5,141,000 Meals / 20,000 Fuel Up Packs/ 81,000 Children+

Watch how Living Hungry is changing the lives of our local homeless hungry students. You can too! Join us.

What we believe


Every Child has Potential

The Fact is 1 out of 5 American students are failing to thrive due to malnourishment. Hunger plagues our American children living in poverty, right here at home.  Food is the #1 social determinant of health .Many endure 68 hours of hunger over the weekend away from school meals.  Malnourishment robs our young  students of their brightest futures, from elementary school to high school. This problem is solvable. We solve it. 

Maura Plante founded Living Hungry to nourish children well to realize their full potential.  Her dedication is total, her passion is infectious.

Read Maura's Bio here >> 


Worth Nourishing

Living Hungry is a  new charity born of the belief every child has a potential worth nourishing. Poverty setbacks and malnutrition plague our at-risk teens and homeless youth worst. Living Hungry is created to provide nutrition products and logistical solutions by teaming with our fiscal agent South Florida Hunger Coalition and funding partners to feed the children to change the storyline and unleash hidden genius in the next generation.   

Currently Feeding Students, Youth & People in Palm Beach County, Collier County, Okeechobee County, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Hendry County, Broward County and expanding fast. Be next.


Innovating Superheroes

Our vision is big. Not to fuel children to overcome poverty barriers, but to unleash wild success stories! We want to see young Americans come from behind, tap into their “hunger” to realize their dreams, imagine their brightest futures, and then live out their best lives. 

How do we do this? We innovate solutions to today's problems. We use  iterative product development, R&D, efficient supply chain logistics, and build maverick  collaboratives. We partner well. We build to scale, to integrate local collaborators, to automate systems. Net effect results in dynamic and sustainable platforms. All to fuel up the most at-risk students for peak performance:

  • Homeless Students: Operation "Not One Hungry Homeless Student in Palm Beach County"  weekend feeding program 
  • "Food is Medicine" combats Diabetes with Food, Cooking, Classes & love.
  • At-Risk Teenagers: "WHOLE TEEN HEALTHY" program
  • New program concept percolating next. Stay tuned.

"Food Is Medicine" Program

Changing healthcare, Transforming Lives, using Food As Medicine.


We BELIEVE Food is Medicine.  

Food-as-Medicine interventions have demonstrated dramatic improvements in outcomes in patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes and heart disease through access to fresh food, nutrition knowledge, and food related habits such as a plant based diet and exercise. 

We launched our 17-week pilot program at MyClinic  on  July 16, 2018, inviting 20 Diabetic clients each from MyClinic, The Jupiter Medical Center, and the Healthcare District's C. L. Brumback Clinic in Jupiter.  The Diabetes Coalition is providing free A1C testing and screeners before and after.  Healthier Jupiter is connecting the community and city of Jupiter to come together fast and furious to bring this program to life. Our entire team is dedicated to the health of our clients.

Living Hungry with SFHC and Poverello designed the program, won the funding as a Health Care District sponsored program, and formed the coalition of 9 partners with one goal in mind: To reverse the setbacks of poverty and malnutrition plaguing our local Diabetic neighbors, adults, families and children in order  to improve healthy eating habits, to lower blood sugar levels and weight, to spike energy and to reinvigorate a joy for life and cooking healthy foods. We are  6 weeks into the intervention;  we are seeing these exact results in our 65 clients, and as many as 195 family members.

Our model was the Geisinger Fresh Food Farmacy shared with us by Pat McNamara, CEO Palm Healthcare.  

We are all grateful to our generous funder, the Healthcare District of Palm Beach County. Thank you for believing in us. 


Palm Beach County Campaign

Let's Feed our Teens & Little Children

Let's Feed our Teens & Little Children


We will not stop until every hungry homeless student is fed every weekend of the school year in Palm Beach County. We are going big! 4,000 students are known to be homeless in Palm Beach County Schools. We plan to feed them all. Here's your part: Adopt a School. Take a Classroom. Feed One Student. 


<<VIDEO: Watch Teens Cook  & Learn Why Homeless Student Campaign is On Now>>

Let's Feed our Teens & Little Children

Let's Feed our Teens & Little Children

Let's Feed our Teens & Little Children


Over 880 homeless students were identified in Collier schools last year. Many endure 68 hours of hunger over the weekend away from school. We set out to change that at Avalon Elementary and Manatee Middle School. We teamed with the best, Food Angels. Hope is now found in a $8 bag of food that solves the problem for 1 child for 1 weekend. Together we will feed all 70 kids! You are the hope. Help today.. 


