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Help keep Northeast Florida’s children well fed and well read

Help keep Northeast Florida’s children well fed and well read

Volunteer for the NEFAR Charitable Foundation’s Hunger Fight Pack-a-Thon


Can you spare a couple of hours to ensure Northeast Florida children and families have enough to eat this holiday season?

Each day 2,567,300 people in Florida go hungry and 723,540 of them are children, according to Feeding America. To help ensure no child or family goes hungry in Northeast Florida during the winter holidays, the NEFAR Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a Hunger Fight Pack-a-Thon event in early December and needs your help as a volunteer.

The Pack-a-Thon event will be held Wednesday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Adam W. Herbert University Center at the University of North Florida (UNF), 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, 32224. Boxed lunches will be served right after the event.

This year, the NEFAR Charitable Foundation is donating $25,000 so that Hunger Fight can provide 75,000 meals to hungry children, families, and seniors in Northeast Florida. The generous contribution will also supply the nonprofit with 2,500 children’s books to assist Hunger Fight’s effort to combat illiteracy in the region.

While the NEFAR Charitable Foundation is willing to fund the event, NEFAR still needs 400 volunteers from the REALTOR® community to pack the meals at UNF on the morning of December 1. If a REALTOR® office would like to get a team of 10 volunteers together, they can reserve a company table. To register click here.

Although no sponsorships are required this year, donations to the NEFAR Charitable Foundation to assist this worthy cause are greatly appreciated.

For those who volunteer for the event, it will be as if Christmas has come early. Participants will receive a small gift from NEFAR and also have their names placed in a drawing for several exciting prizes.

2021 marks the fourth time NEFAR has contributed to Hunger Fight through a Pack-a-Thon event and the first time the REALTOR® association has contributed to Hunger Fight’s new Feed-the-Need-to-Read program, which it now runs in conjunction with its Feed-the-Backpack program, that continues to provide nutritious meals to Title 1 elementary school children and their families. Through the new reading program, Hunger Fight provides colorful, age-appropriate books to underserved preschoolers in day care centers throughout the region.