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Feeding South Florida

Rating: 3.6 stars   15 reviews 1,685

Nonprofit Issues:

Food

Address:

2501 SW 32 Terrace Pembroke Park FL 33023 USA

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.

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http://www.feedingsouthflorida.org

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Reviews for Feeding South Florida

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

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+

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

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!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am sorry for the people in need who might depend on food distributed by this organization. People need a new organization to take over Broward immediately. The service and the food is so bad that is getting ridiculous.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more water available during sort

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stop all this fighting and negativity and FIX THIS PLACE!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

What a shame...such a beautiful organization has become a disgraceful entity plagued with vices and problems. A great number of organizations left the food bank looking for food that the food bank no longer has. I understand that they do not keep inventories of what they distribute; therefore, they have no idea of the magnitude of their problem. They are in denial and when they tried to fix it it will be too late.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change management

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The other day I went to Feeding South Florida to drop off a food donation with my daughter and I was offered to be taken on a tour by Ms. Vatske, she was a delight to talk too. She really knew what she was talking about from the amount of individuals served in the area, to all the different programs Feeding South Florida had to offer. When I went for the tour the facility was in immaculate condition. The employees were friendly, courteous and you can tell that everyone I spoke to there had a sense of passion for the organization. After meeting with everyone it quickly made me realize that the organization is on the right track for success.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

When I was looking to "give back" this holiday season, I did some research to find the most effective and reputable organization combating hunger in my area. Time and time again, I kept hearing about the great work being done by Feeding South Florida. After visiting and spending time sorting food, I learned that they distribute food directly to low-income people at community sites through a mobile pantry and also provide food to many shelters and other nonprofits serving the ill, needy, and children. I am proud to have spent my afternoon working hands on to help fight hunger with this respected community organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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