Inaugural Get Crackin’ Private Brunch at Joe’s Stone Crab

Feeding South Florida Honors Its Top Supporters

To honor some of its most vehement supporters and reflect its mission, Feeding South Florida™ is joining forces with the legendary Joe’s Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach to present the nonprofit organization’s inaugural “Get Crackin’” private brunch on Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this unique event, and enjoy Joe’s acclaimed stone crabs and other delicious cuisine without the wait.

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger by providing immediate access to nutritious food; by leading advocacy efforts in hunger and poverty; and by transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

During the event, Feeding South Florida CEO Paco Vélez and “Get Crackin’” Chair/ Board Chair Diana Brooks will present esteemed honorees with awards to recognize their devotion to providing a brighter future and new hope for the nearly 1 million individuals, including children and seniors that struggle to put food on the table in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. Honorees are:

  • Honoree and local celebrity Chef Allen Susser
  • Media Hero Honoree The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald
  • Corporate Citizenship Honoree Southern Wine & Spirits
“Get Crackin’” Chair Diana Brooks

Over 300 attendees are expected to gather at Joe’s Stone Crab, located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, to celebrate the honorees and enjoy the famously delicious Joe’s cuisine. The brunch will kick off with an 11 a.m. reception, followed by brunch from 12–2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy scrumptious main course selections including stone crab claws, salmon, steak, and chicken; Joe’s delectable signature sides: coleslaw, spinach and hash browns; and mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys and red and white wines.

Event sponsors are 60,000 meal sponsor: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., 30,000 meal sponsors: Simply Healthcare Plans, Beam Global Spirits, 15,000 meal sponsors: MBAF Certified Public Accountants and Advisors, and Adkins & Associates, 9,000 meal sponsors: Patrón Tequila, and 6,000 meal sponsors: Jordan Winery and TD Bank.

“This event provides a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, enjoying world-famous stone crabs at Joe’s without the wait, all for a great cause,” said Diana Brooks.

“The honorees have truly made a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors; they recognized that no one in South Florida should go without food…and they took action” said Vélez. “Through this event, we are pleased to express our appreciation for our honorees for exemplifying what it means to impact community in such a profound way.”

Event sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 are available to support the event and Feeding South Florida’s mission. Individual tickets are priced at $150. Tickets are available for purchase online at For more information regarding sponsorships, contact Feeding South Florida Director of Advancement & Community Investment Lisa Stoch at (954) 518-1843 or

About Feeding South Florida:

Through a local network of 400 partner agencies, Feeding South Florida strives to serve the almost 1 million individuals in need, including more than 300,000 children, the elderly and the working poor, in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information on how you can get involved in the South Florida community, visit, call (954) 518-1818 or follow Feeding South Florida on Facebook at or Twitter at

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