Congratulations to Hummingbird Pantry for being named 2019
Brevard County Agency of the Year at the Partner Agency Conference. Here is a
little information about this amazing agency.
In early 2017 Regina Stafford from Hummingbird Pantry was
operating thrift store and small pantry in a 1,000 sq ft storefront in
Titusville. Being that Titusville is
considered a food desert based on the accessibility of groceries to those
experiencing food insecurity, as a part of her goal to meet the community needs
she also became a Second Harvest partner.
In 2018 needing a larger facility, she approached the city of
Titusville to help her with a new location, they granted her to take over the
kitchen and community rooms of Riverview Elementary as the school is no longer
Now with a 7,300 sq ft facility and adequate parking lot,
Hummingbird began conducting mobile drops to get food to those in need quicker.
Being that Titusville as a good distance from the Melbourne
warehouse, Regina championed to be a produce hub for Titusville where they’ll
accept direct load of produce and coordinate with the surrounding Titusville
pantries to pick it up from her, thus making it much easier to get healthy food
to the community. Faced with the extra
expenses and equipment needs to do so, Regina didn’t bat an eye.
Since 2018 Hummingbird has distributed more than 90,000lbs of
food, a 500% increase from the previous year.
It is an honor to work in partnership with Hummingbird
Pantry. Congratulations on this well deserved honor.