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Feeding South Florida to Host 2nd Annual End Summer Hunger Sort-A-Thon on June 18

By June 14, 2016 No Comments

Who/What:

To ensure children have access to food during summer when school is not in session, Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the South Florida region, is hosting its 2nd annual End Summer Hunger Sort-a-Thon at its main warehouse. Volunteers — 100 maximum per shift — will sort donated food. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, the counties which Feeding South Florida serves, 280,630 children are in need of food assistance. Many children rely on a nutritious breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program and are at risk of suffering from hunger during summer break.

When:

Saturday, June 18, 2016
2½-hour shifts are available from 8 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Shift 1:  8–10:30 a.m.

Shift 2:  11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Shift 3:  2–4:30 p.m.

Shift 4:  5–7:30 p.m.

Where:

Feeding South Florida Main Warehouse

2501 SW 32 Terrace

Pembroke Park, FL 33023

How:

To register to volunteer, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or http://feedingsouthflorida.force.com/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0Cj0000007WWVlEAO&wrs=HOC0182-003-f0b481b9-907c-4fad-8994-7f1a8cf935a5.

Be sure to register early, as Sort-A-Thons are popular times to volunteer. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Note: No children under the age of 12. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Feeding South Florida®

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida® is the sole Feeding America® food bank in South Florida, and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the region, serving 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. Through a local network of approximately 360 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida distributes almost 40 million pounds of food annually, serving 785,040 individuals in need of food assistance, 280,630 of whom are children, and 150,000 are older adults, throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.

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