Michael Farver

Childhood Hunger Advocate in Florida

Michael Farver

Childhood Hunger Advocate in Florida

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Ex-print media publisher & art/design guru turned passionate social activist, semi-pro chef, writer, photographer and artist. I serve as a spokesperson and advocate for U.S. childhood hunger solutions at the federal, state and local level. I'm a Dad, a Husband, and when things get too intense, I flee to Italy to refresh my soul.

1. President & CEO of the South Florida Hunger Coalition (SFHC). With the support of dozens of community partners, SFHC coordinates the efforts of more than 75 hunger-related agencies across South Florida, including Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Collier, Lee, Hendry, Martin and St. Lucie counties. We work to eradicate hunger by acting as a resource and convener for hunger-related initiatives, such as the mobile Summer BreakSpot feeding program in Broward County and weekend nutrition supplement programs for homeless student and at risk teens. SFHC advocates for greater utilization of existing federal programs such as school breakfast, school lunch, after-school snacks, after-school dinners, summer meals, and expanded nutrition education. We provide technical guidance, support and assistance to implement and expand these programs as well as other innovative hunger-related initiatives among stakeholders at the local, regional and state level.

1. Founder and President of End Childhood Hunger, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit based in South Florida that utilizes technology and social media to advocate for greater utilization of existing federal programs such as school breakfast, school lunch, after-school snacks, after-school dinners, summer meals, and expanded nutrition education.

2. Trustee and Director of the Farver Foundation, a private foundation that has funded hundreds of organizations supporting hunger relief, child nutrition, education and community development for nearly 25 years.

3. Member of the Board of Directors of Women in Distress of Broward County. WID is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full-service domestic violence center serving Broward County.

4. Served for twelve years on the Board of Directors (and as President from 2007-2014) of Florida Impact, one of the state’s senior legislative public policy & hunger advocacy organizations. In partnership with Share Our Strength and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Impact supports the Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger.

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