of the main reason we are in the real estate business is to effect a positive change on our neighborhoods and the city of Jacksonville as a whole. We take houses and property that is a nuisance and eyesore to it’s neighbors (dragging down the entire area) and turn it back into a home that a family can be proud of. There are few better feelings than taking something old and broken and turning it into something that provides value to the world.
Freedom Home Buyers believes it’s our responsibility to give back to the communities we work in. We partake in charity work, beautification projects and church organized events all over the city of Jacksonville.
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Who is FREEDOM HOME BUYERS?
Freedom Home Buyers is a local Jacksonville company with the experience in purchasing real estate. We have over 400 successful deals under our belts in the past 4 years. Unlike some "Cash For Houses" businesses, we are an established member of the Jacksonville community. Our office is located in the historic Riverside district @ 1605 King Street. We have a full staff of trained professionals to help you with your real estate needs. We are BBB ACCREDITED. You can rest assured that Freedom Home Buyers can help solve your real estate problems.