State & National Resources

The Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry is committed to assisting individuals in the Gator Community who
experience food insecurity. Below is a list of state and national resources.

Feeding America

Feeding America provides support to food banks across the US. The closest food bank it supports is in Orlando and is called Second Harvest Food Bank. If students are not in Gainesville and need to find a food bank near them (major cities), this resource might be helpful for them. Otherwise, it would be best for students to search the internet for their local food banks that are sponsored by Feeding America.

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211 helps connect people to resources that will help them fulfill their basic needs. This includes things like food security, housing security, childcare, help with electric bills, job search, and more. Students can visit the website below and input their zip code.

Learn More: is an online resources that helps people to find their local food pantries and information on subsidized grocery programs. Students can input their zip code to find their local pantry.

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Why Hunger

Why Hunger is an online database of community-based organizations and emergency food providers. Students can use the interactive map on their website to find local resources.

Ample Harvest

Ample Harvest is a program designed to help farmers donate their excess produce to local food Pantries. Students can use their website to find local pantries where produce is donated to.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a nationwide program that provides older Americans with nutritious meals and safety checks at little to no cost. To bring more attention to this popular meal program, we have created a resource that highlights what Meals on Wheels is, how to sign up, what types of meals are offered, and more!

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Medicare Grocery Benefit is another great program that provides eligible beneficiaries with grocery funds to purchase healthy food, produce, and over-the-counter medicine.
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