February 2024 Newsletter

February 1, 2024 Teen Hunger Awareness Packing Event

The Teen Hunger Awareness Packing Event was a HUGE SUCCESS and SO MUCH FUN!! The teens and the adults danced their way to packing 30,000 meals to share with local food-insecure students!!

Thank you to our event sponsors State Farm, Susan Helwig - State Farm, Agent Edith Aldrich - State Farm Agent and Azalea City Kiwanis!!!

Thank you 3rd St. Charities for sponsoring the pizza to feed 200 hardworking teens!!

Thank you to Grace Fellowship Church for the use of your fellowship hall!

Thank you Wayne Westbury for all the crazy fun music to pack (and dance) along with!

Thank you David Chudzik for the fantastic filming!!

And thank you to all of the TEENS and their adults who came out to PACK 30,000 MEALS!!

Thank you Azalea City Kiwanis for sponsoring the Teen Packing Event!

Thank you State Farm for your $5000.00 Event Sponsorship with a State Farm Grant!

Happy February 3rd Birthday Diana Jones!!!

We would like to spotlight one of our hardest working volunteers for her birthday!

  Diana started volunteering with FTN in the very beginning, on the school side of it. She worked at Kelley Smith Elementary as the Executive Secretary. She picked up the food from the FTN warehouse, delivered it to Kelley Smith, then distributed it to all the students in need, until she retired in 2018. She then started volunteering at the warehouse.

  Diana volunteers for FTN because it’s close to her heart and she believes in it. Seeing the kids firsthand at the schools receive their food, after devouring their breakfast and wanting more, she saw their hunger in action. She worked in Putnam County Schools for 32 years, in elementary, middle, and high schools.

  She loves Putnam County because she and her husband Roger raised children here, it’s just a good small hometown, and you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone you know. She says it’s a good place to raise your family.

  Diana loves reading and walking. She and Roger have been married for 48 years!! They have 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 4 great children!

We love you, Diana! Happy Birthday!

Jelly Drives

Y'all have been busy collecting JELLY to send home in the backpacks of 800 local food insecure kids! Thank you so much to each individual, church and business that has collected for Feed the Need! Your donations add up and make a huge difference!

Judge Gennusa and the Putnam County Courthouse employees. Pictured Deputy Jones.

Upper Room Servants that is the Palatka Chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association. Pictured, Debby Bogart.

Dave Chudzik and HCA employees!

March is Potted Meat!!

If you are able to collect shelf stable protein for FTN, please drop off at Bramlitt's at 110 N State Rd 19, Palatka. Thank you!

Reusable Grocery Bags

If you have extra reusable groceries bags that are just taking up space, we can use them! Every month we pack about 100 "family food bags" to go home with families at the schools that need a little extra help.

Feed the Need of Putnam County

PO Box 1321, Palatka, FL 32177

(386) 937-3862

Food Donation Drop Off: 

110 N State Rd 19

Palatka, FL 32177

Email: FeedtheNeedPutnam@Yahoo.com

Website: www.FeedtheNeedofPutnam.org

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