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For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2019
Media Contact:
Francis Izquierdo


Commissioner Eileen Higgins and City of Miami officials to host Farm Share in East Little Havana

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, along with City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo, will host a Farm Share food distribution event on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Jose Marti Park, located at 351 SW 4th Ave., Miami, FL 33144.

In an effort to assist families from the East Little Havana area, Commissioner Higgins has united over a dozen Little Havana-based nonprofit organizations that will offer participating families a host of social services, including immigration counseling, information on how to become an American citizen, and ways to improve your health.

“Building alliances with local organizations and working side by side with residents is the first step to changing the economic disparities that exist in East Little Havana,” said Commissioner Eileen Higgins. “That’s why I am excited to work alongside so many groups and people who want to help the most needy families and seniors in my district even if one fresh meal at a time.”

The Farm Share event features a walk-through distribution of fruit, vegetables and other nutritious food at no cost to residents on a first come, first served basis. Those who wish to participate need to bring their own container or bag. In addition to the food distribution and social services by local non-profits, residents also will enjoy a host of activities, music, children’s activities, and raffles.

For more information, contact District Director Margaret Pulles at [email protected] or 786-583-4680.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5
City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez
City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo, District 3
Farm Share food distribution event
March 16, 2019, 10: a.m.- 1: p.m.
Jose Marti Park, 351 SW 4th Ave., Miami, FL