Thank you for visiting Feed The Need of Putnam County, Inc.. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food to local food insecure children through various programs and initiatives. Explore our website to learn more about our mission and how you can get involved. We are an over the weekend backpack program for food insecure children.
We are not a food pantry.
Feed the Need of Putnam County’s mission is to feed food-insecure students within Putnam County Schools with over-the-weekend food. Students are identified by teachers and faculty within the PCSD. All participating schools have a designated food pantry and support team to distribute food to the identified food-insecure students. The basic weekend food supplied for students by FTN is critical for students living in low-income households. Putnam County is ranked 66 of 67 for food insecurity, and 85% are on free meals at PCSD. Feed the Need is partnered with the Putnam County School District to ensure that no students go hungry over the weekends. Currently, 800 students receive weekend food each weekend from FTN.
The Palatka Daily News 2023 Reader's Choice voted Feed the Need of Putnam County Honorable Mention Civic Organization! Thank you to the readers and supporters of FTN, including the volunteers that play a huge part in making this all happen!
We truly are honored!
What is Feed the Need’s impact on the Putnam County School District with food and other items supplied throughout the school year?
Feed the Need receives food and monies through grants, donations, fundraisers, food drives and food rescue. We currently serve 800 students in 12 schools each week. The average cost of basic staple food sent home weekly is $6 a student. See chart below for breakdown:
Average: $286,400.00 each school year.
This is how Feed the Need impacts food insecure students right here at home in the Putnam County School District.
If you would like to help feed children in Putnam County by having a food drive, volunteering, or making a donation to
FEED the NEED of PUTNAM COUNTY INC.
Mail checks to PO Box 1321, Palatka, FL 32178
FTNPC warehouse is located behind Bramlitt's
at 110 N Hwy 19, Palatka, FL 32177
Food donations may be dropped off at the store.
Denise Bramlitt (386) 937-3862
Stacey Eisold (904) 477-4356
FEED THE NEED OF PUTNAM COUNTY, INC. Is a 501C Non-Profit Organization