Gulfstream Park July 4th Food Drive Event for Feeding South Florida 7/4/12

Gulfstream Park Holding Food Drive in Conjunction with its July 4th Family Celebration
July 4th at 4 p.m.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino is joining the fight against hunger by holding a July 4th Food Drive benefiting Feeding South Floridaâ„¢.

During the July 4th Family Celebration at Gulfstream Park, which begins at 4 p.m., participants can donate non-perishable foods such as peanut butter, cereal, tuna, rice, macaroni and cheese, protein foods, etc. to either the south or north valet areas. No glass items, please.

Each person donating non-perishable food items will be eligible to win a $500 drawing. The drawing will take place directly after the 9 p.m. fireworks.
Gulfstream Park’s July 4th Family Celebration will include a Kidz Zone, live music, fireworks, food, fun and more.

“We’re very thankful that Gulfstream Park is holding its July 4th Food Drive to benefit Feeding South Florida,” said Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Food drives such as this allow us to continue serving our nearly 600 partner agencies like The Pantry of Broward, Inc.”

According to Feeding South Florida’s records, 938,110 individuals in South Florida experience food insecurity; 340,740 of those are children. The food insecurity rate in South Florida is 16.9 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.

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