Exit 66 and Heineken team up for a â€œBring A Can, Get A Canâ€ Food Drive to Commemorate 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Sunday, September 11, 1:00 pm â€“ 8:00 pm
Exit 66 (Outdoor Pool Area)
Beach Entrance: 219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
Pool Entrance: 222 Almond Avenue |1 block west of A1A and 1Å½2 block north of Las Olas Blvd
Exit 66, Heineken Light, Feeding South Florida, US Army Recruiting Center | Fort Lauderdale
On Sunday, September 11, 2011, Exit 66 and Heineken Light will team up in support of the annual 911
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by hosting a can food drive to benefit Feeding South Florida. Residents and visitors heading to Fort Lauderdale Beach are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food, household and hygiene items from 1:00 pm â€“ 8:00 pm at Exit 66â€™s poolside entrance, located at 222 Almond Avenue, one block west of A1A and a 1Å½2 block north of Las Olas Boulevard. Donors 21 and over will receive a ticket for a complimentary Heineken Light; all donors will receive a postcard in which to write a note of support to our troops and first responders and a 10% discount card for local restaurants. Members from the US Army Recruiting Office in Fort Lauderdale will help mark a moment of silence at 4:00 pm. Representatives from Feeding South Florida will be on site from 1:00 pm â€“ 5:30 pm to retrieve both food and monetary donations.
The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (â€œ9/11 Dayâ€) is a privately organized, as well as a federally-recognized national initiative that encourages individuals, groups, and employers to engage in charitable activities and good deeds (of any nature) in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks each year. The long-term goal of 9/11 Day is to create a permanent and positive legacy that rekindles the spirit of unity that existed immediately after 9/11, and that honors the 9/11 victims, heroes, and all those who rose in service in response to the terrorist attacks that changed our nation.
Feeding South Floridaâ„¢ (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products; and by educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of more than 800 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve children, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor with compassion and integrity. Feeding South Florida is a member of Feeding America, the nationâ€™s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Over 29 million pounds of food is distributed within the community by Feeding South Florida each year. Feeding South Floridaâ€™s headquarters is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, please call (954) 518-1818 or visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.
South Florida Hunger Facts
According to Feeding South Floridaâ€™s records, over 936,000 individuals in South Florida experience food insecurity; 347,740 of those are children. The food insecurity rate in South Florida is 16.8 percent. Recently, Feeding South Floridaâ€™s agencies are reporting a 39 percent increase in the demand for food services, due to the current economic climate.
Most Useful Items to Donate
Â· Canned meats/tuna
Â· Rice and beans (Dry or canned)
Â· Canned fruits & vegetables
Â· Macaroni & cheese
Â· Peanut butter and jelly