Welcome to the May 2024 Newsletter

May Collections! Thank you to every church, group, business and community member that collects food to share with food insecure Putnam County children!! Send us your pictures so we can share them please!

Below are a few pictures from this past month.

Ameris Bank

Women of the Moose

Watson Realty Putnam

The 2024 Spring Aspirants of Zeta Mu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated

Peniel Baptist Church

Join us in June! As you gear up for the beach and pool parties, we will be prepping for the upcoming 2024/2025 school year!

Thank you Larry Harvey for your donation of 2200 packs of tuna to send home with kids to start their summer off with full tummies!! Thank you for your support in feeding 800 food insecure children every weekend!!!

Recognizing the School Pantry Coordinators

During the recent PCSD School Board meeting, Feed the Need of PC had the honor of acknowledging the outstanding efforts and commitment of the school Pantry Coordinators. These individuals dedicate themselves to collecting food from the FTN warehouse, transferring it to their respective school pantries, and meticulously organizing it to ensure that every student in need receives their weekend bag.

While the tireless efforts of Feed the Need persist throughout the year to support these students, the unwavering dedication and diligence of each Pantry Coordinator goes unseen.

Pictured left to right: Superintendent Rick Surrency, FTN Board Bud McInnis, CTE Director/FTN Board Renee Hough, Moseley Para Carrie Offord, PHS EXCEL Teacher Michelle Parnell, Kelley Smith Cindy David, IHS Executive Secretary Leslie Smith, IHS Bookkeeper Melissa Whittington, Mellon Head Custodian Franshewn Howell, Moseley Para Aleshia Hall, James A Long MTSS/PBIS Coordinator Holly Johns, Ochwilla Para Diane Williams, Middleton Burney Para Jocelyn Lara, Middlton Burney Para Dakota Whitley, PCSD Director of Community Relations/FTN Board Ashley McCool, FTN Board Brittany Goodson, School Board Sandra Gilyard.

Pictured on the lower row: FTN Board Jackie Porter, FTN Community Liaison Stacey Eisold, FTN Executive Director Denise Bramlitt

Not Pictured: James A Long School Counselor Shanna Cribbs, James A Long Para Alyce Henry, Jenkins Bookkeeper Tina Alford, Kelley Smith Parent Volunteer Dana Gill, Middleton Burney FTN Volunteer Urbano Guevara, and Browning Pearce FTN Volunteer Carlene Emery

Volunteer Birthdays!

May 11th Jennie Farnham

May 13th Keith Gibson

Volunteer Spotlight

Richard Pickis fights hunger along side us at Feed the Need! Not only working hard at warehouse packing, he often picks up rescued food to bring back to the FTN warehouse to make sure more kids are fed!

In Loving Memory of Mary JoAnn Thompson

This newsletter is a heartfelt tribute to Mary JoAnn Thompson, honored through monthly donations to Feed the Need of Putnam County by her devoted 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.

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!

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.

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

 Facebook Birthday fundraisers are a fun way to support FTN! In Facebook, click on the square made out of dots in the top right corner, choose Fundraiser at the bottom right. Please find Feed The Need of Putnam County for your next Birthday Fundraiser!!

Facts About Child Hunger in America

"There is no possible excuse for children to go hungry in this country. Yet it happens - every day, in every community."

Read this article by No Kid Hungry

One of Feed the Need of Putnam County's supporters!

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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