PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (WSVN) – Feeding South Florida and WSVN have continued their mission to feed those left devastated by Hurricane Irma as more South Floridians aid in relief efforts.
Volunteers worked tirelessly as they continued to pack food for the organization in Pembroke Park, Friday.
The food is already making its way to those in need.
Feeding South Florida is working with Chef Adrianne Calvo, the United Way and many others to bring warm meals to the residents of Robert King Towers in Miami, who were without power for days.
Supplies are also headed to the hardest-hit areas in the Florida Keys.
“In the Keys, we’re really trying to get families back on their feet, trying to get them back in their homes – if they have a home,” said Paco Velez of Feeding South Florida. “We’re trying to get them somewhere where they can have at least food and water.”
Children, still out of school due to the hurricane, have continued to help get supplies ready for families.
“We’re here because people really need us after the hurricane,” said student Joseph Torviso. “We’re grateful for what we have – electricity, food, water – and some people don’t have that.”
Members of Miami FC took a break from the soccer field to put in work at the warehouse.
“We represent the city. We’re ambassadors in the city, and we all felt like it was a responsibility that we carry to come down and get involved in helping out the community,” said player Michael Lahoud.
Organizers at Feeding South Florida said they have plenty of supplies at the moment, but they still need more volunteers, as well as funds to pay for gas and drivers for their trucks.
“So because of the outpouring of the community and the generosity, we are over-packed with supplies right now,” said an organizer. “It’s really important for everyone to understand that it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and people are gonna be in need for a long time to come. And so we just really wanna let folks know that we’re here for them.”
WSVN also gave back by donating $100,000 to Feeding South Florida and the hurricane relief.
Every bit of help makes it possible for the organization to help as many Floridians as possible.
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