Miami, Sept. 8, 2020 – In support of national Hunger Action Month in September and Feeding South Florida®, Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower orange on Hunger Action Day, Thursday, Sept. 10, at sunset.
Feeding South Florida is once again participating in the nationwide initiative designed to raise awareness about hunger in America. Taking action to help end hunger is more critical than ever. Prior to the pandemic, Feeding South Florida was service approximately 706,000 food insecure individuals. Now that number is more than one million. In South Florida, 1 in 5 individuals don’t know where their next meal will come from, including more than 330,000 children.
This month, South Florida residents have the opportunity to support hunger relief and participate in community events, volunteer efforts, food drives, orange dress down days and more. View Feeding South Florida’s local calendar at https://feedingsouthflorida.org/events/ for ways to join the community effort to end hunger.
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. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its 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 distributed over 119 million (99 million meals) of food last year, to over one million individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of approximately 300 nonprofit partner agencies. Visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.
WHAT: MDC to Illuminate Freedom Tower Orange on Hunger Action Day
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 10, at sunset
WHERE: MDC’s Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.