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03/25/2016 Contact: 850-413-6482

PSC’s March Helping Hand is Feeding Northeast Florida


TALLAHASSEE — During National Consumer Protection Week earlier this month, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) partnered with agencies that help feed Florida’s hungry. The PSC is proud to recognize Feeding Northeast Florida as the PSC’s Helping Hand in March for promoting PSC educational materials.

“We’re pleased to recognize Feeding Northeast Florida for its efforts in distributing information about the Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program so that its clients have access to phone service,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown.

Each month, the PSC highlights a partner agency or organization whose clients are eligible for the federal Lifeline program and/or need help reducing energy and water bills.  Through these PSC Helping Hand partnerships, the Commission shares vital information to help consumers stretch their resources to meet their monthly bills.

“We welcome the PSC’s partnership and look forward to helping food insecure individuals and families needing discounted phone service to stay connected to friends, family, and essential community services,” said Ms. Susan Evans, Director of Agencies & Programs, Feeding Northeast Florida. “Our PSC partnership helps our families in need benefit from information on Lifeline, energy and water conservation, and utility bill payment assistance.”

Look for this year’s PSC Helping Hand outreach partner recognitions on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com, under Hot Topics.

About Feeding Northeast Florida
Feeding Northeast Florida’s mission is to directly, compassionately, and efficiently address food insecurity in Northeast Florida.  Our goal is to rescue all the food that would otherwise be destroyed and get it to the tables of the families in our community who need it – Fast, Fresh, and Free. Working with major grocers, farmers, volunteers, and funders, we are making headway in our core strategy: implementing a logistics model that gets healthier foods and perishable dairy, meat, and produce out to the more than 180 hunger relief agencies partner programs in our community more quickly. Through our targeted, trained and strategically placed partner network, FNEFL significantly increases access to fresh healthy foods and nutrition education to reduce the impact of hunger and malnutrition in our communities.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.



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