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Miami Dade College North hosts Farm Share food distribution

Miami Times staff report | 8/14/2014, 9 a.m.

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will hold a free, back-to-school food distribution for needy students and families, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16. More than 100 volunteers – including MDC students – will hand out food packages including fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and other grocery items.

The event will be held at the School of Justice Training Facility, Building 400 on the campus, located at 11380 NW 27th Ave.

The food distribution will be the third at the campus. The event will be presented by Florida State Representative for District 109 Cynthia Stafford and Farm Share, a non-profit organization that helps distribute food to families facing hardships.

“I am pleased to partner with MDC - North Campus for another Farm Share Free Food Distribution,” said Stafford in a statement. “MDC is not only an institution of academic excellence, but it is also an institution of community excellence, recognizing the real problem of hunger that many in the community face. I am hopeful that thousands will get food that day and will not have to go to bed hungry.”

Farm Share provides surplus food and distributes it to individuals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, and other organizations feeding the needy in our state

for free.

“North Campus is honored to lend a helping hand to address food insecurity in our community,” said Malou C. Harrison, president North Campus.

Food will be available on a first come, first-served basis while supplies last.