In September, Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, is participating in Feeding America’s nationwide initiative, Hunger Action Month (HAM), when the community comes together to help raise awareness about the issue. It’s a month to spread the word and take action, dedicating ourselves to a solution. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to get involved in hunger relief efforts. This year’s theme is “Help end hunger one bite at a time.”
Every day, over 700,000 food insecure individuals throughout Palm Beach Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties question from where they will get their next meal.
“During the month of September and every day of the year, there are many ways that South Florida residents can help end hunger,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Those struggling to put food on the table are working families, children, seniors, and veterans. During Hunger Action Month, we ask the community to help be part of the solution.
Not only will South Floridians have the chance to participate in fundraising and volunteer efforts, but with the support of key strategic corporate partners, they can also participate in community events, volunteer efforts, a Food + Fun(d) Drive in at Rosemary Square in Palm Beach County, and more to support hunger relief. Feeding South Florida’s 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar of events is available online. For more information about how to get involved, visit Feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.
Hunger Action Month initiatives include:
- 2nd Annual South Florida Food Insecurity Summit – Sponsored by Humana – Thursday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am 12pm.
Community stakeholders will convene around the issue of food insecurity in South Florida, the impact it has on the economy and health, and develop mutually-agreed upon next steps and solutions toward increasing food access. Topics addressed will be government and policy actions, retail/corporate involvement, agricultural involvement, health care, institutional settings, and charitable response.
Location: Signature Grand – 6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317
Cost: Free and open to the public.
- Food + Fun(d) Drive | Sept. 1 – 30.
Participating restaurants in Rosemary Square will donate $1 of sales from a top-selling menu item directly back to Feeding South Florida during the month of September.
Location: Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace) – 700 S Rosemary Ave Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
- National Cheeseburger Day with BurgerFi | Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12pm.
Takeru Kobayashi, Guinness World Record Holder for Burger Eating and total World Records will visit BurgerFi for National Cheeseburger Day. Kobayashi will challenge 2-3 former athletes to a burger eating contest. Additionally, since Sept. 1, Feeding South Florida will provide all South Florida BurgerFi locations with donation boxes, where guests can donate money directly. BurgerFi will donate 100% of proceeds from the various donation boxes to Feeding South Florida.
Location: BurgerFi – 7890 SW 104th St. Suite B107, Miami, FL 33156
- Aventura Mall “A Table Together” VIP Event | Thursday, Sept. 25.
Attendees will enjoy a dining experience provided by Aventura Mall’s eateries and the opportunity to meet-and-greet with top local food influencers. All proceeds will go to Feeding South Florida.
Location: Aventura Mall – 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33180
Cost: $75; may be purchased in early Sept. at AventuraMall.com.
For more information about how Feeding South Florida is participating in Hunger Action Month and how to be a part of the effort to end hunger in South Florida, visit Feedingsouthflorida.org.