Advocacy & Education Work Team

Purpose/Mission Statement: The Advocacy and Education Work Team is a dynamic and passionate group of members who are interested in advocacy and policy topics related to the food system.Activities: Last year, this Work Team secured and attended meetings at both Florida State Senator’s offices to discuss food policy issues. Contact: To join this Work Team or learn more, … Read more

Pinellas Disaster Hunger Task Force Work Team

Purpose/Mission Statement: The Pinellas Disaster Hunger Task Force is comprised of service providers from Pinellas County and the Greater Tampa Bay area. Members from charities, non-profits, public and private sectors and the community are welcome to join the Task Force and aid the Tampa Bay area in hunger related disaster preparedness. Goal(s): To streamline the logistics of … Read more

Breakspot Pinellas Mobile Expansion

Team Members Ace Padian, Chairace.padian (at) Project Description: Goals: Working with Pinellas County School Food Services to identify sites for mobile food service trucks to provide food to school kids during the summer.  Goal: To reach kids who need summer food but cannot get to a stationary BreakSpot site.  Progress Notes: In summer 2016 … Read more

Summer Feeding Site at All Children’s in St. Pete Pilot

Team Members Caitlyn Peacock, Chaircaitlyn.peacock (at) Kellie Gilmore, All Childrens’s HospitalLynn Geist, Food Nutrition Services, Pinellas County Schools Project Description: Goals: To expand SFSP aka BreakSpot by increasing sites at atypical locations, including hospitals. Mission: To help end Childhood Summer-time hunger by increasing SFSP aka BreakSpot sites. Objective: Create one new SFSP aka BreakSpot … Read more

Food Pantry at HS in Pasco

Team Members Chair: Caitlyn Peacock Members:Patti Templeton, One Community NowKellie Gilmore, All Children’s HospitalAnclote High School Staff Project Description: Mission: Create programs aimed to help older children/teens who are food insecure. Goal: Develop a working school pantry model that runs like a store where the students do not feel stigmatized for taking free food to … Read more

Alternate Breakfast Expansion

Chair: Caitlyn Peacock Members:Ace Padian, TBNTEHLynn Geist, Food Nutrition Services, Pinellas County SchoolsJudith Warren, Juvenile Welfare BoardLori Matway, Associate Superintendent, Pinellas County SchoolsJudith Warren, JWBLori Nelson, Florida Dairy Council Project Description: Mission: to help end childhood hunger by increasing breakfast availability to all children in Pinellas County. Goal: to increase breakfast participation by implementing the … Read more

Garden 2 Go

Chair: Cliff Smith,  City of St. Petersburg, Members:Gail Allen, Gulf Coast Jewish Family ServicesScarlett Amey-Wyns, Fresh Initiatives Supply HubRosy Bailey, In Season Pro, Food SystemsMalory Foster, UF/IFASCaitlyn Peacock, Tampa Bay Network to End HungerMark Trujillo, UF/IFAS Project Description: The Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger has received a donation of Earthbox planters from the Earthbox Research … Read more


Chair: Cliff Smith, City of St. Petersburg Members:Vecelia Johnson, WellCareAce Padian, Tampa Bay Network to End HungerCaitlyn Peacock, Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger Project Description: Fed 40 is a revolutionary mobile app designed to disrupt hunger in America. The Fed 40 app is being called the food pantry of the future and has already distributed … Read more

Food Recovery

Chair: Whitney Fung, University of South Florida, Members:Scarlet Amey-Wyns, FISHJessica Doricent, BayCareAshley Giasone, The Ryan Wells FoundationSharon Hicks, Hillsborough Community CollegeMark Trujillo, UF/IFAS Project Description: Recover excess food from restaurants, bakeries, and retail locations in the Tampa Bay Area by launching an app in partnership with Waste No Food to be used on smart phones, with corresponding website, to connect restaurants … Read more