The yet-to-be-completed Marlins Stadium in Little Havana has had its share of controversy. But last week, the debates were set aside and charity prevailed. The Marlins hosted a celebratory Thanksgiving Meal Distribution afternoon. They partnered with several South Florida organizations including Farm Share (a non-profit food-bank, for recovery and distribution of surplus food for the hungry), which donated $75,000 worth of produce for the worthy event. Additional sponsors included Marlins Foundation, Hunt/Moss, A Joint Venture, Suffolk Construction, City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, CBS4/TV33, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Winn-Dixie, Goya, Cafe Bustelo and Original Grandma's Style Merenguitos.
More that 10,00 Thanksgiving meals were distributed to families in need throughout South Florida. Receiving families were chosen by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Abriendo Puertas, Sagrada Familia and other local charitable associations.
Numerous families received a turkey, fixings and desserts. Director of community outreach Angela Smith said, "We take our neighborly responsibility very seriously and we intend to continue making a difference in the lives of South Floridians."
Farm Share is an organization helping the hungry and always in need of donations. A $10 donation to this food bank ultimately turns into 115 pounds of food distributed to local churches, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens. Feel like donating? Call 305-248-3006.