Our government works when people are served. Literally.
On Sept. 3, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, representing Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, will illustrate this by showing her support for Hunger Action Month (September 2013) and volunteering at a Feeding South Florida Mobile Food Pantry event. We are proud to say that Feeding South Florida is our client.
Approximately 600+ individuals in need of food assistance from UNIDAD of Miami Beach and surrounding agencies are expected to attend, as Rep. Wasserman Schultz will help distribute 20,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits, and bread products at the Miami Beach Convention Center parking lot. The congresswoman will be joined by Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and Feeding South Florida CEO Paco Velez.
Hunger Action Month is an initiative to mobilize the public to raise awareness and take action in support of domestic hunger relief. During the month of September, Feeding South Florida is presenting a variety of events and activities to encourage South Floridians to help end hunger and spread the word about the pervasiveness of hunger in South Florida. According to Feeding South Florida’s records, in Miami-Dade County alone, 441,240 individuals struggle to put food on the table; 149,530 of those are children.
But when you think about it, Hunger Action Month also stands for Help Another Man, woman, child and/or senior, who without that help would go through their lives hungry. For Feeding South Florida, every month is Hunger Action Month.
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. Through a local network of approximately 350 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida strives to serve the almost 1 million individuals in need, including 296,600 children, older adults and the working poor, in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
For more information about how you can get involved with Feeding South Florida/Hunger Action Month, visit http://www.feedingsouthflorida.org, call 954.518.1818 or follow Feeding South Florida on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingSFL and Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingSFL.