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March Jelly Drives

Each month in the year of 2023, Feed the Need is partnering with Putnam County churches and organizations on specific item food drives. If your church or organization would like to participate, please call Stacey at 904-477-4356 and we will get you set up! Please see below of few of the churches and the Putnam County School District office that participated in February!

February Ramen Drive!

Pastor Steve representing Open Door Church of God Palatka. They collected many packs of ramen noodles in February! Way to go!

Pastor Michael Hudson pictured, with just a portion of the ramen noodles they collected! They started early in January and we are so grateful!

The Putnam County School District office organized a jelly drive on their own! Look at all that jelly!! Thank you so much!

San Mateo Presbyterian Church also collected jelly for Feed the Need this month! Wow, way to go! We can't say how much we appreciate the support!

Thank You VyStar and FTN Volunteers!

The VyStar Credit Union volunteer program blessed Feed the Need with 6 volunteers on February 22, 2023. They came to the warehouse, along with Feed the Need volunteers and sorted food boxes and broke them down to distribute to schools to pack in weekend bags. The boxes were FEMA boxes that were distributed to FTN to supply food to local students. A big shout out to Omega Milton, Kevin Brown, Beth Hammock, Michael Rathjen, Faith Ledbetter, Morgan Worley, Diane and Roger Jones, Carlene Emery, Richard Pickis, Randi Revels, and Linda Fazekas.

This was a large task and they got it done!

Memorial Sponsorship


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

Please contact Denise Bramlitt (386)937-3862 or email FeedtheNeedPutnam@yahoo.com 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.

Great Nonprofits


A great way to help Feed the Need is to share your Feed the Need story! Just click the logo to go to Great Nonprofits website and share! We are truly grateful for our FTN Family & for this community!

We need your Google Reviews


Submitting a Google review is a quick and non-monetary way to help Feed the Need! Giving a good review and sharing your experience or thoughts about FTN will help others in the community to be aware of the great things FTN is contributing to Putnam County Students. 

Click on the Google logo to submit a review now.

Facebook Fundraisers


Facebook fundraisers are an excellent way to support FTN! Just click Resources & Tools, pick create a fundraiser, & select which organization you want to support!! Please choose Feed The Need of Putnam County for your next Birthday Fundraiser!! Click on the Facebook Logo or go to:


Why we do what we do

Putnam County Statistics


  • 27% Food Insecurity Rate Putnam County, 85% free or reduced lunches and breakfast.
  • 14,900 Food Insecure Individuals (Rounded)
  • 5,100 children below the age of 18 are food insecure
  • 88% of Households below 200% poverty (SNAP, WIC, CSFP, TEFAP)
  • 66th of 67 counties for overall health. (Meaning we are next to the bottom)
  • Ranked among the LEAST healthy in Florida.
  • 25% of the entire Putnam County population is in poor to fair health.
  • 24% of the population lives in poverty which is double the national average of 12.3%
  • 35% of children in public schools live in poverty.

Effects of Child Hunger


  1.  100 missed meals per family per month
  2.  84% of households buy cheap food versus healthy because of the price
  3.  20% of children in food insecure homes are NOT eligible for food assistance
  4.  Food-insecure children are likely to:

  • Repeat a grade in elementary school
  • Experience developmental impairments (language/motor skills)
  • Have social problems
  • Have behavioral problems

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


website: feedtheneedofputnam.org

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