Jacksonville, FL., July 3, 2018– Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville recently partnered with Feeding Northeast Florida, a hunger relief organization and food bank that works with local grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms to rescue high-quality food and transform it into meals for those in need.
The partnership, which entails Feeding Northeast Florida providing nutritional food items each week, further supports Ronald McDonald House Charitie of Jacksonville’s health and wellness program. Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville supports the health and wellbeing of more than 1,000 families of critically ill children seeking care at local medical treatment facilities. Through Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s health and wellness program, families are provided three nutritious meals, including a home cooked dinner every day of the week.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s Executive Director, Diane Boyle said this of the new community partnership, “We are excited to enter into this important partnership with Feeding Northeast Florida. Together, we will make a difference in providing nutritious meals to our families. Our collaboration supports both of our missions and also supports our health and wellness program at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville by ensuring that our nutrition program always has a stable pantry of wholesome foods for our families.”
Feeding Northeast Florida President and CEO, Frank D. Castillo was pleased with the official launch stating, “So many families in Jacksonville and beyond are one unexpected life event away from needing food assistance. The work that Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville does on behalf of children needing medical treatment is critical. As the region’s largest hunger-relief network, we are proud to come alongside them in this effort to ensure that these families have the nourishment they need. Through this strategic partnership, we are making sure these families do not have to worry from where their next meal will come and can have the healthy food necessary for their child to get well.”