The weather is just starting to warm up,

and so are our volunteers!

Volunteers Hard at Work

Thank to all of our bi-weekly warehouse volunteers!

Feed the Need couldn't run smoothly without you!

A special thank you to Peniel Baptist Academy for joining us in the warehouse this month to pack family bags for Putnam County families in need!

March Food Drives!

Thank you to all of the churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals who are collecting!! Every bit goes towards feeding 800 kids each weekend of the school year!

Just a few of the collections in February!

THANK YOU!! Not all are pictured: Christian Motorcyclist Association, School of the Heights, Church of the Heights, Open Door Church of God Palatka, Peniel Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, DKG, St James United Methodist, Ameris Bank HWY 19, Grace Fellowship, Christ Independent Methodist, Liberty Church, Watson Realty Putnam County, Women of the Moose, and many, many community members collecting for Feed the Need!!

Let us know if we missed listing your organization!

Send us your pictures to FeedtheNeedPutnam@Yahoo.com

Christian Motorcyclist Association

Open Door Church of God Palatka

School of the Heights

Peniel Baptist Church

Need Coming Next Month

Reusable Grocery Bags

Do you have extra reusable grocery bags you're not using? If so, we can use them! Each month we pack about 100 family food bags to send to Putnam County families in need. The bags are an easier way for them to transport the food and the families will have a bag to reuse! Pictured: Vernice Krantz, Denise Bramlitt, Gloria Barlow, and Stacey Eisold.

Jif Peanut Butter Donation

Thank you to the Jif plant in Lexington, Kentucky for another pallet of peanut butter! This was made possible through Bill and Josey Curtis consistently working on behalf of Feed the Need.

This is the 4th year Jif has donated peanut butter for our weekend feeding program!

93 cases were transported to Florida by R.J. Corman Railroad Group, thank you! Thank you, Josey, for your commitment to ensure it was shipped. Thank you, Bill Curtis and Mary Batt of Lexington, Kentucky, for continuing to put in a good word with Jif to have peanut butter donated to students in Putnam County, Florida!

This is a group effort. Once it arrives at the railroad, it must be picked up and delivered to FTN. A big shout out to David Minor for traveling to get the pallet and delivering it to our warehouse!

Because of our team effort once again, peanut butter and jelly will be going out this week for spring break! Thank you all!

In Loving Memory of Mary JoAnn Thompson

This Newsletter is dedicated to the memory of Mary JoAnn Thompson through a monthly donation to Feed the Need of Putnam County by her loving sons.

Memorial Donations

If you would like to honor your loved one with a Memorial Donation please reach out to us at feedtheneedputnam@yahoo.com or 386-937-3862.

FTN's sponsorship program lets your loved one's memory continue in a positive way. Sponsorships may be made in someone's name to honor the memory of someone you love.

We need your Google Reviews

Submitting a Google review is a quick and non-monetary way to help Feed the Need! Giving a good review and sharing your experience or thoughts about FTN will help others in the community to be aware of the great things FTN is contributing to Putnam County Students. Click on the Google picture to link directly to review.

Great Nonprofits

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. Great Nonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2024 Top-Rated Awards. Will you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes!

Click on the logo for the link!

Putnam County Fair March 22-30, 2024

Stop by the Feed the Need Booth at the Fair this month!

Click Here to Visit Putnam County Fair Website

Coming Soon Fall 2024

March Volunteer Birthdays

March 16th - Kan Dee Bacon

Kan Dee recently joined the FTN volunteer team in September. She volunteers for FTN because she worked in the school system and saw the need for the students, and felt this is way she can help those that need it.

She is a Putnam County Native, has lived here all her life, and loves this community.

Kan Dee loves to read, exercise, go to the beach and is pretty much happy doing most anything. She has been married for 37 years and has 2 children and 3 & ¾ grandchildren (1 due in April)! Happy Birthday Kan Dee!

March 20th - Brittany Goodson

Brittany has volunteered with FTN since January of 2023. She is one of our treasured Board Members! The reason she volunteers for FTN is because she has recognized the need for an organization that helps feed children, specifically in Putnam County. She says, “When kids do not eat properly it can affect behavior and learning”!

She loves Putnam County because the community always comes together to help anyone in need! Brittany enjoys spending time with family, they love being outdoors, on the water, or in the woods! She is a lifelong Putnam County resident. She is happily married to a loving and supportive husband, with 2 children (a boy, 15, and a girl, 8). Happy Birthday Brittany!

March 29th - Gord Jordan

Gord has volunteered with Feed the Need for about a month and a half. We are happy to have him! He is a snowbird from Alberta, Canada and will be moving to Novia Scotia soon. He has volunteered with various organizations for the last 40 years and he not only volunteers with FTN now, but he also volunteers 1 - 2 days a week at the Putnam County Shelter. Gord feels that Putnam County is a very convenient place to live, it’s close to the river and the city. He also enjoys the climate (he might not say the same if he stays until August)! He likes “hot rodding”, classic car restoration and home renovation. Gord has a daughter that lives in northern Ontario. Thank you for joining the team and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

 Facebook Birthday fundraisers are an excellent way to support FTN! In Facebook, just click Resources & Tools, choose create a fundraiser, & select which organization you want to support!! Please choose Feed The Need of Putnam County for your next Birthday Fundraiser!!

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

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