In support of Feeding South Florida™ (FSF) and its effort to expand its capacity to serve people in need of food assistance year-round, Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, has donated an exceptional amount of goods and volunteer time to the non-profit organization.
On Tuesday, June 10, approximately 200 Electrolux employees volunteered their time sorting, checking and repackaging donated foods at FSF’s headquarters in Pembroke Park, Fla. Electrolux also donated 2,500 backpacks for FSF’s Backpack Program, which supplies food for children who don’t have the necessary nutrients between Friday’s school lunch and Monday’s school breakfast.
In addition, Electrolux donated 30 freezers to FSF, which FSF partner agencies will receive to help them further serve individuals experiencing food insecurity. Partner agencies who have submitted grant applications will receive the freezers.
Over 20 FSF partner agencies obtained their freezers from FSF headquarters on June 11. These include Palm Beach County partner agencies New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1st Studio Arts, Salem Haitian Church and Bethany Baptist. Broward County partner agencies which acquired freezers are Ambassador SDA, Living Word, Hermon Community Center, Grace Community Development, Networking for Christ, National Aid Foundation, Community Enhancement, New Wine Ministries and Heart 2 Heart are now receiving freezers. Miami-Dade County partner agencies which obtained freezers are Vida Abundante, Love & Faith, Glory Temple, Wolrd Deliverance Missionary, Omega Power & Praise and Homestead Christian Center.
“We are very grateful to Electrolux for its generous donation of goods and volunteer efforts,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “In addition to feeding those struggling to put food on the table, we strive to provide the resources our partner agencies need to distribute the food. Thanks to Electrolux and other donors, we are able to extend our ability to support our partner agencies year-round.”
About Feeding South Florida™
Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida™ is one of 202 member food banks in the Feeding America™ network, the sole Feeding America food bank in South Florida, and the largest food bank in the state, serving 30 percent of the state’s food insecure population. Through a local network of approximately 350 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida distributes almost 35 million pounds of food annually, serving 949,910 individuals in need of food assistance, 296,600 of whom are children, and 150,000 are older adults, throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.
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