Winn-Dixie holds mobile food pantry for Hunger Action Month

Grocer partners with Feeding Northeast Florida to combat food insecurity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One in seven people struggle with hunger in Florida and the food insecurity rate is nearly 18% in Duval County, according to Winn-Dixie.

The grocer is partnering with Feeding Northeast Florida to recognize September as Hunger Action Month with a drive-thru food pantry event for the community.

Feeding America member food banks are lifelines for people who may not have access to a healthy meal, Winn-Dixie said.

The grocer will distribute more than $25,000 worth of food to its neighbors in need (while supplies last) during the event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at SEG Technology Center at 5050 Edgewood Ave. in Jacksonville.  

This is a part of Winn-Dixie's ongoing effort to fight food insecurity and to provide associates with the hands-on opportunity to positively impact communities in the Jacksonville area. 

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.