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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Programs: Feeding south florida's mission is to end hunger in south florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Horrendous place!

Full of critters, no food and the little food they have is on the floor. Somebody needs to shut down that place.

1

Donor

Rating: 1

This food bank used to have buildings in Miami and West Palm Beach. I understand that they sold their buildings to pay for their operations and now they are renting!

I am not giving these people any more money or time. There are other charities out there growing and investing their money, not wasting it.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Worst non-profit ever!

I dedicate time and resources to different non-profits, and this place is not getting anything from me. I tried to volunteer and I was received with rudeness, the place was dirty and there was nothing prepared for volunteers to do. I guess it was because there was no food to sort.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My company selected Feeding South Florida for our Day of Service event. I didn't know what to expect as I was not familiar with the organization. The facility is a huge warehouse right of 95 and Hallandale, we were introduced to their mission by a very passionate and lively staff member, she was excellent at giving us a quick summery of the organization and providing us with overall instructions of what we would be doing for the day.

FSF collects unwanted food from all types of grocery chains, farmers markets, and any other place that throws away expired, damaged or unwanted food. FSF picks up all this food and takes it back to this warehouse where the food and other random donations are sorted. They explained to us that although the food containers have an expiration date the food is actually safe for consumption for a bit longer depending on what it is, they gave us instructions and there are large charts in the sorting area for reference. It is amazing how much food is still good and safe yet it is considered bad or if the outside packaging is damaged it is no good for the store, which actually turns out to be good for FSF since they collect, sort and donate this food to families in need. It was truly a wakening call to see how much waste we have, and I am so glad for organizations like FSF who save this food and other goods to donate to those in need.

If you are ever looking to volunteer, or need community service hours for school please consider FSF, this is a wonderful organization who really cares about people who need help. They actually make it a fun experience paying loud music and making sure everyone is involved. I was very proud of my company for our day of service, in a few hours we sorted 49K pounds of food which will provide 109K meals to people in need. So as they told us, every bit helps, they are a non-profit organization and they rely heavily on volunteers.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

It is the filthiest place I have ever seen. Some of the staff are wonderful, but the place is filthy!!! The CEO that has been working there for 3 years may have turned the financial health of the facility around, but the building is the most cluttered and filthiest non-profit I have ever seen. I would not even take my dog into the building and let him lay on the floors! don't know how people feel comfortable working there.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sort-a-thons are the best! My company and I volunteered today and had a great time. The staff is high-energy, vibes are good, and there's no more noble mission than feeding people. A+

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently participated in the summer hunger sort-a-thon and had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly, energetic, and the community support was great to see. If you're looking for a fun and meaningful experience, then Feeding South Florida's volunteer program is the place to be!

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I worked for Feeding South Florida for two years. I was excited to accept a position with an organization designed to provide such a basic need that's desperately lacking for so many. Unfortunately, I experienced the ugly side of the organization way more often than not. The administration, including the executive director and the director of development, lacked any knowledge of positive leadership or management abilities. This didn't just apply to managing employees, but also the funds and donated foods entrusted to them by the community. Food would go to waste and grant reports were falsified. These two employees are now gone, but according to my friends at the organization and posts here, the current administration has not improved the situation.

I was so relieved to turn in my notice to this organization - to get out of a dishonest situation and move on to work for a reputable organization. I now volunteer with another food bank, and the difference in operations and fund management is night and day. Feeding America seems to let a lot of the issues slide, so my advice would be to donate your time/money to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. Do not support this organization.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I come for 3 hours on Saturdays to sort food. Sometimes I bring a group of track friends with me who love the opportunity to help and see that they can easily get food to people. We inspect and sort the food so it can go out safely to people in need. The staff is friendly and truly caring! A great place to make a difference! And definitely go if you need volunteer hours for school!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The bottom line with regards to all of these negative reviews is that the previous employees, donors and volunteers who wrote them would not be so upset if they DIDN'T CARE SO MUCH. They are not trying to drag anyone through the mud, they are not trying to spread lies, they are trying to get the public and Feeding America to wake up!! Otherwise all of the bad things that are going on there would just be swept under the rug and the bad behavior would continue.

If they didn't care about the food bank they would just go on their merry way and forget about the place.....this shows just how many good people have left FSF over the past 2 years. If they didn't care, they wouldn't be writing letters to Feeding America, the USDA, The Children's Trust, and anyone who will listen for that matter.

Why can't the current FSF board see this? Because only a SLIVER of the original board members are still involved. The smart ones did not wish to be associated with that sinking ship. I have no doubt that the new people who have been coerced onto the board are being filled with lies by current "management" and have no idea what has really transpired there.