food insecurity

Three South Florida Organizations Advance to Food Insecurity Challenge Statewide Finals

In the fourth and final regional pitch event for the week, GuideWell selected three South Florida organizations to advance to the Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge state finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Bridge to Hope, Lotus House and Memory Trees were selected from 9 regional finalists across South Florida on Sept. 13 to each receive $2,000 in funding to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity.

• Bridge to Hope (Miami-Dade County): Hope Hubs is a mobile food pantry that delivers services directly to underserved communities.

• Lotus House (Miami-Dade County): The Farm at Lotus Village is an interactive learning environment and educational program for homeless children that uses a working hydroponic urban farm

Three Central Florida Organizations Receive Seed Money to Fight Food Insecurity, Earn Opportunity to Win More Funding

GuideWell today selected three Central Florida organizations to receive seed money to implement their innovative ideas to address food insecurity in our community. Team Zero, Fleet Farming and ElderPoint Ministries were selected from 10 regional finalists across Central Florida to receive $2,000 in funding. In addition, they will advance to GuideWell’s Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge finals where they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a $20,000 state grand prize. Funds will be used to reduce or eliminate food insecurity in their respective local communities. The three innovative ideas from Central Florida organizations advancing to the finals include: