Feeding South Florida Wins Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Feeding South Florida Wins Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year at Feb. 13 South Florida Community Care Network Non-Profit Academy Awards

Awards Hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Presented by 2-1-1 Broward

Feeding South Florida™, the Feeding America™ food bank with the largest service area in the state, was presented with the Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year award at the Feb. 13, 5th annual South Florida Community Care Network Non-Profit Academy Awards. The awards were hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and presented by 2-1-1 Broward, the first call for help for Broward County residents and the gateway to health and human services in the South Florida community.

The Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year award honors an organization that exhibits stellar management practices, accomplishes significant results, and serves as a model for other non-profit organizations. Key areas of non-profit excellence evaluated were exceptional overall results and impact, strong governance and executive leadership, financial stability, and effective community engagement and partnerships

As part of the honor, Feeding South Florida received a $1,000 grant.

The annual South Florida Community Care Network Non-Profit Academy Awards celebrate the inspiring work of Broward’s nonprofit agencies and recognize the individual efforts of outstanding nonprofit executives and board leaders. Awards were presented in 10 categories. Members of Feeding South Florida’s Operations, Finance, and Community Relations team joined Feeding South Florida President & CEO Paco Vélez and 800 others to celebrate the good work of many nonprofits in our community.

“We are honored to have received the Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year award,” said Vélez. “Feeding South Florida has emerged as the ‘go-to’ agency to address hunger in South Florida. “With 98 cents of every dollar spent on programming and distribution, Feeding South Florida is one of the most efficient nonprofit organizations in the country. We provide more than $63 million worth of food and grocery items to the South Florida community per year.”

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