Feeding South Florida® Hosted Community Breakfast

Elizabeth Abady, Paco Velez, Bonnie Schwartzbaum, Lourdes Fiegler, Cristina Martinez

Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, hosted its “Summer Hunger Ends Here” community breakfast, open to the public, on July 10 at Signature Grand in Davie. The event was presented by Delta Air Lines.

During the breakfast, Feeding South Florida leaders including President and CEO Paco Vélez, Executive Vice President Sari Vatske and Board Members Bob McCabe and Eddie Rivera honored the organization’s partner agencies and volunteers of the year. Honorees included Palm Beach County Agency of the Year, Our Support for Children; Broward County Agency of the Year, Fort Lauderdale Seventh Day Adventist Church; Miami-Dade and Monroe County Agency of the Year, Make-A-Wish Veterans; Feeding Palm Beach County Volunteer Group of the Year, Volunteers of the Palm Beaches; Feeding South Florida Volunteer Group of the Year, Bank of America; and Volunteer of the Year, Victoria Barnick.

Feeding South Florida partners with 300 nonprofit partner agencies throughout its quad-county service area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties). In 2018, the organization received help from approximately 27,000 volunteers. This year, 35,000 volunteers passed through the organization’s doors to help sort food for families in need.

Following the breakfast, Feeding South Florida representatives launched the organization’s MealConnect app, which Feeding America created to source more meals and help end hunger in America. For more information, visit www.mealconnect.org.

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