MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Neighbors 4 Neighbors and the Miami Dolphins are teaming up to tackle hunger in the community.
On Monday, they held an event at Highland Community Village in North Miami Beach where they fed 500 Miami-Dade Schools families.READ MORE: Police Release Video Of Suspected Killer Of Carlos Sanchez Alonso, A 16-Year-Old SW Miami Boy
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and CBS4’s Vice President and General Manager Daryll Green were on hand as families received $25 gift cards and hot meals from Lovely’s food truck.
They also gave out masks to help people stay safe amid the pandemic.READ MORE: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain
“Events like this inspire me. I came from poverty and I know what it feels like to have a rumbling stomach. Many of the children in our community and many of their families would go without a proper meal would it not be for the partners that we have,” said Carvalho.
“It’s important for us to be a part of events like this so that we’re part of the community. We live here and the stronger the community is the better it is for all of us. There’s just so many people in need,” said Green.
Organizers said this was the first of three events between the two organizations to help assist the community.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Kicks Off Wednesday
For more on how you can help, go to Neighbors 4 Neighbors