Feeding South Florida (which started as the Daily Bread Food Bank in Miami-Dade) had plans for celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year, but the pandemic put a stop to any celebrating, with too much work to be done. Yesterday, Sheree and I made our way down to deliver the food we collected and shopped for over the past month. This was our 4th drop, and over those 4 months we have been able to donate well over 1200 pounds of food, thanks to YOUR generosity.
We met with the lovely Deana, who gave us a little more insight into where the food goes and enlightened us on all the ways this organization helps hungry people in South Florida. They are not only a warehouse and distribution center for so many food banks, schools and church pantries. etc., but also serves as a food bank, itself. They also do local home deliveries and can assist clients with services like SNAP, temporary cash assistance, children’s health insurance, medicaid and medicare. If you are local and need help with any of these services please call 954-518-1857 or 561-659-5070 to make an appointment. If you are fortunate enough to NOT know the feeling of food insecurity, please take a moment to be GRATEFUL!
Summer season, with snowbirds gone north and people far removed from holiday spirit, causes a downturn of donations. We are doubling down our efforts so if you find you have a few items to spare please let us know. If you have a few bucks to spend on some great BOGO items, we are loving those at Publix. Once again, we are happy to shop for you. I am grateful to my mom, Ruth, who left this earth over 20 years ago, but taught me very well, how to stretch a dollar, and more importantly to have an open heart!
Next month we are planning on taking a full tour of the facility to see the volunteers at work, doing the unpacking, sorting, repacking and loading. They are the ones doing the hard work each day!
If you would like to bring your donations directly to Feeding South Florida, the facility we deliver to is located at 2501 SW 32nd Terrace in Pembroke Park. It is right off 1-95 (exit Hallendale Beach Blvd). Call in advance and ask for Michelle or Deana.
Finally, I need to say that I don’t post this for any kudos! They actually make me uncomfortable!! I post this to say thank you to YOU! YOU continue to make this F.F.I.T. (Fighting Food Insecurity, Together) project blossom and grow and I am eternally grateful. Thanks for stopping in and learning a little more about this amazing operation. If you have any questions about this or anything peace, fitness, etc., please reach out!