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Publix providing meals after purchasing goods from farmers MIAMI (WSVN) - More generous giveaways are being made across South Florida for people struggling to make ends meet and put meals on the table. Publix is supplying it after buying it from farmers in need. As much as 64,000 pounds of fresh produce, and 40,000 pounds of fresh milk are headed to South Florida families in need. Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida said, “It’s a win-win. We have growers that are getting sales of their produce and their milk and families that are benefiting from all this great food.”

COVID Supply Chain Issues Means Christmas Shopping Will Be Impacted WATCH LIVECBS4 News This Morning Categories: Local News, WFORTV CBS4's Hank Tester spoke with experts about the supply chain problems. 12 hours ago Hundreds of families receive groceries at drive-thru food distributions across South Florida HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Hundreds of South Florida families had the opportunity to bring home much-needed grocery items thanks to multiple drive-thru food distributions in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. 7News cameras captured a long line of cars outside the Mana Convention Center in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, Tuesday afternoon. Farm Share used the venue to host a food distribution in collaboration with the office of City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez.

Food Distribution Underway in Miami Beach – NBC 6 South Florida Dozens of cars were lined up early for a food distribution site hosted by city officials that kicked off in Miami Beach at 9 a.m. Saturday, scheduled to run until 11 a.m. For the third consecutive Saturday, City Commissioner David Richardson led the initiative to distribute meals at 21st Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. The high amount of cars that lined up for food "is indicative of the food insecurity as a result of job layoffs and income disparity in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic," a press release from the City of Miami Beach read. The drive was organized in collaboration with the nonprofit Feeding South Florida. "People are able to receive groceries that generally includes a protein source such as chicken, general staples and fresh produce from various sources, including local farmers who have excess inventory that normally would have gone to restaurants, hotels, etc.," the press release stated.

Publix donates produce from Florida farmers to feed families impacted by COVID-19 LAKELAND, Fla. (WTXL) — Publix announced a new initiative on Wednesday to purchase fresh produce and milk to assist farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Publix will donate these products directly to Feeding America member food banks in its operating area. The initiative will support Florida produce farmers, southeastern dairy farmers and the growing number of families looking to Feeding America for fresh fruits, vegetables and milk during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative began Wednesday and is expected to run for several weeks.

Feeding South Florida's Miami Beach Food Bank Draws Massive Line click to enlarge Feeding South Florida and Miami Beach officials distribute food near Collins Park. Photo by Miami Beach Police Department Miami Beach is usually the spot for holiday jaunts to luxury hotels and champagne-soaked David Guetta sets at LIV. But as COVID-19 continues to ravage the economy, the city has been forced to confront its class divide, which has left many residents hungry and in desperate need of aid.

COVID-19 Surge Continues in Wilton Manors at 74 & Oakland Park at 73 Confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged 35% this week to 74 in Wilton Manors. One week ago that number was at 55. In Oakland Park, the number is up 15% to 73 cases. Last week that number was at 63. Two weeks ago those numbers stood at 39 in Wilton Manors and 34 in Oakland Park. South Florida nonprofits are ramping up aid amid the pandemic, but it’s costing them Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, the nonprofit group best known for matching disadvantaged kids with one-on-one mentors, had a major decision to make when the coronavirus pandemic shut down its programs: Could it somehow continue helping its kids and their families during the emergency? A survey of their needs identified one overriding need: Food. That meant Big Brothers had to pivot. And fast. Within days, the mentorship and educational organization had transformed itself into a supplier of free food in bulk. Supported by local restaurants and Feeding South Florida, it began providing its families with hot pizza and meals and staples like rice and bread through pickups at its headquarters near Miami International Airport and deliveries across Miami-Dade.

RPB’s Commons Park Remains Busy Every Wednesday With Drive-Through Food Giveaway Feeding South Florida distributes tons of food to families at numerous locations, but Royal Palm Beach Commons Park has been a popular site, giving out about 3.4 tons of food over the past year, with more than 600 cars lining up every Wednesday morning. Councilman Jeff Hmara has been volunteering at the site since the giveaways began last year. “You try to maintain a presence to the community to get people to come and have the experience,” Hmara said. “The whole idea is to build that sense of belonging and a sense of community.” Hmara said the project was manned originally by village staff, but much of the work has since been turned over to a loyal team of volunteers.

Farm Share, Feeding South Florida discuss growing need for food donations PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Two of the largest food pantry providers in South Florida are saying the need for food donations has never been greater than it is right now. “This is a scale and scope that we’ve never seen before,” Farm Share CEO Stephen Shelley said. “This is a whole new animal for us. Feeding South Florida's Monthly Spotlight: July 2021 - Feeding South Florida Friendly Food Banker of the Month: Trini Miguel Feeding South Florida values service above all else. Recognizing that it takes people to serve, it’s only fitting that we recognize and honor those outstanding team members who embody Feeding South Florida’s values of service, compassion, dedication, integrity, and stewardship. Our July 2021 Team Member of the Month is Trini Miguel! Trini became a Feeding South Florida Friendly Food Banker in January 2021, working on our Service Insights initiative, liaising with our partner agencies to assist with their client case management process. Learn more about Trini below.

eu.palmbeachpost ROYAL PALM BEACH — Volunteers from Feeding South Florida can hear Terry Hibl before they can see him in the winding line of cars that forms every Wednesday morning at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach. While the 1970s rock hits Hibl, 74, blares from his Kia van has earned him the nickname "Music Man" and makes volunteers smile, he says the work Feeding South Florida does for the community makes him smile in return. With windows rolled down and trunks open, a variety of about 600 vehicles inch their way through the park on Poinciana Boulevard from 9 to 11 a.m. as they wait for volunteers to load their trunks with grocery store staples. Since April 2020, Feeding South Florida has held 61 drive-throughs and has distributed 2,884,800 pounds of food — equivalent to 2.4 million meals or 650 Kia Sedonas — in Royal Palm Beach, according to an organization representative. A year after the shutdown: Faces and voices of hardship and hope Food drives help with more than just feeding people

Thousands across South Florida line up for food as additional 500K file for unemployment FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Many people who are out of a job are now waiting in lines across South Florida for necessities such as groceries. Families are able to have food in their pantries for a few days thanks to the ongoing generosity being offered by other members and organizations in the community. On Thursday, the Pantry of Broward, located at 610 N.W. 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, hosted another food distribution event shortly after 8 a.m. Drivers were separated into two lines once they entered the venue, and bags of fresh food was placed into their open trunks. 7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where a line of cars could be seen stretching over a block long.