MDC’s Kendall Campus to Host Food Drive for Venezuela March 26

Miami, March 20, 2019 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus will kick off a Food Drive for Venezuela on Tuesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. Organized by the Kendall Campus International Peer Mentor Program and Unos Venezolanos, the food drive will occur through Friday, April 5.

“I believe that the best measure of a person is in what they do to help those who are voiceless and powerless,” said MDC student Fernando Andres Pavon, who championed the initiative with two of his peers.  “As a citizen of this world, I feel that it is my duty to bring awareness and provide help to those who are experiencing hardship and despair and ignite the fire of hope that exists within them.”

Local businesses such as Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, Bonjour French Bakery and Café, and Amaize will be providing food samples and special promotions for students who support the cause. Representatives of Unos Venezolanos will also be in attendance to inform the campus community of ways to provide humanitarian aid to their country.

“I was a volunteer in one of the main hospitals in Venezuela,” added Nelson Luque, one of the MDC students who championed the initiative.  “I witnessed how fathers struggled to find food to feed their hungry children. Some of them could not make it. For me, helping my country is not an option, it is something I must do.”

MDC serves over 1,000 Venezuelan students. Students at MDC’s West Campus, 3800 NW 115th Ave., will kick off a similar food drive in the Garage Plaza also on Tuesday, March 26, 11 a.m.

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