Feed the Need

Program overview

Feed the Need Florida launched in 2020 as a response to increased food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and continues to respond to the dynamic food needs of our community. This program gathers excess produce from Florida farmers to distribute fresh groceries and prepared meals to students and families in need. Since its inception, Feed the Need has served over 1.8 million meals and “rescued” over 790,00 pounds of Florida-grown produce.

Volunteers are an important part of the 4Roots family and key to the success of our mission.

We need volunteers to help us from seed to feed:

  • Seeding
  • Packaging fresh produce from local farmers
  • Distributing fresh locally grown produce to the community
  • Gleaning
  • Composting
  • Building box gardens
  • Gardening

Your time can make a big difference.

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Program impact

1,822,241

served meals

791,358

pounds of donated produce

41

farmers supported annually

Events

AUGUST 11

5 Volunteers Needed for packing bags of produce (9:00am – 11:00am) – Orlando, FL 32804

AUGUST 13

5 Volunteers Needed for food distribution (7:00am – 12:00pm) – Orlando, FL 32807

AUGUST 16

5 Volunteers Needed packing bags of produce (9:00am – 11:00am) – Orlando, FL 32804

AUGUST 17

10 Volunteers Needed for food distribution (7:30am – 12:00pm) – Orlando, FL 32809

SEPTEMBER 8

8 Volunteers Needed for packing bags of produce (9:00am – 11:30pm) – Orlando, FL 32804

SEPTEMBER 10

10 Volunteers Needed for food distribution (9:00am – 4:00pm)– Orlando, FL 32811

SEPTEMBER 10

5 Volunteers Needed for food distribution (7:30am – 12:00pm)– Orlando, FL 32807

OCTOBER 6

5 Volunteers Needed for packing bags of produce (9:00am – 11:00am) – Orlando, FL 32804

OCTOBER 8

5 Volunteers Needed for food distribution (8:00am – 12:00pm) – Orlando, FL 32807

DECEMBER 15

6 Volunteers Needed for packing bags of produce (9:00am – 12:00pm) – Orlando, FL 32804

DECEMBER 17

3 Volunteers Needed for food distribution (8:30am – 12:00pm) – Orlando, FL 32805

Thank You to a few of our Community Distribution Partners