Feed the Need is a non-profit, faith based organization established under the umbrella of Ocala Outreach Foundation, Inc. The main focus and mission of Feed the Need is to offer much needed support while positively impacting underprivileged youth in Marion county, particularly those who are without a home. In our county alone there are over 3,000 registered children and young adults who don’t have a place to lay their heads at night. That’s not including the hundreds, possibly thousands, who are not registered. The scary thing about that number is that it’s growing every day. The Feed the Need organization is able to affect change through the collaboration of local resources, faith and valuable community partnerships.

Rondo Fernandez, founder of Feed the Need, has always had a passion for helping those in need, particularly children and young adults who are a product of unfortunate circumstances that are usually out of their control. In the short time that Feed the Need has been active, the organization has contributed over $10,000.00 to Interfaith and the Marion county School Board homeless youth program. These programs put money towards food, clothing and hygiene supplies for homeless youth in our county.

Feed the Need was able to raise these funds by hosting multiple charity and fundraising events. The “Dust My Broom” Blues show was a huge success and created tons of excitement for this advantageous cause! The next fundraiser will be Feed the Need’s “Night of Praise”, a praise and worship show at The Reilly Arts Center on Saturday, August 20th at 6pm. General admission tickets are $20 and dinner plates can be purchased for $10 each; VIP tickets are also available for $40 and include a pre-show reception, souvenir Tshirt, complimentary beverages, dinner reception and prime-time seating ideal for the best sound and view of the show. This event, while promising to be very uplifting and emotional, will also have a huge impact to those in need.

Partners throughout the community are coming together, forming a united front for the greater good, which directly impacts our community.

Upcoming Event

Havana Nights
Music, Dancing & Dining

Traditional Cuban cuisine featuring Paella and whole slow roasted pig. Mojito and sangria bar!

11.3.2017 | 6:30-9PM

Live Latin music and dancing  from TROPIX with featuring Golden Goddess and Friends.   Do you love to salsa or have you always wanted to learn? Salsa Mundial will be providing dance instruction throughout the evening.

Latinos y Mas Restaurant, Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, Craft Cuisine Ocala invite you to join them and their fellow Feed The Need of Marion County founding partners Mojo’s Grill and Catering Co.,  Sonny’s BBQ, PASTA FAIRE, Francesco’s Ristorante Stone Fire Pizza, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, Subway Management Inc., The Lunchbox Ocala, Fl., Loco Graphics, Phillips Printing, Ocala Car Audio and Ocala Website Design.

Proceeds got to benefit Feed The Need of Marion County an Ocala Outreach Foundation charity.

For more information about becoming a Havana Nights sponsor contact info@feedtheneedmarioncounty.com

Fish Hawk Spirits
Ocala Website Designs LLC
Cheney Brothers
Mojo Grill and Catering
Phillips Printing
Pasta Fare
Francesco’s Pizza