Feeding South Florida food distribution at Annual Hangout Day with NFL Players 7/21/12

Feeding South Florida food distribution at Annual Hangout Day w/NFL Players
Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food Distribution
Patricia A. Mishcon Athletic Field
16501 NE 15th Ave.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Feeding South Florida will team up with Stars of Tomorrow, Inc. , Tampa Bay Buccaneers player E. J. Biggers and Philadelphia Eagles player Max Jean-Gilles to provide a mobile food pantry at The 3rd Annual Hangout Day on Saturday, July 21. During the free event which is open to the public, the mobile food pantry will provide 15,000 pounds of nutritious produce to those who are facing hunger. Several NFL players, including Biggers and Jean-Gilles, will be distributing food at the event. Over 2,000 people are expected to attend.

In an effort to provide those who are food insecure in underserved communities with nutritious foods, Feeding South Florida operates the mobile food pantry truck throughout South Florida. The refrigerated vehicle is part of a nationwide fleet from Kraft Foods (the Kraft Foods Mobile Pantry Program) and its Foundation in partnership with Feeding America.

The 3rd Annual Hangout Day, taking place Friday, July 20 through Saturday July 21, is a free weekend of events for underserved children including a charity basketball game, youth football and cheerleading camp, complimentary food and drinks, health screenings, and more. Free backpacks and school supplies are distributed to children attending.

To support the fight against hunger in South Florida, Stars of Tomorrow, Inc will donate $1,000 to Feeding South Florida.

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.

Feeding South Florida™ 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 the community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of nearly 600 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve over 938,000 individuals in need, including more than 340,000 children who are food insecure, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor, in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties with compassion and integrity. Feeding South Florida, one of the largest food banks in the state, is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. In 2011, Feeding South Florida distributed over 30 million pounds of food valued at almost $50 million within the South Florida community. 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.