This Is For Residents Struggling To Find Food After Irma

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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Residents affected by Hurricane Irma can get their fill of free food to help during a tough time.

In Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Public Schools are hosting free food distribution events. The events, held in collaboration with the Feeding South Florida Food Bank, will restart their food distribution at 11 a.m. on Friday.

They will pass out 2,000 to 3,000 ready to eat meals at each site until supplies last.

If you’ve been affected by Irma and cannot get food, here’s where you can get a meal:

  • Hialeah Middle School: 6027 East 7th Avenue Hialeah, FL 33013
  • E.W.F. Stirrup Elementary 330 N.W 97th Avenue Miami, FL 33172
  • West Miami Middle School:  7525 S.W. 24th Street Miami, FL 33155
  • Miami Senior High School: 2450 SW First Street Miami, FL 33135
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center:  18180 SW 122nd Avenue Miami, FL 33177
  • Booker T. Washington Senior High: 1200 N.W. 6th Avenue Miami, FL 33136
  • Miami Carol City Senior High: 3301 Miami Gardens Drive Miami Gardens, FL 33056
  • Liberty City Elementary: 1855 N.W. 71st Street  Miami, FL 33147
  • Feinberg/Fisher K-8 Center: 1420 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
  • Homestead Senior High: 2351 S.W. 12th Avenue Homestead, FL 33034
  • South Hialeah Elementary: 265 East 5th Street Hialeah, FL 33010

“Considering that 75% of our kids and their families live at or below the poverty level, I spoke with some kids who were in line this morning saying that they really have not had much to eat over the past few days,” said Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “It was both a moral responsibility we have that combined with the ability to actually provide for them.”

Friday will be an even better day for hungry families. Food is being delivered to 10 Miami-Dade schools and it will be cooked and prepared for people to eat inside an air-conditioned cafeteria.

“I think it’s the very least we can do for our very fragile community,” Carvalho said.

He added that two-thirds of Miami-Dade public schools currently have power.

In Broward County, it was so nice, they’re doing it twice.

Food trucks gave those in affected by Hurricane Irma in South Florida some relief – a full belly – thanks to the free hot and cold meals food trucks were giving out and they’re doing it again Thursday.

More than a dozen food trucks parked outside the BB&T Center in Sunrise are passing out lunch and dinner. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and dinner will be offered from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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The event, organized by The Florida Panthers and JetBlue Airways, is meant to help those who are going through tough times after Irma moved through South Florida earlier this week, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and many without a place to sleep.

Those who attend can expect food trucks like Gallos Pintos, Cheezilla, 90 Miles to Go, Conch Shack and more.

Food will be served on a first come, first served basis or until they run out.

The Salvation Army is serving both – meals and drinks – to Broward County residents without power. Three mobile kitchens are prepared to serve throughout the county’s most devastated areas.

They’ll be serving in the following spots:

  • Pembroke Park Town Hall: 3150 SW 52nd Avenue Pembroke Park, FL
    12:00 pm to 1:30 p.m.
  • Century Village Club House : 13300 SW 10th Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm  & 5:00 pm to 7 pm.

As for Monroe County – the hardest hit by Hurricane Irma – The Florida Panthers and South Florida Ford are teaming up with the community to fill about 10 o 15 F-150 trucks with hurricane relief supplies that will be sent to the lower Florida Keys on Monday.

Click here for more information on the event.

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