WHAT: Please note: this is a media event only, not a food distribution.
Feeding Northeast Florida announces the launch of its second Corner Market mobile panty, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville. This event will serve as a media introduction to a new program created by Feeding Northeast Florida which provides food resources and nutrition guidance to those facing food insecurity at a neighborhood level in the Northwest Quadrant of the city.
With this client-choice pantry on wheels, Feeding Northeast Florida will be able to track individual progress over time with the prescriptive nutrition model, providing a comprehensive analysis of the program’s impact.
The market was funded through a grant of $200,000 from the City of Jacksonville’s Food Desert funding within the City’s Northwest Economic Development Fund. Additional funding was provided by Florida Blue, United Healthcare, Robert and Margaret Hill, The Michael Ward and Jennifer Glock Foundation, and The Jaguars Foundation.
WHO: Susan King, CEO Feeding Northeast Florida
Kirk Wendlend, Executive Director of the City of Jacksonville’s Office of Economic Development
Suzanne Pickett, Director of Housing and Urban Development for the Jacksonville Urban League
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Media are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 a.m. The program will promptly start at 10 a.m. and run approximately 20 minutes. You are welcome to stay until 11:30 a.m. for additional questions, photos or B-roll.
WHERE: Kids Hope Alliance
1095 A Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Free parking will be available on site.
Photo and video opportunities include:
- Interviews with speakers about how this new program differs from the standard food distribution model
- A tour of the mobile market
- The pantry in use with community partners
While the event will mainly take place out of doors, masks will be required. We will be following all CDC recommendations to ensure the health and safety of staff, media and guests. Entry into the mobile pantry will be staggered to ensure proper social distancing.
For media inquiries only, contact:
904-707-0475 (cell) • email@example.com