United Way of Central Florida is expanding our End Hunger Initiative to include three locations in Highlands County. Thanks to a private donation and grant funding from the Highlands County CARES program, an Avon Park location has been determined, but we are still looking to fund two (2) mobile food pantries; one each in Sebring and Lake Placid. $22,000 per site will be awarded contingent on funding requirements and partnership agreement with Feeding Tampa Bay. $18,000 will be paid directly to Feeding Tampa Bay to cover the cost of food and transportation. Mobile Food Pantry Drops will include frozen meats, fresh produce and dairy for up to 200+ families. The remaining $4,000 is available for the program’s administrative, marketing and training expenses.
United Way of Central Florida seeks to end hunger and food insecurity by providing frozen meat, fresh produce and dairy in three food-insecure areas in Central Florida. In keeping with its practice of providing holistic services that address the root cause of critical needs, UWCF also seeks to use this opportunity to provide access to financial education, health services and educational opportunities in areas where these services are limited.
To apply download the Request For Proposals (RFP) below and follow the guidelines to complete your application. Applications are due by Friday, November 13, 2020, via email to Rod.Crowley@uwcf.org.
The UWCF Highlands County Advisory Board will review announce the funded programs the week of November 16, 2020.