Stop Hunger Inc.(formally known as South Florida Food Recovery). We are a non-profit FOOD BANK and FOOD PANTRY founded over 28 years ago former Councilman and Vice Mayor, Julius Littman. Our mission is to provide FREE food and supplemental meals to the poor, needy and homeless in South Florida. Our food bank is a clearinghouse, which collects stores and distributes donated surplus, and commodity foods to qualifying agencies.
We feed over 27,000 low income families and individuals in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties monthly. Accounting for over 500,000 meals a month, Stop Hunger Inc. has evolved into the largest independent food distributor in the state of Florida. We have seventy (70) registered Food Bank distribution agencies (57 churches, 7 non profit agencies, and 6 Homeless Shelters (Salvation Army, Miami Rescue Mission) that distribute to the central communities feeding 25,000 people.
We also distribute a free shopping cart of food monthly through “JULES FOOD PANTRY” to over 2200 families at our North Miami facility. Approximately 46% of our clients are over 65 years old, and 70% are receiving government assistance (SSI SSD, VA). The individuals that we serve are the working poor, disabled, single parents, immigrants, elderly, homeless, unemployed, HIV/AIDS, mentally and physically disabled, and students. Our food distribution program is 100% free of cost to these individuals.
In times of natural disasters we have been able to provide food and commodities to disaster relief organizations including FEMA, American Red Cross, US Army and the Salvation Army. We have shipped throughout the nation after hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and terrorist attacks (New Orleans, MS, CA, NY/ 911) and even internationally (Haiti, India, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Africa, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras).