Community

Citrus Feeding Empty Bowls

The Community Food Bank (CFB) serves more than 60,000 individuals each month by acquiring and distributing nutritious food to more than 50 pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters--nine of which are located right here in Hernando County. And those who might like to take a drive to Citrus County next week can support CFB by supporting the arts--both culinary and visual.

Organization Brings Joy and Other Essentials to the Homeless

Nature Coast Community Services Foundation (NCCSF) is a nonprofit organization that cares for and assists the homeless population across Hernando County. The organization travels to those in need, wherever they reside. This is run by Ellen Paul and a small group of kind people, whose passion is to uplift their community and help whenever and wherever they're needed.

Enrichment Centers face closure in June if funding isn't secured

By Julie B. Maglio
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According to the 2018 Hernando County Statistical abstract report, “Hernando has one of the greatest proportions of individuals over the age of 65 in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA. At 27 percent, it is only second to Citrus county, which has over one-third of the population over 65. Approximately 4% of Hernando’s residents are over the age of 85, which is greater than the Florida average of 3%.” 

Stable Faith Cowboy Church certified Dementia Friendly

The Stable Faith Cowboy Church, located at 12077 N. Broad Street in Brooksville, Florida has been certified Dementia Friendly after conducting dementia awareness and care training for members of its congregation. Pastor David Hope explains, “We are a welcoming church that reaches out to all in our community, including the individuals and families who may be traveling the difficult path of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We seek to understand and respond to their special needs.”

Local Women Leading the Way Project Recognized Nationally

In 2020, the nation celebrated the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Constitutional Amendment granting United States women the right to vote. Locally, Brooksville Main Street and The Hernando Sun marked the milestone with the Women Leading the Way Women's Suffrage Event/Exhibition that took place March 20-21. In addition to honoring the brave suffragettes who put their lives on the line to secure a basic human right, this event honored the visionary women of Hernando County.