For Immediate Release: October 15, 2020 – JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce collaborated with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Feeding Northeast Florida to provide food to families in this time of trial. This initiative was prompted by the understanding that due to COVID-19 many in our community have lost employment or had a hard time trying to support their families.
With help from our members and the 2020 winners of the Achieving the Dream scholarships, we were able to serve over 160 families. The non-distributed food was donated to two charitable organizations: Hogar Crea and Trinity Rescue Mission. Hogar Crea is a faith-based controlled substance dependence rehabilitation center that helps affected individuals reclaim their place in society. Seventy (70) men at their centers have benefited from this food drive. The rest of the food that was left over was donated to Trinity Rescue Mission, a facility dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness in Jacksonville. Forty-six (46) women and children were helped through act.
The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce expresses its immensely appreciative for the sponsors of the events and the donors of the Achieving the Dream scholarship program. The sponsors and donors are listed below:
- Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation
- Florida Blue Foundation
- University of North Florida
- VyStar Credit Union
- 2020 ATD Sponsors
- Jacksonville Jaguars (Presenting Sponsors)
- Feeding Northeast Florida
- Alive Credit Union
- PQH Engineering Group
- Grains of Rice Missions
- C. Vargas & Associates, LTD
- Iglesia Roca De Salvación
- iHeart Media Inc.
Click here to read more about our winners of the Achieving the Dream scholarship.
About the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) was created to encourage and promote sound, ethical and successful business practices in the Hispanic community and to further the recognition of Hispanic heritage and culture through educational endeavors. The mission of the FCHCC is to positively impact the regional economy by creating value, promoting and facilitating the success of Hispanic-owned businesses and by engaging the community at large.