ASHBB Welcomes New Development Director
Jessica N. Jackson is a two-time graduate of Florida State University holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Non-Profit Management (2005) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a minor in Sociology (2002). She is also a proud member of the 1998 graduating class of James S. Rickards High School in Tallahassee.
Jessica’s prior experience includes director of development for a private consulting firm where she worked with numerous non-profit organizations and state government offices mostly focused on issues facing Florida’s aging population. She contributed in a variety of areas roles including fund raising (Grant writing, sponsor and exhibitor recruitment and development), communications, meeting and event planning, Board development and strategic planning, volunteer recruiting and management, and advocacy. Read More... (pdf 120.24 kB)
Mobile Feeding Bus Initiative!
We are currently raising funding to purchase a bus, similar to the one in the photo, that will deliver summer meals to children located in the most rural locations of our 11 county service area. For many of these children this bus will serve, this meal will be their first and only meal of the day during the summer months. Without it, there would be extremely limited access to food for these children and, what food is available, would be far from the healthy ones we can provide. Our goal is $50,000. Since May 2013 we have raised nearly $9,000. The bus will be outfitted to serve meals not only during the hot summer months, but serve a dual purpose year-round in our efforts to fight hunger throughout the Big Bend region. Whether you can give $1 or $100, your donation will push us closer to eliminating child hunger during the summer months. You can donate now by clicking HERE and selecting "Mobile Feeding Bus" from the drop down of program options.
Join us for our first 5k and 1 mile fun walk on Saturday, November 9, 2013 sponsored by Infinity Software Development ! This year's run will take place at the J.R. Alford Greenway located at 2500 S Pedrick Rd. Registration is now open and can be completed online. $15 before in advance or $18 on race day, or $10 for no t-shirt. Register TODAY!
This Spring, we need your help to raise $50,000 to support our Produce Program which provides fresh and wholesome produce direct from farms to the plates of local families struggling with hunger. You can help this campaign, and leave your legacy on the local hunger fight by purchasing a brick that will be installed on our sidewalk at the entrance of our building. Personalize your message to honor family, friends or simply leave an inspirational message. It's the perfect and everlasting gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, a birthday and many other occasions. Download the form today to start your journey in helping us build a bridge to healthier eating.
Volunteers Needed!! We are seeking committed volunteers to assist with the 2014 Hunger in America survey. This process involved visiting our partner agencies throughout our 11 county service area April - August. Please see the job description below. If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering for this project, please contact Paul Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.