When families fall into economic hardship, The Cooperative Feeding Program provides counseling and support to help them out of the throes of difficult times. Our diverse family center offers them hope, contact with community-wide services, and emotional support.
The staff of The Cooperative Feeding Program is involved in education and advocacy issues. Our focus is on quality of life for children, the ill, and the elderly. We work with the homeless and the families living at the edge of homelessness. Preventing homelessness is a primary concern of ours.
We are a small budget charity performing a multimillion dollar service for our community! We have an audited 8% administrative cost.
In the past several years we've distributed millions of meals to Broward County residents. We are staunch advocates for parity funding for those with disabilities, the elderly, and persons with mental illness.
To be a seamless system of care, in Broward County, to reduce the pain and suffering of individuals and families in poverty by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals.
In October 2005, The Cooperative Feeding Program celebrated 20 years of service to the hungry and homeless of Broward County. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today's provision of 1.2 million meals a year, the agency's dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in our community.
Daily Hot Meal - 365 days a year Emergency Food Boxes Food Stamp Procurement Assistance Assistance with Shelter and Affordable Housing Showers and Personal Hygiene Supplies Baby Car Seats, Cribs, Formula and Diapers Backpacks, School Uniforms and Supplies Clothing and Shoes Community Gardens Emergency Financial Assistance Holiday Toys and Gift Baskets Mail and Phone Message Center Natural Disaster and Emergency Assistance WorkForce One Job Search Kiosk Job Training Faith Services Support Groups Bus Passes Addictions Groups Staging Area for Natural Disaster
We serve over 1.3 million meals and touch over 80,000 lives each year.
1. Be able to provide assistance to each person who reaches out to us. 2. Create a web presence to work with the global community on the issue of hunger, poverty and homelessness. 3. Educate community members on the causes of hunger and homelessness and what they can do to help. 4. Work with the community to salvage more food and create greater opportunities for farms and food companies to share their surplus.
Rocki Rockingham, President, Jarden Consumer Solutions Dominic Faro, Vice-President, Real Estate Broker Andrew Cagnetta, Jr, Transworld Business Brokers Lew Krongold, Community Activist Jamie Cole, Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pasterizia & Guedes, P.A. Janet Bullard, Financial Advisor George Keller, Calvin Giordano