20 food trucks provide free meals outside BB&T Center

SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida organizations worked together to feed hurricane victims in need with free meals outside the BB&T Center.

JetBlue gave out free meals to anyone who did not have power. Ten thousand free meals were distributed Wednesday and because it was so popular, they decided to do it again Thursday.

“It’s amazing. I’m glad that people are reaching out to us,” said a diner.

Twenty-five food trucks participated in the event, but this isn’t the only place to get relief.

In Deerfield Beach, ice and bottled water were passed out to residents throughout the afternoon at Quiet Waters Park.

At Charles Hadley Park in Miami, residents lined up for all the essentials.

“That’s the blessing from God,” said one recipient.

Volunteers also passed out water and bags of ice in Overtown.

Over in Little Haiti, water, ice and hot meals were provided.

“Everybody that can do it, please do it,” said Father Reginald Jean-Mary with Notre Dame D’Haiti. “There are a lot of people who are suffering. The damages are more than we can imagine.”

Volunteers said they would rather lend a helping hand. “Myself, I’m out of power, but I figured the best thing to do with my time is to give it back to the community,” said one volunteer.

Several schools throughout the Miami-Dade School District became distribution centers to get food out to those who need it most.

On Friday, those schools will cook meals for the hungry as well.

“We’re actually increasing the possibility of food with cafeterias actually cooking, preparing and serving a hot meal in an air conditioned environment,” said Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Back outside the BB&T Center, people had a lot of options to choose from.

“This time I went with something I had never had before. This is the chicken pesto panini,” said one diner. “I had half, but I’m trying to save the other half for my wife, so we’ll see.”

The food trucks served food until 7 p.m.

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