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Food Drives and Giveaways for Those in Need

Food drives and giveaways continue throughout South Florida for those in need and for those looking to help. They take shape as community fridges, produce giveaways, prepared food distribution and other forms.

If you want to help as a volunteer, donate or distribute food, give money or help in any other way, here are quick links to local causes:

Miami Community Fridges
Village Free.dge
Be the Change South Florida
Green Haven Project
South Dade Mutual Aid
Urban Greenworks
Food Rescue US Miami
World Central Kitchen
Urban Oasis Project
Health in the Hood

Note: Throughout South Florida, there are ongoing efforts to distribute boxes of fresh produce, groceries and meals for anyone in need. Some giveaways are funded by donations. All of these events are subject to change, so check before heading over.

REFRIGERATOR/PANTRY PROJECTS

Miami's Community Fridges

WHAT: Buchanan’s Whisky is teaming up with Buddy System MIA, the nonprofit behind Miami’s Community Fridges, and local artists to establish and stock 10 community fridges in Miami’s most food insecure communities with free, nourishing foods, providing more than 28,000 meals to local underserved communities. Prominent Miami artists Reyna Noriega, AholSniffsGlue and Vic Garcia displayed their works in the latest fridges as part of the canceled Miami Art Week.
WHEN: Through Buchanan’s donation, the group has 10 fully stocked fridges to feed thousands of South Floridians in need.
WHERE:
Hialeah – Ruth A. Tinsman Pavillion, 6545 West 24th Avenue
Holland Hall, 555 East 1st Avenue

Little Haiti – FANM, 100 NE 84th Street

Wynwood – Mana Wynwood, 2222 NW 5th Avenue

Allapattah – 2198 NW 21st Street

Overtown – Overtown Optimist Club, 350 NW 12th Street

Coconut Grove – The Polished Coconut, 3600 Grand Avenue

Richmond Heights – Williams Groceries, 14660 Lincoln Boulevard

Homestead – Mr. Tutis Fruities 139 North Redland Road, Suite 11, Florida City

MORE INFO:Miami Community Fridge

Little Free Pantry

WHAT: Colorfully painted kiosks, like the Little Free Library stands, are devoted to foods. You can stop by to stock these pantries with nonperishable foods any time, or drop off food at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18 St., Boca Raton.

The Legacy Closet, 6000 W Atlantic Blvd., Margate
Chabad of Parkland, 7170 Loxahatchee Rd., Parkland
Chabad of Coral Springs, 3925 N University Dr., Coral Springs
Michelle’s International Learning House, 1800 Cathedral Dr., Margate
Temple Beth Orr, 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs
The Legacy Closet, 18569 SW 104th Ave., Cutler Bay

MORE INFO: Little Free Pantry

Health in the Hood Filling Fridges

WHAT: Through their Filling Fridges program, they will provide fresh food, grocery gift cards and distributing prepared meals to local senior centers, homeless shelters and eligious organizations.  
WHEN: Check their website for details.
WANT TO HELP? To connect with a group in need or volunteer, email Asha Walker. To donate, go here. Partners include The Office of City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Lotus House, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, WOW Center, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, The Edison Senior Community Center, Feeding South Florida, Miami-Dade Schools, Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank, Farm Share and Eat Clean.

Miami Beach Walk-up Food Distribution

WHAT: First-come, first-served food distribution while supplies last. Everyone must maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
WHEN/WHERE: Aug. 12 9am–Mid-Beach (Kosher food available), 4000 Chase Ave.; Aug. 19, 9am–South Beach, 833 6th St.; North Beach, 9am–North Beach, 7501 Collins Ave.
MORE INFO: Commissioner David Richardson, 305-673-7102

Community Refrigerator at Roots Black House

WHAT: Free food available to community members 24/7 in a fridge. Those in need can take what they want; anyone can donate food here, too. Greens grown in school food forests from The Education Fund are part of the offerings.
WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: Roots Collective print shop, 5505 NW 7 Ave.
MORE INFO: Roots Collective

