With the assistance of our partner agencies, Sapibon Foundation, Inc. can provide a variety of services to services to people struggling with hunger. Our Charitable Organization in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal; food that helps seniors meet their specific nutritional needs; assistance with benefits enrollment and access; emergency assistance for disaster victims; and a chance at stability for adults trying to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.
Our programs are as follows:
- Food & Agriculture
- Backpack Program
- Emergency Services
- Children & Youth
- Disaster Relief
- Homeless & Housing
- Job Training
- Recreation and Sports
WHO WE SERVE
HUNGER DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE
Since 2015, we have seen a dramatic increase in the cost of living but a stagnation in wages and high-paying jobs. The average household food budget shortfall has increased 20 percent, and families and individuals who were once donors are now standing in line at soup kitchens and food pantries. Those in need of food assistance include children, the working poor, older adults, veterans, the physically and mentally disabled, and the homeless.
THIS IS WHO WE SERVE
Through no fault, 328,010 children go to bed hungry in South Florida. Without access to food on the weekends, after school, during school holidays, and throughout the summer, nutrition takes a back seat to hunger. A lack of proper nutrition often leads to health problems, behavioral issues, and poor health.
Nearly 200,000 older adults must choose between paying for medicine and putting food on the table. At a time in their lives when older adults should enjoy their hard work, many are having to stretch their limited income even further. Lack of proper nutrition can lead to osteoporosis, heart disease, and other complications.
Providing for your family as a single parent isn’t easy, especially if you’re a low-income household. Single parents often rely on daycare, which is another expense on top of rent, transportation, and utilities. Hence, the ability to provide nutritious food usually takes a back seat to the other costs.
More than 65% of the families we serve have at least one working adult in the household. This means that people are trying to make ends meet but are underemployed. Their job might pay too much for them to qualify for government benefits, but it’s not enough to provide for a family.
After years of serving their country, many veterans are not able to find long-term work or high-paying jobs, either as a result of physical injury, mental stress, or trouble assimilating with civilian life. As a result, many veterans end up jobless, homeless, and hungry.
Much like hunger, homelessness is a symptom of a larger systemic breakdown. Although less than 10% of the population we serve is homeless, we work with shelters and group homes to provide the sustenance necessary to find permanent housing, income, and other critical services.
HOW WE WORK
OUR ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY
Sapibon Foundation, Inc. services more than 1,000,000 clients yearly throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties.
RESCUING & DISTRIBUTING MEALS
Each year in America, roughly 70 billion pounds of good, safe food goes to waste. The loss occurs at every stage of the food production and distribution system, from farmers to packers, shippers, manufacturers, and retailers.
LEADER OF ADVOCACY EFFORTS AND HUNGER RESEARCH
As the most significant domestic hunger relief organization in the region, Sapibon Foundation, Inc. leading the fight against hunger in our community. We do this by feeding people on the ground and raising awareness of the issue across the country. Sapibon Foundation, Inc. educates the public about the impact of hunger through investment in marketing, communications, advocacy, and cutting-edge research.
Food & Agriculture
The organization provides a food pantry for the local community. To apply for assistance, individuals complete a small application that includes their contact information, family size, gender and age. Families are eligible to receive assistance once per week. Their family size determines the number of boxes each family receives.
Our food boxes consist of approximately 25 pounds of food. With their food box, families receive a mixture of necessities for the week, including but not limited to a loaf of bread, a bag of fresh fruits, vegetables, dry foods, and milk. The boxes are pre-made, and families come in and request their approved food box allotment. Fresh fruits and vegetables come to the organization from local stores and growers.
The organization will also pay for seeds and food to start a community farm for international countries. Sapibon Foundation, Inc. purchases seeds and possibly provides small agricultural equipment while teaching foreign countries about agriculture and how to produce their own food.
To learn more about our activities, please call us today at 754-222-1112. If you want to be part of our cause, you may also take action here.