Corporate Social Responsibility

Let's Feed our Teens & Little Children

Corporate Social Responsibility


No Matter where you meet, your meeting can have a lasting impact. To experience the joy, add packing Living Hungry packs to the agenda. Any group, party, meeting, small or large, will have fun packing Fuel Up Bags for local homeless students to eat over the weekend. Personal hand-written notes cheer on the one receiving the bag  making this a memorable experience all will be talking about long afterwards. 

<<VIDEO: Watch 500 Florida County Commissioners Enjoy the Packing Experience>> 


All Hands On Deck!

Costs < 14 Cents per meal Delivered!

35,000 Take-Home Meals Go Home


Our  Collaborative Approach Succeeds. Proud to Partner with  Farm Share, Jooociful,  Sysco, SFHC, Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach County School District School Food Service.    

7 agencies, 1 mission accomplished.

CLICK HERE>> Watch the WPTV Ch 5  News Piece 

"War on Hunger Collaborative" Nominated for Nonprofits First Hats Off Award FOR BEST COLLABORATIVE OF THE YEAR! 

35,000 Take-Home Meals Go Home

Costs < 14 Cents per meal Delivered!

35,000 Take-Home Meals Go Home

Palm Beach County Schools feed take home meals at summer sites with Living Hungry

Fed 25K-30K  kids and their families with organic juices and meals for weekends or nights, reaching little siblings, adults or seniors. Take-home distributions were hosted at 14 summer school feeding sites across Riviera Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth and the Glades. Reach was dramatically Increased. 

CLICK HERE>> Palm  Beach County Schools TEN Network Shares Our Story

Costs < 14 Cents per meal Delivered!

Costs < 14 Cents per meal Delivered!

Costs < 14 Cents per meal Delivered!

Free meals for summer hungry kids, Farm Share thank you!

60,000 Students rely on school cafeteria meals during the school year "But during summer it can be difficult for some parents to  provide every meal."  Donated by Farm Share and Jooociful, funded and brought home by Sysco SEFL  with Trucks and Volunteers. 

1 meal + juice  cost less than 14 cents!

CLICK HERE>> Catch the WPBF ABC Ch 25 News for a different perspective 

"Whole Teen Healthy" Jump Starts Habits Today to last a Lifetime

With anger and violence at an all time highs among our American teenagers today, we want to do something to change the dialogue. Let's work on whole teen health. Mental health. Physical health. Nutritional health. Self confidence and connecting. Healthy habits formed today as teens can last a lifetime.  

Living Hungry is seeking funding for "Whole Teen Healthy program" now with open conversations hotline and events hosted by the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Physical health screenings for obesity, diabetes by Volunteer Nurses of Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Nutrition education with Cooking Matters, along with whole foods, plant based groceries to fuel our most at risk teens now. 

We are proud of how we got our start feeding Teens:  Palm Beach County Youth Services & Mayor Melissa McKinlay asked Living Hungry to design a weekend bag of food teens will eat with enough  healthy nutrition to last the weekend.  Meet the Filling Station!  This product is packed with love from Living Hungry, South Florida Hunger Coalition, and The Poverello Center. All three partners agree, our healthy teens deserve the best quality nutrition, fresh produce, fruits and vegetables. 100 Teens at  the Boys & Girls  Clubs Glades Teen Center enjoyed the bags last summer. Thanks to the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County "Great Ideas Grant" for $25,000,  50 Teens at the Police Athletic League in West Palm Beach receive weekly Fuel Up Teen Packs all year long, with cooking classes and loads of free snacks!

The Palm Beach County Youth Empowerment Centers in Belle Glade, Riviera Beach and Lake Worth mentor some amazing teenagers who have enjoyed these 9,000 calorie bags of food to sustain them over many weekends.  Watch Mayor McKinlay reveal Palm Beach County's new "Fill the Gap" Teen Weeknd Feeding Program  on Channel 12 Live Town Hall Panel on Seasonal Hunger at minute 50

 Inquire at 561-400-2712 or maura@livinghungry.org



Contact Us

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We Love to Party at your Place

Please do not hesitate to contact us to Stage a Packing Party at your home, office, church, synagogue, parking lot, tent, hut, yurt or school. We come to you with the food, you pack the weekend "Fuel Up Bags" for fun while fundraising. We all feed the Kids and have a Ball. 

Contact Maura@LivingHungry.org to set up yours!

Living Hungry

WAREHOUSE: 1901 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409

HQ: 933 SE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33483, United States CONTACT: Maura Plante, Founder (561) 400-2712

Warehouse Hours


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm 

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed