Bring A Can, Get A Can Food Drive for 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance 9/11/11

Exit 66 and Heineken team up for a “Bring A Can, Get A Can” Food Drive to Commemorate 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Sunday, September 11, 1:00 pm – 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 1Ž2 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 – 8:00 pm at Exit 66’s poolside entrance, located at 222 Almond Avenue, one block west of A1A and a 1Ž2 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 – 5:30 pm to retrieve both food and monetary donations.

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (“9/11 Day”) 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 Florida™ (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 nation’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 Florida’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 Florida’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 Florida’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
· Canned meats/tuna
· Rice and beans (Dry or canned)
· Canned fruits & vegetables
· Macaroni & cheese
· Peanut butter and jelly
· Coffee

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