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For Immediate Release
‘Tis the Season to Feed the Hungry in South Florida:
Feeding South Florida Offers Ways to Help Those Who are Food Insecure During Thanksgiving
Pembroke Park, Fla. – Nov. 2012: This Thanksgiving, nearly 1 million people in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties will struggle to put food on the table. Shockingly, less than 1 percent of these people are homeless: over 50 percent of them have one or more employed adults in the family, and over 150,000 of them are seniors who face choices between paying rent, utilities and having enough nutritious food. One in four children in South Florida goes to bed hungry every night.
Feeding South Florida™, South Florida’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, is offering many ways for the public to help ensure that those who are food insecure can set their table with delicious food this Thanksgiving.
In addition to donating funds to Feeding South Florida at www.feedingsouthflorida.org (for every $1 donated, Feeding South Florida can provide six meals), the public can help fight hunger through the following initiatives/events:
“As during every other time of year, Thanksgiving provides wonderful opportunities to help those who are food insecure in South Florida,” said Feeding South Florida President and CEO Paco Vélez. “These people live right in our own communities – they are the working poor, seniors, children and many others. With our many initiatives and events, we hope to help the nearly 1 million individuals facing food insecurity in South Florida set their tables to enjoy a memorable and fulfilling holiday.”
About Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida™ is a nonprofit organization that empowers other South Florida nonprofit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products, and by educating and engaging the community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of approximately 450 other nonprofit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve almost 1 million individuals in need, including more than 340,000 children who are food insecure, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor, in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties with compassion and integrity. Feeding South Florida, the largest food bank in the state, is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. In 2011, Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 30 million pounds of food valued at over $50 million within the South Florida community. Feeding South Florida’s headquarters is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, please call (954) 518-1818 or visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.
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