FOOD GIVEAWAYS FOR ALL IN NEED

Miami-Dade County Food Distribution

WHAT: These sites include churches, businesses and parks.All events are drive-through. Residents must wear masks, stay in their vehicles and open their trunks when it's their turn in line.
WHEN: See below. 9am-11am
MORE INFO: Miami-Dade County Food Distribution Sites
Every Wednesday: Homestead Air Reserve Park: 27401 SW 127th Avenue, Homestead

Feeding South Florida Distribution

WHAT: This organization distributes food regularly in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties and also does one-time food giveaways.
WHEN: Drive-through distributions:

MIAMI-DADE

Thurs., Oct. 7, 9am-11am, Florida City: Loren Roberts Park, 627 NW 6 Ave.
Wed., Oct. 12, 9am-11am, Opa-Locka: 777 Sharazad Blvd.

MORE INFO: These sites provide drive-through service only. No walk-ups. Full list here.

WANT TO HELP? Donate to the Feeding South Florida COVID-19 Response Fund. Donate here. Volunteer here.

Farm Share Distribution

Free drive-through food distribution for families in need. Bring a large canvas bag or box. We'll update locations, or follow here for upcoming dates and locations. Drive-up only; no walk-ins. More here.

MIAMI-DADE

Wed., Oct. 6, 9am-noon, Miami: Henderson Park, 950 NW 3 St.
Sat., Oct. 9, 9am-1pm, Kendall: Christ the King Catholic Church, 16000 SW 112 Ave.
Sat., Oct. 9, 11am-2pm, North Miami: 12220 Griffing Blvd.
Tues., Oct. 12, 9am-noon: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St.
Wed., Oct. 13, 9am-noon, Miami: Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50 St.
Wed., Oct. 13, 10am-noon, Miami: Smathers Plaza I&II Apartments, 1025 SW 30 Ave.
Thurs., Oct. 14, 9am-noon, Miami: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St.
Thurs., Oct. 14, 9am-noon, North Miami Beach: 1980 NE 171 St.
Wed., Oct. 20, 9am-noon, Miami: St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5909 NW 7 St.
Wed., Oct. 20, 10am-1pm, Homestead: Live Like Bella Park, 29305 Illinois Rd.
Thurs., Oct. 21, 9am-noon, Miami: Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22 Ave.
Wed., Oct. 27, 9am-noon, Miami: Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church, 110 NE 62 St.
Fri., Oct. 29, 9am-noon, Miami: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 9225 SW 137 Ave.
Tues., Nov. 2, 9am-noon, Miami: Miami-Dade College Medical Campus, 1000 NW 20 St.
Wed., Nov. 10, 9am-noon, Miami: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St.
Thur., Nov. 18, Perrine: CHI West Perrine Health Center, 18255 Homestead Ave.
Sat., Nov. 20, Miami: Jessie Trice Community Health System, 5361 NW 22 Ave.
Thurs., Dec. 9, 9am-noon, Miami: Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St.

BROWARD
Sat., Oct. 16, 10am-1pm, Weston: 16690 Saddle Club Rd.

SCHOOL MEALS

Miami-Dade Public Schools Meals

WHAT: Miami-Dade County Public Schools currently provides the Afterschool Meals Program, a sub-component of the Child Care Food Program under the U.S. Department of Agricultur, in more than 250 schools. The program will be implemented at two additional schools starting September 1, 2021:  Andrea Castillo Prep Academy, 10201 NW 78th St, Doral, and Palmetto Middle School, 7351 SW 128th St., Pinecrest.
WHERE: Find out more here.  

Broward Public Schools Meals

WHAT: Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch pick-ups for enrolled public school students are available at all schools on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm. Breakfast is free for all public school students. Lunch is provided based on meal benefit eligibility status: no charge for students who qualify for free lunch. Reduced-price lunch is .40, full-price lunch is $2 for elementary, $2.35 for middle school and $2.50 for high school students.
WHEN: Tuesdays 10am-1pm.
WHERE: List of schools here.
MORE INFO: Here's their website. Apply for reduced meals here.

