Miami Dade College to Deliver Meals Prepared by its Culinary Students with Thank You Notes and other Supplies Collected on Campuses to First Responders in Surfside Thursday

Miami, June 30, 2021Miami Dade College (MDC) Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) students have prepared 500 box lunches each containing thank you notes that will be delivered to first responders on Thursday, July 1, at 11:30 a.m. in Surfside. Meals will be delivered at the intersection of Harding Ave. and 87th Terrace.

Chef instructors worked with MCI students, as well as students from Booker T. Washington High School, to prepare the boxed lunches, filled with choice of a turkey and arugula pesto baguette or a vegan option of Tuscan quinoa and bean salad, along with a drink, chips and cookie. Each lunch will also contain a handwritten note of appreciation from students.

In the days since the Surfside tragedy, MDC’s North, Medical, Hialeah and Wolfson Campuses have been gathering and delivering PPE supplies, water and snacks to the command post for first responders. Additional supplies will be delivered on Thursday, July 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Harding Ave. and 87th Terrace.  

The Booker T. Washington high school students are part of the Camp HOPE Project, a summer camp program which provides culinary and hospitality training and job opportunities for high school students in the underserved inner-city areas in Miami.  The project is a partnership between the MDC Hospitality Center, The Hospitality Institute (HI), Miami Culinary Institute (MCI), and the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency.

WHAT:           MDC to Deliver Lunches Prepared by Students and Supplies to First Responders

WHEN:           Thursday, July 1, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:         Surfside, intersection of Harding Ave. and 87th Terrace