- Farm Share, Florida’s largest independent food bank, was ranked as the top food bank in America by 24/7 WallStreet
- Midwest Food Bank, also based in the Sunshine State, placed seventh on the list
Florida’s Farm Share is the #1 Food Bank in America, according to 24/7 WallStreet.
“Farm Share is humbled to have been ranked as the #1 Food Bank in America. This is a testament to our hard working and mission driven employees,” said Farm Share’s CEO Stephen Shelley.
The Sunshine State’s largest independent food bank took the top spot in the report, beating out big name contenders, including Midwest Food Bank, which also does work in Florida. Midwest Food Bank, a faith-based organization, landed at #7.
“We are also grateful to be joined in the national top 10 rankings by one of our great food bank partners in Florida, Midwest Food Bank,” added Shelley. “Together we have worked hand in hand to fight food insecurity and respond to statewide disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic and most recently Hurricane Ian. Florida is blessed to have two great independent food banks working collaboratively to lead the fight against hunger throughout the state.”
This determination was based on information on Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, a nonprofit watchdog organization, scored more than 2,300 food banks across the country based on four categories: Impact and Results, Accountability and Finance, Culture and Community and Leadership and Adaptability.
“Midwest Food Bank continues to provide food and relief to those in need. In 2022, that need increased due to inflationary costs that put pressure on households. And that need hit home for our Florida division located in Fort Myers with the devastation caused by hurricane Ian,” said CEO Midwest Food Bank Eric Hodel.
“Midwest Food Bank appreciates the partnership with Farm Share. It is truly a blessing to work with an organization that adheres to the highest of standards! We applaud Farm Share for their achievements and look forward to serving together for the foreseeable future!” added Executive Director Midwest Food Bank Karl Steidinger.