Fueling the Brightest Futures
Fueling the Brightest Futures
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.
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.
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:
Watch how Living Hungry clients heal their disease using our Healthy Food Prescriptions. Meet our clients and hear their own stories of how they use food as medicine and why the HFP works for them. Special thanks to our PBA intern, Morgan Therrien, who won #1 best video 2020 from the SPJ Association of Professional Journalists with this video.
Watch how Living Hungry is changing the lives of our local homeless hungry students. You can too! Join us.
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 were known to be homeless in Palm Beach County Schools in 2019. We plan to feed all we can. Here's your part: Adopt a School. Take a Classroom. Feed One Student.
Homeless students identified in PBC schools live outside, on sofas, in cars, motels, or shelters. Many endure 68 hours of hunger over the weekend away from school. Hope is now found in a $10 bag of food that solves the problem for 1 child for 1 weekend. Together we will feed al homeless children and teens in our schools. You are the hope. Help today. Every dollar feeds kids.
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.
Our Collaborative Approach Succeeds again! Proud to Partner with Buccan Provisions to bring millions of meals to those in need through the hands of Living Hungry partners and dozens of feeders. Plus produce boxes and pantry boxes too!
"Buccan Provisions, Ember Group & Living Hungry & dozens more agencies" WON the Nonprofits First Hats Off Award FOR BEST COLLABORATIVE OF THE YEAR 2020!
Living Hungry with 3 million pounds of food was one of the nation's largest community partner distributor of the USDA Farms to Families Boxes entrusted by to GA Foods & Five Star Foods, Freedom Fresh, J&J Produce, Sysco, DiMare, and Mac Edwards with 155,000 boxes each feeding a family for one week during Covid. Living Hungry partnered with cities and teams across 9 counties including
City of West Palm Beach
Uninc. PBC County OCR
North West Palm Beach RISE
Pahokee & Glades
Ft. Lauderdale, Broward & SFHC
Naples & Immokalee Lee & Collier County
Sysco Rural - Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee
Sysco FS Dade & Monroe
When COVID19 struck in March, 2019 Maura's friend Rodney Mayo, owner of Subculture Group's 17 restaurants was forced to lay off 650 amazing, dedicated staff. He called Maura for food, and instead started Hospitality Helping Hands together with Kimberly Mitchell and Living Hungry. "We were up to 7 restaurants funded and open, creating 21,500 meals a week, with 120 agencies coming every hour, 7 days a week to feed the elderly, the children, the sick, and everyone who needed a meal"- Maura Plante, CEO LH. Volunteers drove in from Ft. Lauderdale to Jupiter, to Pahokee. Living Hungry and H3 fulfilled a $30,000 contract with the City of West Palm Beach and also fed dozens of communities for the first 5 months of the pandemic.
Living Hungry led a 19-lead partner collaborative to End Hunger in PBC in summer 2018. 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.
CLICK HERE>> Watch the WPTV Ch 5 News Piece
"War on Hunger Collaborative" WON the Nonprofits First Hats Off Award FOR BEST COLLABORATIVE OF THE YEAR 2018 !
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.
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!
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 our 5th "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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
MAIL TO: 335 E Linton Blvd. Suite B14-2226, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment