Miami-Dade County Parks partners with Feeding South Florida to provide free food at Tropical Park on Saturday, April 18
To support local farmers faced with a surplus of fresh produce and provide meals to residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (Miami-Dade County Parks) has announced the establishment of a food distribution site at Tropical Park (7900 SW 40th St., Miami, FL 33155) starting on Saturday, April 18 and then every Tuesday, until further notice.
With support from state representative Vance Arthur Aloupis, Jr., donations will begin at 9 a.m. and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to anyone in need. There are no age or income requirements.
Items will range from an approximate week’s supply of fresh produce, milk, eggs, protein and other shelf-stable items. More than 700 meals will be available.
People will be able to pick up food in the drive-through by entering from Bird Road. Everyone is required to wear masks and stay in vehicles.
“Miami-Dade County Parks is the front line for resiliency in this community, and we are positioned to help not only residents who need to feed their families but also farmers who are working hard to find sustainable solutions for their crops during this pandemic,” said Miami-Dade County Parks Director Maria I. Nardi.
About Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces:
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 278 parks and 13,769 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade County Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.
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