In direct response to our basic needs impact area, JLT launched Mighty Meals in March 2020. This program is one of its kind and aims to assist in the fight against childhood hunger and food insecurity.
Latest data shows that at least one out of every five people in Leon County are food insecure. Here at JLT we believe that no child should go hungry during school breaks – and no family should have to choose between food and utilities, transportation, rent, or medical care.
The goal of Mighty Meals is to help alleviate food insecurity and provide access to nutritious meals along with educational materials for Leon County students, and their families, during Spring Break. Each “Mighty Meals Box” distributed through our partnership with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend will feed a family of four three nutritious meals each day, for the seven days of Spring Break. With help from our sponsors and partners, Junior League members personally oversee the development of the box contents, purchase of grocery items, packing and distribution of each meal box.
This past year, JLT served over 15,000 meals to children and families at the first Mighty Meals event. As we prepare for the 2021 Spring Break, JLT is committed to expanding our reach to serve more families that will benefit from this assistance.
Want to know how you can help? Contact us at [email protected].