For A Healthier Community
fresh meals prepared in the last year
Average overall rating of SOS community cooking class experience
(out of 5)
of students said the education content was "new" information (16-week curriculum)
pounds of food distributed through SOS's food pantries in 2021
About SOS Foundation
Founded in 2006 as a single food pantry on Stock Island, SOS now operates two client-choice food pantries, a community kitchen used to operate our fresh meals program, and a nutrition education program
Fresh Meals Program
Meals prepared at the Kitchen utilize 90% fresh fruits and vegetables, prioritize whole wheat and 100% grains, and limit the consumption of high-sodium, high-salt snacks that are the norm for many children and seniors.
SOS Food Pantries
Every year SOS distributes enough food for 1.6 million meals out of its two client-choice pantries.
Our classes aim to educate the Lower Keys community about climate-cautious, cost-friendly, and nutritious food preparation while engaging the community through a culture of health, food, and fun.
In 2018, the SOS Foundation began providing nutrition and agriculture education at school and childcare sites throughout the Florida Keys. SOS currently offers three nutrition and agriculture curricula.
This Giving Tuesday, SOS is raising funds to purchase kid-friendly foods for our pantry clients with children. Thousands of children in our Keys community depend on free school lunches for their daily nutrition. While school is out of session during Winter Break, parents are put under extra financial pressure to buy extra food for their households and many who live paycheck to paycheck struggle to make ends meet. These foods will be made available to families the second half of December.