WHO: Miami Marlins, Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County and Feeding South Florida™, a 2014 Marlins Charity Partner
WHAT: The Marlins and Feeding South Florida are partnering for their fifth food distribution since December 2013. Over 100 families from the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County will be receiving packages of food.
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County
350 SW 10 St., Belle Glade, FL, 33430
WHEN: Monday, October 6 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHY: In addition to the food distribution, there will also be the launch of the Nutrition Education program. With support from the Miami Marlins, Feeding South Florida is able to bring MyPlate into classrooms and to partner agencies through a program called OrganWise Guys,”which provides interactive anatomy dolls that show the importance of eating healthy foods to fuel the body.
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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 37 million pounds of food annually, serving 871,920 individuals in need of food assistance, 287,650 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.
About the Marlins Foundation:
The Marlins Foundation supports the charity partners of the Miami Marlins through philanthropy and service. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our youth through education, the arts and baseball, with a special focus on children with special needs. The funds raised by the Foundation provide unique experiences for kids in our schools, parks and on the water. The Foundation community partnerships and outreach efforts demonstrate the Marlins’ leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and civic engagement.
About Marlins Ayudan:
Marlins Ayudan (Spanish for “help”) is the signature outreach initiative of the Miami Marlins. The purpose of Marlins Ayudan is to provide a sustainable corps of volunteers willing and ready to effectuate positive change in the South Florida community. It is the fabric of the Club’s corporate culture and engages every front office employee with schools and charities throughout South Florida. The goal of Marlins Ayudan is to leave a lasting legacy through impactful service activities that tackle the community’s most pressing needs. The three-tier Ayudan methodology consists of organizational service days, team events and individual volunteer opportunities. Since its inception in 2010, Marlins Ayudan has contributed over 24,000 hours of service and established partnerships and traditions of giving that inspire employees to pursue their passions and contribute their time and talents year-round.