Feed the Need of Putnam County is looking forward to this new year 2024 and is excited to take this journey with you!


If you would like to honor your loved one with a Memorial Donation please reach out to us at feedtheneedputnam@yahoo.com or 386-937-3862.

FTN's sponsorship program lets your loved one's memory continue in a positive way. Sponsorships may be made in someone's name to honor the memory of someone you love.

Volunteer January Birthdays!

Carlene Emery January 3rd

Carlene is a faithful Feed the Need volunteer, sorting packing, even picking up food and painting cabinets in the new warehouse!

She has volunteered with FTN for about a year and a half. She is the ONLY VOLUNTEER pantry liaison we have at our 11 schools! She works hard to organize food and distributes it to the students of Browning-Pearce Elementary. She volunteers to have a sense of helping her community and helping children in need. You may not know that Carlene is Florida born and raised, a mother of 2, grandmother of 2. and has been married for 30 years!

Richard Pickis January 28th

Richard has provided so much value to the Feed the Need volunteer team over the past year and a half! He started volunteering for FTN because he decided it was time for him to give back. He often goes above and beyond, when the need to drive to Orange Park, or other places to pick up food arises, he is often one of the first to step up.

He appreciates Putnam County, because he likes the straightforwardness of the people here. Richard has 1 daughter, 1 son, a 12 year old granddaughter and a baby grandson on the way!

Ronnie Tomas January 30th

Ronnie started volunteering with FTN in the beginning (2016). He got to know Denise while volunteering for Bread of Life for 5 years. He has always been drawn to people in need. Being a product of Putnam County Schools he felt a connection to feeding PC students. He feels like he is going full circle. He loves Putnam County because it is the most compassionate, loving, and giving county in Florida. He works 2 jobs and volunteers every chance he gets. Ronnie has worked in the school system as a guidance counselor and as a social worker in his past. He now works with local people in Celebrate Recovery. You never see him without a smile and a laugh.

Community Food Drives!

Thank you to Valley National Bank in St Augustine along with Risa Walls for holding a food drive in December!! All of these many items will feed local food insecure children and their families in this new year!! Thank you!! As always, thank you all supporting us throughout the year!

FTN is SO BLESSED by all of our community partners!

You are ALL Feed the Need of Putnam County! It takes all of us to feed over 800 Putnam County food-insecure kids each weekend!

In the month of December, Mary Lundstrom of The Right Cutt Beauty Salon on HWY 220 in Fleming Island, collected jars of jelly for FTN! During the jelly drive, 300 plus jars of jelly were donated to go to students locally to match with peanut butter! Thank you for your support, Mary and The Right Cutt beauty salon!

January Food Collection

We need juice for the kids! Partner with us!

Whether they are juice boxes, pouches or bottles, they go home with 800 Putnam County kids EVERY WEEKEND of the school year! Please drop off at Bramlitt's on HWY 19 or call Stacey at 904-477-4356 for questions.

NEXT MONTH in February, the item will be JELLY.

Seminole Electric Corporation Donation to FTN

Employee Drive

We are SO HONORED to have been chosen as one of only 2 non-profits in Florida for Seminole Electric's Employee Match Drive! They donated $3333.00 to Feed the Need of Putnam County!! Thank you Seminole!! Pictured: Volunteers Leslie Brady, Richard Pickis, Helen Muir, Seminole Director of Plant Operations SGS Jerry McClellan, FTN Executive Director Denise Bramlitt, Seminole Plant Manager SCCF Ed Gonzalez, Volunteers Mary Lawnicki, Dawn Akers, and FTN Community Liaison Stacey Eisold

Winn-Dixie Bags!

Feed the Need of Putnam County has been selected as January’s Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program beneficiary.

Crescent City, FL – For the entire month of January, store leadership at Winn-Dixie’s Crescent City location has selected Feed the Need of Putnam County to receive a $1 donation from every purchase of the $2.99 Community Bag.

The Community Bag Program facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the vicinities where shoppers live and work. More than $450,000 has been donated to over 8,300 local nonprofits since the Program launched in February 2019.

This donation will help fulfill the mission of feeding 800 food-insecure Putnam County children over the weekends when school breakfast and lunch isn’t available.

For more information on the Winn-Dixie Community Bag Program, visit seg.2givelocal.com.

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Great Non-Profits

In 2023, Great Nonprofits awarded Feed the Need of Putnam County with 2023 Great Nonprofits Top Rated status!! That was from our amazing community member reviews. Each calendar year, we must start over to earn that again. If you haven't "Shared Your Story" about FTN on Great Nonprofits yet, please head over there and tell them what you think!

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Feed the Need of Putnam County

PO Box 1321, Palatka, FL 32177

(386) 937-3862

Food Donation Drop Off: 

110 N State Rd 19

Palatka, FL 32177

Email: FeedtheNeedPutnam@Yahoo.com

Website: www.FeedtheNeedofPutnam.org

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