A dozen food-related Miami-Dade nonprofit organizations have started 2016 with some extra dough thanks to almost $100,000 in donations during The Miami Foundation’s latest Give Miami Day.
The 24-hour Give Miami Day brought in a total of $7.1 million for 600-plus local charities, 12 of which are food, agriculture and nutrition organizations.
The biggest food winners?
Feeding South Florida received 123 gifts for a total of $46,109. The Pembroke Park-based nonprofit aims to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
Farm Share Inc. received 33 gifts for a total of $15,911. The Homestead-based organization tries to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering fresh and nutritious food and distributing the food to those who need it most.
Health in the Hood Inc. received 13 gifts for a total of $15,026. The Miami-based group helps to provide fresh, healthy foods, nutrition education and organized exercise classes in underserved, food-desert neighborhoods.