Sours: https://ediblesouthflorida.ediblecommunities.com/things-do/food-giveaways-those-need

Free Food Distribution

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5 and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department host a free drive-thru food distribution at Miami-Dade County Auditorium every Saturday.

Several South Florida community groups have joined forces to create Adopt-a-Box, a program that raises funds to purchase local and Florida-grown fruits and vegetables directly from our farmers who need help during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The produce purchased from the farms are assembled and distributed to families and individuals in need. This program is led by Redland Ahead, Unity Groves, and Taste of Redland. Adopt-A-Box distributes 800 20-pound family-sized boxes to Miami-Dade County residents.

The event is organized on a drive-thru, first-come first-served basis. Recipients are required to wear masks, remain in their vehicles, and open their trunks when it is their turn in line to receive the food. No walk-ups will be permitted.

For more information please visit www.miamidade.gov, or contact Francis Izquierdo, Communications Coordinator for Miami-Dade County District 5 Commissioner Eileen Higgins, at [email protected] or 305-375-5924.

Sours: https://www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org/event/free-food-distribution/2021-06-26/
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NoMi Food Pantry

The NoMi Food PantryNow operated by the City of North Miami, the NoMi Food Pantry provides fruits and vegetables, protein, dairy and shelf-stable items in addition to health and beauty items such as diapers and personal hygiene items.

To apply for food pantry services, call 305-953-3053 to make an appointment. Proof of North Miami residency required. Only one registration per household is allowed. Shopping appointments limited to once per week; item quantities may be limited based on household size.

Sunkist Grove Community Center
12500 NW 13 Avenue
North Miami, FL 33167

In response to increased demand due to COVID-19, The NoMi Food Pantry, formally known as The NoMi Food Market, launched a new website to receive public support for emergency food assistance provided at the facility. The site, www.NoMiCares.org provides resources to members of the public needing assistance from the pantry, along with individuals interested in donating money, groceries and volunteer hours.

Due to COVID-19, the NoMi Food Pantry is not open to the public, and currently offers curbside food distribution services only to registered residents.

To learn more call 305-953-3053

Sours: https://www.northmiamifl.gov/829/NoMi-Food-Pantry
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Organizations continue offering free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Face coverings are required at all of these sites.

If your organization is distributing food, please email complete info to [email protected] or [email protected] 

This list is periodically updated to reflect new distribution sites.

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Drive-through food distributions include:

  • Feeding South Florida and its partners offer free food distribution events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm counties. Please use an online tool to verify any events you are interested in. Occasionally, events are deleted or moved to a different venue. To verify each day, click here and go to “Distribution Locator” to see a revised list. Click here to locate an agency.
  • Farm Share, a nonprofit organization that distributes fruits, vegetables and other food items, is offering drive-through distribution events throughout Florida. Free food items provided usually include fresh produce, nonperishable items and water. To obtain food, you need to arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed. Information on drive-through pickups is online. First-come, first served. Financial donations are accepted via FarmShare.org or by texting “EAT” to 41-444.
  • Free meals for Kids & Teens 18 & younger are offered at parks, libraries and other participating venues  in South Florida. Offered via Summer BreakSpot, a partnership of US Department of Agriculture & Florida Department of Agriculture. For information on sites near you, use the interactive-map feature online,  phone 2-1-1 or Text FOODFL to 877-877

 

Other food distribution programs: 

Hours regularly change, so it is recommended you call before you go:

