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When families fall into economic hardship, The Cooperative Feeding Program provides counseling and support to help them out of the throes of difficult times. Our diverse family center offers them hope, contact with community-wide services, and emotional support.

The staff of The Cooperative Feeding Program is involved in education and advocacy issues. Our focus is on quality of life for children, the ill, and the elderly. We work with the homeless and the families living at the edge of homelessness. Preventing homelessness is a primary concern of ours.

We are a small budget charity performing a multimillion dollar service for our community! We have an audited 8% administrative cost.

In the past several years we've distributed millions of meals to Broward County residents. We are staunch advocates for parity funding for those with disabilities, the elderly, and persons with mental illness.


To be a seamless system of care, in Broward County, to reduce the pain and suffering of individuals and families in poverty by providing necessary food, ancillary services and referrals.


In October 2005, The Cooperative Feeding Program celebrated 20 years of service to the hungry and homeless of Broward County. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today's provision of 1.2 million meals a year, the agency's dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in our community.


Daily Hot Meal - 365 days a year
Emergency Food Boxes
Food Stamp Procurement Assistance
Assistance with Shelter and Affordable Housing
Showers and Personal Hygiene Supplies
Baby Car Seats, Cribs, Formula and Diapers
Backpacks, School Uniforms and Supplies
Clothing and Shoes
Community Gardens
Emergency Financial Assistance
Holiday Toys and Gift Baskets
Mail and Phone Message Center
Natural Disaster and Emergency Assistance
WorkForce One Job Search Kiosk
Job Training
Faith Services
Support Groups
Bus Passes
Addictions Groups
Staging Area for Natural Disaster


We serve over 1.3 million meals and touch over 80,000 lives each year.


1. Be able to provide assistance to each person who reaches out to us.
2. Create a web presence to work with the global community on the issue of hunger, poverty and homelessness.
3. Educate community members on the causes of hunger and homelessness and what they can do to help.
4. Work with the community to salvage more food and create greater opportunities for farms and food companies to share their surplus.


Marti Forman


Rocki Rockingham, President, Jarden Consumer Solutions
Dominic Faro, Vice-President, Real Estate Broker
Andrew Cagnetta, Jr, Transworld Business Brokers
Lew Krongold, Community Activist
Jamie Cole, Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pasterizia & Guedes, P.A.
Janet Bullard, Financial Advisor
George Keller, Calvin Giordano


United States





FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33311-8460

Phone: (954) 792-2328

EIN: 59-2696451

A Gift Card



Holiday Fixins

Emergency food box

This gift will offset the costs of supplying a bag of holiday food items for a needy family.


Van Load of Food

Fill our van with food

Your gift will help us obtain a van load of food for our emergency food pantry. For many families an unexpected emergency or reduction in work can leave them faced with deciding to pay the rent or buy medicine rather than food. An emergency supply of food may be all they need to get through to better times.


Back to School

School supplies

Your gift will help us give some great kids some great school supplies. Paper, pens and markers are just the beginning of a great education which is the foundation for a great future. This gift does more than just buy a few folders or a protractor. It lets a child know that people in the community believe in them and their future.


Feed a Family

Emergency Food Box

Your gift will help us provide a family with an emergency food box.


Tooth Fairy


Your gift will enable us to provide free toothbrushes to the homeless. Every day we have a line of people waiting for our free shower program, and part of that program is providing hygiene supplies like toothbrushes. Poor oral health can lead to some serious medical problems including infections and heart disease. By simply being able to brush their teeth, our clients can help avoid...


Toasty Tootsies

Clean socks

Your gift will help us provide fresh, clean socks to those in need. Sock are more than just a fashion statement. They help keep your feet clean and dry. We also give out socks to clients who are heading out to interviews or who just started new jobs. A clean and neat appearance can be the clincher to landing a job and many jobs with...


Hit the Shower!

Showers for homeless

Your gift will help enable us to provide daily showers and hygiene supplies for the homeless in our community.


Peanut Butter/Jelly

PB & J Sandwich

Your gift will help buy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and help someone in need get back on their feet.


Take 10 to Lunch

Provide 10 hot meals

Your gift will provide a table full of hungry people a hot, nutritious meal. For many this may be the only meal they have that day. For others, sharing a daily meal with us means that they will have more money to buy food for their family for the week, pay their utility bill or buy their spouse's medicine. The Cooperative Feeding Program provides up...