The Junior League of Greater Orlando actively participates as a member of the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) of the Junior Leagues of Florida, an organization representing 11,000 voting women in the state. Our three priorities include at risk-youth, health and hunger, and community safety.
We advocate for eliminating food deserts in Florida, especially in our Central Florida community. Food deserts are typically found in low-income neighborhoods with little to no access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods.
Today, a staggering 28.4% of all children in the state of Florida live in a food insecure environment. In Orange County alone, approximately 53,000 children live in food insecure homes.
SPAC has been the advocacy arm for the 24 Junior Leagues throughout the state of Florida for over 30 years. The group monitors the state legislative process and addresses issues of political importance to the members of the Junior Leagues throughout Florida. Each member of SPAC sends delegates to meetings and conferences throughout the year to research and debate current issues. Currently, there are over 11,000 Junior League members in Florida.