For many people, the holidays are a time for family, food and celebration. For thousands of people in our community though, it’s a time of wondering whether or not they will be able to simply put food on the table.
According to our friends at Feeding South Florida, over 710,000 people in the area don’t know where they will get their next meal with more than 248,000 of those individuals being children and nearly 120,000 older adults.
“Throughout the holiday season, we meet hundreds of children, families and older adults who don’t know what the week will hold. Will they have enough food for dinner that evening? What will the kids eat for lunch over the weekend when school is out?” – Feeding South Florida
Throughout 2017, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Feeding South Florida to raise awareness and money through initiatives like our annual Blocktoberfest celebration, a can drive for Hunger Action Month and Going Orange at the Social Hall. Your support by simply visiting the Social Hall and enjoying a beer has been incredible!
The need it huge though, so we’ve teamed up with them once again this holiday season.
“As individuals, businesses and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those who need it, as well as breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty.” – FSF
Throughout November and December, we’ll be donating $1 from every 6-pack sold (up to $5,000) at participating retailers to Feeding South Florida. And with a 98% efficiency rating, you can be sure that your fundraising dollars stretch further!
“For every $1 donated, we can provide 6 meals.” – FSF
So with YOUR help, we can provide 30,000 meals! Simply keep an eye out for the Holiday Helpings signs at participating retailers such as Total Wine, Publix, Whole Foods (and many more!), pick up a six-pack and enjoy.