Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida celebrated new beginnings with a grand opening of the hunger-relief charity’s new headquarters in Pembroke Park. Formerly known as Daily Bread Food Bank, Feeding South Florida celebrated the renaming, new location and latest campaign with a military-themed event.
Complete with military personnel and décor, including tents and Hummers, the Feeding South Florida staff dressed in fatigues in the organizations modern 112,000 square-foot building. Over 300 guests enjoyed cuisine from some of South Florida’s top chefs including Andre Bienvenu of Joe’s Stone Crab, Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s and Jennifer Behar of Jennifer’s Homemade. Attendees like Ricky Williams and FSF executive director Judith Gatti sipped hand grenade cocktails and chowed down in the ‘mess hall’ to entertainment by Maryel Epps. Guests were also able to purchase some of Feeding South Florida’s new military-inspired items from the PX, which included messenger bags, long and short sleeve T-shirts, lapel pins, hats and more.
The FSF staff performed a special cadence on hunger for its latest campaign, “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.” The South Florida affiliate of Feeding America, empowers and educates other South Florida not-for-profit organizations in the fight against hunger and poverty by providing food and other grocery products to people in need. Through a local network of nearly 800 organizations, Feeding South Florida distributes over 23 million pounds of food to children, elderly, mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor in the community.
On display during the event was a photo and audio exhibition by renowned photographer Michael Nye entitled “About Hunger & Resilience.” The exhibition showcases 50 portraits and audio stories that reveal the courage and fragility of individuals who have experienced hunger. For more than four years, Nye met with, interviewed and photographed victims of hunger around the country. The free exhibition, which closes after May 14, will be on view Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 8, from 1 to9 p.m.
Feeding South Florida is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, call 954-518-1818 or visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.