Feeding South Florida

Rating: 2.21 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Food

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

2 people found this review helpful

Several years ago, this organization used to be amazing... one of the best in its field. Now it is nothing more than the red-headed stepchild that Feeding America no longer seems to care about. They look the other way when FSF fails inspections, loses contracts and fires good people for no good reason.

It is truly sad, but the real people who are suffering is the community, especially in Miami-Dade County. FSF closed the one location that they owned (very smart) & turned their backs on that county entirely. Truly heartbreaking.

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

Sadly until the people at the top are gone, there is nothing that can be done.

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

Badly

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

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Feeding South Florida is one of the most efficient agencies in the country having only about a 2 to 3 cent overhead; which means over 97 cents out of every dollar goes to provide food to our community. Kudos to the leadership team for running such an efficient and effective organization. Crystal Webster has been a great advocate for over 325 agencies they serve and Sari Vatske has been a long-time advocate for the 949,910 individuals who face hunger in the Feeding South Florida region (Palm Beach down to the Keys). Keep up the great work!

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

Continue doing what you're doing.

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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