Food Drive

What are we doing?

As in many of our previous community projects, our organization strives to help those marginalized by food and resource insecurities. Access to mental health help, as well as access to a good meal and clean water, are equally as important. This is why we've taken on the initiative of working with local small and big businesses to donate regional proceeds to the homeless population of south Florida.

The facts on food insecurity...

  • The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of families without stable employment. More than 54.3 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity in 2020.

  • In 2018, more than 38 million people lived in poverty in America. Four a family of four, that means earning just $25,000 per year.

  • In 2018, More than 37 million people struggled with hunger in the United States, including more than 11 million children.

  • Children are more likely to face food insecurity than any other group in the United States. 

How are we doing this?

Once a business in our area has food that is either too old or isn't selling, we accept the donations that would otherwise be discarded. The proceeds are certainly not of bad quality, but rather, bakeries and markets don't typically sell food over a day old. And generally, this leads to an exuberant amount of food waste.

Right away, all donations are processed and packaged to ensure quality and security. We categorize food items based on whether or not they are perishable, if they're liquids or solids, and if they require preparation. In some cases, we might even match donations with purchases of our own. For instance, if a bakery donates sandwich bread, our nonprofit might buy cheeses and cold-cuts. 

The food would then be ultimately prepared and distributed to homeless shelters or alternative options in our region. Rather than just provide people with bread, depending on the type of location we donate to, our idea is to use cheeses and processed meats with the bread and make sandwiches. And with the additive of other donations, including canned soups, beans, hot drinks, and fruits, we plan to supplement as many people as we can with as balanced and healthy a diet as possible. 

"Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others."

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Who's helping us?

As we always are, our nonprofit is as committed to the south Florida region in this project as it is in others. We consult with business across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for any in-kind donations and proceeds.

Local soFlo businesses 

  • Panera Bread

  • Publix Supermarket

  • Yudy Bakery

  • Einstein Bros. Bagel

  • Brooklyn Water Bagel

  • Starbucks

  • Mystic Coffee

  • Gran Forno Bakery

  • Dunkin'

  • CAO Bakery & Cafe

  • Croissan Time

  • The Scandinavian Bakery & Coffee House

  • Chocolada Bakery & Cafe

  • Boston Bagel Cafe

COVID-19

In the midst of these difficult times, our nonprofit has become conscious that even committing to actions as selfless as feeding the homeless might, in fact, amount to more consequences than anticipated. This is why we've taken to making sure all of our employees wear the proper attire and safety protocol when handling food products. The same applies to the distribution processes. 

How can you help?

To donate, please take the time to fill out the information below.

Contact: (954) 645-7989

Address: 731 SW 5th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009-6969

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