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Healthier Food
For A Healthier Community

73,164

fresh meals prepared in the last year

4.92

Average overall rating of SOS community cooking class experience

(out of 5)

100%

of students said the education content was "new" information (16-week curriculum)

1.9mil

pounds of food distributed through SOS's food pantries in 2021

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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

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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.

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SOS Food Pantries

Every year SOS distributes enough food for 1.6 million meals out of its two client-choice pantries.

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Cooking Demonstrations

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.

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Nutrition
Education

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.

Giving Tuesday

November 29th

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.

Support Our Mission

Monroe County

10.6% of Monroe County households live below the poverty line. An additional 30% of Monroe County households live paycheck to paycheck highlighting the need for support in the Keys. 

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