Partners Honored at Feeding South Florida Community Breakfast

Feeding South Florida held its Inaugural Summer Hunger Ends Here Community Breakfast on July 12th at Signature Grand. At the breakfast, Marlins President David Samson addressed the crowd and discussed the Marlins Foundation $100,000 Charity Partner Anniversary Gift that was presented. The contribution will allow Feeding South Florida to acquire a new refrigerator-tractor trailer, which has the capacity to distribute an additional 3,000,000 lbs. of food per year throughout South Florida.
Feeding South Florida honored their Partner Agencies of the Year, Mt. Pisgah Church and Full Gospel Church along with Volunteers of the Year: Dora Gonzalez, Thomas Gonzalez, Sarah Brown and Dillon Bruno. In addition, Volunteer Group of the Year was awarded to The Breakers Palm Beach.
Feeding South Florida rescues 44 million pounds of food annually, serving 784,110 individuals in need of food assistance, 264,280 of whom are children, and 130,000 are older adults, throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. As the school year came to a close in South Florida last month, families are facing summer hunger – or what Feeding South Florida calls the “triple” threat—Children are home from school, parents need to provide. More than 260,000 kids in South Florida don’t know where their next meal is coming from. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

Alan Alvarez, Director of The Marlins Foundation; Paco Vélez, President & CEO of Feeding South Florida; and David Samson, President of the Miami Marlins

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