Marlins to Donate 1,000 Thanksgiving Meals on Friday, Nov. 18
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Contact: Jon Erik Alvarez
November 15, 2016
MARLINS TO DONATE 1,000 THANKSGIVING MEALS ON FRIDAY, NOV. 18
Players and staff to partner with Feeding South Florida for 8th annual Thanksgiving Distribution
WHO: Miami Marlins and Feeding South Florida
WHAT: The Miami Marlins, in partnership with Feeding South Florida, a former Marlins Charity Partner, will host the eighth annual Thanksgiving Distribution at Marlins Park. One thousand pre-selected families in the local neighborhood will receive Thanksgiving meals donated by the Marlins and local community partners. Each family will receive a Thanksgiving bag which includes a 10-pound turkey, fixings and dessert. This is a private event for pre-selected families and the media. Community partner agencies include Big Sisters Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Abriendo Puertas, Curley’s House, Sagrada Familia and other neighborhood organizations.
WHERE: Marlins Park – West Plaza
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2016
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
SPONSORS: The Marlins Foundation, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Publix, Café Domino, Goya and Feeding South Florida.
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About Marlins Community Impact
The Miami Marlins are committed to leaving a legacy that will make our fans, neighbors and partners proud through the values of Corporate Social Responsibility. Since the Ballpark was approved, the Marlins Foundation has gifted over $6 Million to South Florida charities and Marlins Ayudan has performed over 42,000 hours of service.
About Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida® is a member of the Feeding America® network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Our 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 rescues 44 million pounds of food annually, serving 784,110 individuals in need of food assistance – 264,280 of whom are children and 130,000 are older adults. Feeding South Florida is the largest and most efficient food bank in each county it serves, providing for 25% of the state’s food insecure population, through a local network of more than 400 nonprofit partner agencies and direct service programs. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.