Summer July 2023

FTN Summer Program

We don't usually get to see the joy on the kids faces when they get their yummy snacks, but we have some pictures of adorable faces shining bright from receiving their snack bags this summer! We do get to see the appreciation from the grownups that pick the snacks and drinks up and deliver them to their school! See pictures below.

The schools participating this summer are Ochwilla, Mellon, Middleton-Burney, STEM and CL Overturf District Center.

We are thankful that FTN and it's supporters can support these schools with snacks and drinks during the summer!

Check out a few pictures below of the grown-ups picking up the snacks and drinks for the kids from the FTN warehouse!

Volunteer Spotlight

Roger and Diana Jones

You rarely see one without the other, anyone who has the pleasure of meeting them would aspire to have a marriage like theirs. They are always generous with their time and talents. Both showing up and working hard whenever duty calls. Roger is an invaluable forklift driver and moves the pallets where they need to go and Diana is dynamic with packing, moving, and sorting so much food. Roger and Diane almost always have smiles on their faces and are such a joy to serve with! Thank you Diana and Roger!

July Drives

Thank you to the new churches collecting and to the churches that continually collect for Putnam County's food-insecure children. You are a huge part of feeding 800 kids each week of the school year, plus snacks during the summer months!

Hillcrest Baptist, Dunns Creek Community, Beulah Baptist, First Presbyterian Church of Palatka, Grace Fellowship, Trinity Baptist, and United Methodist.

August Juice Box Collection

FTN is in need of juice boxes, all kinds are welcome! If you would like to organize a drive with your group or church, give Stacey a call at 904-477-4356!

Putnam County Tax Collectors Office Donation

Feed the Need is so thankful to the Putnam County Tax Collectors Office for their continued support and donation to help feed local food-insecure children! If you are interested to learn more on how you can donate, do a food drive, or a fundraiser to support FTNPC, please call Stacey Eisold at 904-477-4356. Monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 1321. Palatka, FL 32178. Food donations (backpack friendly food only, please) can be dropped off at Bramlitt’s Plumbing & Electric at 110 N. State Rd. 19, Palatka, FL 32177.

Putnam County thank you for always supporting FTNPC!

Pictured Left to right: FTN Community Liaison, Stacey Eisold and Deputy Tax Collector, Brenda Bridges

VyStar Volunteers

VyStar Credit Union sent a group of volunteers to help FTN in the warehouse this summer, sorting and packing food into family bags so the will be ready to go when the new school year starts next month. Thank you so much VyStar for continued support!

Walmart Community Grant

Feed the Need of Putnam County is so grateful to the Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility # 551 for selecting FTN to receive a $2,000.00 grant! Walmart is supporting our work in the community and shares our desire to provide a local impact. Walmart says “By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate. In fact, Mrs. Helen Walton used to say, "It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived."”

Thank you to Walmart and Palatka store manager John Wallace for choosing Feed the Need of Putnam County for this grant!

We had a group of FTN volunteers, Jennie Farnham, Mary Lawnicki, and Ruth Valkenaar and PHS Volunteer Jennae present to accept the check from Walmart. Thank you to all!

Summer is the hungriest time of the year for millions of kids.

“In summer, when kids either have one meal or no meals on a lot of days, it really sets them back on a lot of levels. They're more likely to get sick. 

Check out this article by No Kid Hungry, they are a Feed the Need of Putnam County supporter!

No Kid Hungry Article

Great Nonprofits

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Support Feed the Need in memory of your loved one.

FTN's sponsorship program lets your loved one's memory continue in a positive way. 

Please contact Denise Bramlitt (386)937-3862 or email if you would like more information about our sponsorship program. Sponsorships may be made in someone's name to honor the memory of someone you love.

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Feed The Need of Putnam County, Inc.

(A 501-C Nonprofit Organization)

Phone: 386-937-3862

Mailing Address: PO Box 1321, Palatka, FL 32178

Food Donation Drop Off: 

110 N State Rd 19

Palatka, FL 32177



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