imagine no hunger!
switch to the 'imagine' SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE
and help end hUnger in florida
"Imagine is a great word to spread around and I was happy to do this because it is helping a very important charity."
Yoko Ono Lennon.
Yoko Ono Lennon.
John Lennon self-portrait image ©Yoko Ono Lennon. Authorized by Yoko Ono Lennon.
Yoko Ono Lennon has kindly authorized the use of the John Lennon self-portrait image to help the Feeding Florida (formerly Florida Association of Food Banks) in their ongoing fight to end hunger in Florida.
Over $3.5 million has been raised to help end hunger in Florida through the official 'Imagine' specialty license plate program.
Funds go to Feeding Florida, a 501c(3) charitable non-profit organization, which serves all 67 counties in Florida.
Feeding Florida (formerly Florida Association of Food Banks) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to ending hunger in Florida. Statewide, our 13 regional food banks provide food to 2,500 community- and faith-based non-profit agencies. Each week, 106,200 volunteers provide a total of 483,900 hours to support programs throughout our network.
Millions of Americans are struggling with hunger, including hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet - and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.
Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity.
Together, we feed 325,400 clients in a typical week and 2,585,200 people are served every year by our network. In FY 2013-2014, we distributed 197 million pounds of food to Florida families in need. An estimated 4,203,608 meals each year are provided through programs specifically targeted to at-risk children.