  •  Seed of Hope Ministries offers occasional food distributions, information on Facebook
  • Unity Baptist Church, 13001 NW 7 Ave., North Miami, usually 2 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,  786-486-0898
  • Curley’s House of Style, 6025 NW 6 Ct., Miami, Tues.-Fri. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., call 305-754-7784 or 305-759-9805
  • King Jesus International Ministry, drive-thru, 13850 SW 143 Court., Miami 33186 or church lot, 14100 SW 144 Avenue, Miami, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m., while supplies last (early arrival recommended), 305-382-3171
  • True Deliverance Church, 18300 SW 109 Ave., Miami, from Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, 305-254-2163. Drive-thru preferred
  • Worship Center Blessed Ministries, 1793 Opa-Locka Blvd., Opa-locka 33054, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 786-704-2009
  • unconfirmed — CARE Inc., 631 NW 183 St., Miami Gardens, 305-917-0376. Distribution on Tuesdays beginning at noon until supplies last
  • unconfirmed — Centro Biblico Puertas de Sion, 16359 NW 57 Ave., Miami Gardens, 786-315-0074
  • unconfirmed — Helping Hands with your Heart, 10820 NW 7 Ave., Miami, Tuesdays from 1 p.m.  until supplies last. 786-290-4316
  • unconfirmed — Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 9850 E. Datura St., Palmetto Bay, Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 305-378-2192
  • Food pantry at Soref JCC in Plantation, drive-through pick-ups  by appointment. To receive an appointment, participants need to register with a partnering social service agency. For information on social service agencies, use Broward  2-1-1, online or dial 211.

Food aid for seniors:

  • unconfirmed Health in the Hood is distributing food to Miami’s most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, through its “Filling Fridges” project. Its aim is to deliver 300 prepared meals to senior centers, homeless shelters and religious organizations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Click here for more details. 
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami is providing meals to those in need 60 or older, who live independently in their homes and are registered with the program. Information: 305-754-2444 or online
  • Glory Temple Ministry, 7950 NW 22 Ave., Miami, open only to seniors in urgent need. Call 305-456-5217 to ask for help
  • Meals On Wheels South Florida offers free food to eligible homebound seniors.  Info: 954-714-6946 or online
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center assists with food delivery for seniors who self-quarantined, 954-745-9779 for information
  • Dial 2-1-1 for information on services
  • Pantry of Broward offers food assistance program in Broward, including home deliveries, for seniors and grandparents with legal custody of grandchildren. Information on eligibility online or 954-358-1481

No longer offered, or unconfirmed

  • no longer offered — Le Jardin Community Center in Homestead is offering drive-thru food distributions once again. Head to the center, at 104 NW 12th St., on Fridays, from 2-5 p.m., while supplies last. All participants must remain in the car, with windows up and trunks open. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis. The distribution is organized in conjunction with Truly Local Cares and Mac Edwards Produce & Co. 
  • unconfirmed — Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 9801 NW 24 Ave., Miami from 7-9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 305-836-7644
  • unconfirmed — Bridge to HOPE, 10844 SW 188 St., Miami, 786-269-1608. Call first to receive an ID number to receive an appointment via their website.
  • unconfirmed Food Rescue US with sponsorship from The Miami Foundation, Topo Chico and PepsiCo Foundation will distribute meals from various area restaurants. Click here to visit their Instagram page and get the latest details. 
    Noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays Lil Greenhouse Grill, 1300 NW 3 Ave., Miami through Feb. 25.
    2-3 p.m. Saturdays Chef Creole, 200 NW 54 St., Miami 
  • unconfirmed Flipany is distributing free meal boxes to families for their children. The boxes contain a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch combining fresh and shelf-stable items, including milk. All items are pre packaged in a box and distributed drive-thru or socially-distanced walk-up pick up line (face coverings required). Parents must show proof of children in household or present a pickup form. Thursdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m., Charis Community Center, 13850 SW 143 Court, Miami; Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Episcopal Church of Holy Family, 18501 NW 7 Ave., Miami; Tuesdays 2-4 p.m., Islamic Center, 4305 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens.
  • Health in the Hood is distributing food to Miami’s most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, low-income families and displaced citizens, through its “Filling Fridges” project. Its aim is to give 100 produce bags to displaced Miami-Dade County Public School students at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays via drive-thru collection in Opa-locka. Early arrival is highly recommended. Click here for more details. 
  • Make a Wish Veterans is distributing food to veterans, families and the community via drive thru every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at 1881 Ali Baba Ave., Opa Locka. Masks are required and food will be placed in trunk of car.
  • no longer offered — Hands of God in partnership with Seed of Hope Ministries is distributing food on a first-come, first served basis to those in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed. The drive-up only events are happening every Saturday at different locations around Miami-Dade. Click here for the latest information.

