LifeNet4Families | Cooperative Feeding Program

Overview

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.

Mission

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.

History

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.

Program

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

Impact

We serve over 1.3 million meals and touch over 80,000 lives each year.

Goals

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.

CEO

Marti Forman

Board

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

Countries

United States

States

Florida

Contact

1 NW 33RD TER

FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33311-8460

Phone: (954) 792-2328

www.feedingbroward.org

EIN: 59-2696451


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