Food distribution site at Tropical Park provides for over 700 South Florida families

Masks and food was given out at multiple Broward County locations as well

MIAMI – Another food distribution was held Saturday morning, with volunteers filling up trunks with much-needed food for South Florida families.

Feeding South Florida is at it again, providing meals to more than 700 families in need on Saturday morning.

A new food distribution site at Tropical Park had hundreds of cars in line before sunrise.

The food is provided on a first come, first served basis,

Cars move through with windows up and trunks open, as the sites aim to help those in need while practicing healthy habits and social distancing.

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An estimated week's supply of food is what is handed out, including fresh produce, milk, eggs and other shelf stable items.

As unemployment numbers climb across South Florida, the demand for food giveaway spots is still increasing.

The Tropical Park site will begin opening every Tuesday at 9 a.m. as needed, and as long as food is available.

Further north at the Islamic Center of South Florida in Pompano Beach, they were scheduled to start handing out food and masks at 11 a.m. Saturday.

With the need so great, people began lining up around 8 a.m. and distribution started an hour early.

In addition to food and masks, they also gave out gift cards and officials told Local 10 News they’re even helping pay rent for people who need it the most.

At The Local Church in Davie, they also opened early, teaming up with local businesses Family Farms and Vicky bakery to distribute food to those in need.


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