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President & CEO

As President & CEO of Feeding South Florida, Francisco (“Paco”) Vélez is responsible for the overall administration, management, and leadership of the organization in pursuit of its mission, goals, and objectives.

Since his arrival in 2012, Vélez has increased the number of pounds of food distributed across Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, from 29.6 million pounds in 2012 to 50 million pounds in 2018. He has increased funding and reduced expenses to ensure a healthy financial position for the organization, bringing it from seven figures in the red to seven figures in the black.

South Florida Business Journal named Vélez as Ultimate CEO of 2015, as well as a member
of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013 for his accomplishments as CEO of Feeding South Florida.

Prior to joining Feeding South Florida in April 2012, Vélez served as executive vice president of programs and initiatives from 2010-2012 and director of services from 2000-2010 at the San Antonio Food Bank in San Antonio, Texas, one of the leading food banks in the Feeding America network. Vélez’s responsibilities at the San Antonio Food Bank included oversight of six divisions responsible for all outreach programs and initiatives of the food bank.

Also prior to joining Feeding South Florida, from 2010-2012, Vélez served as a consultant
to the Treasure Coast Food Bank for proposals, budgets, warehouse operations and program creation and innovation.

Vélez holds a Certification in Non-Profit Management from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Vélez was recently appointed to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Living Healthy in Florida Advisory Board by Commissioner Adam Putnam. He is also the past secretary for Feeding Florida and is currently on the board, while also serving on the board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program with the United Way of Miami-Dade.

In Texas, he has served on the boards of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) and Holy Spirit Catholic Church Homeless and Hunger Ministry. Vélez is also a Leadership San Antonio graduate of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce/San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Sours: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/distribution_locator/
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President & CEO

As President & CEO of Feeding South Florida, Francisco (“Paco”) Vélez is responsible for the overall administration, management, and leadership of the organization in pursuit of its mission, goals, and objectives.

Since his arrival in 2012, Vélez has increased the number of pounds of food distributed across Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, from 29.6 million pounds in 2012 to 50 million pounds in 2018. He has increased funding and reduced expenses to ensure a healthy financial position for the organization, bringing it from seven figures in the red to seven figures in the black.

South Florida Business Journal named Vélez as Ultimate CEO of 2015, as well as a member
of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013 for his accomplishments as CEO of Feeding South Florida.

Prior to joining Feeding South Florida in April 2012, Vélez served as executive vice president of programs and initiatives from 2010-2012 and director of services from 2000-2010 at the San Antonio Food Bank in San Antonio, Texas, one of the leading food banks in the Feeding America network. Vélez’s responsibilities at the San Antonio Food Bank included oversight of six divisions responsible for all outreach programs and initiatives of the food bank.

Also prior to joining Feeding South Florida, from 2010-2012, Vélez served as a consultant
to the Treasure Coast Food Bank for proposals, budgets, warehouse operations and program creation and innovation.

Vélez holds a Certification in Non-Profit Management from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Vélez was recently appointed to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s Living Healthy in Florida Advisory Board by Commissioner Adam Putnam. He is also the past secretary for Feeding Florida and is currently on the board, while also serving on the board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program with the United Way of Miami-Dade.

In Texas, he has served on the boards of the South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH) and Holy Spirit Catholic Church Homeless and Hunger Ministry. Vélez is also a Leadership San Antonio graduate of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce/San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Sours: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/

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