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Posted on: May 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] North Miami and Champions Unite Partner to Feed Local Youth this Summer

May 22, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, North Miami Mayor, Philippe Bien-Aime and Champions Unite will partner during the summer months to distribute meals to the City’s disadvantaged youth in grades K-12. 

This Drive-Thru Food Distribution for Kids will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, at Greenwich Studios, located at 12100 NE 16th Avenue, North Miami, FL. Up to 800 meal packages will be provided at each distribution. Free refrigerated meal packages will contain three days’ worth of nutritious breakfast and lunch items every Tuesday and four days’ worth of food each Thursday. One package of food is available per child. 

Participating vehicles must line-up at NE 14th Avenue and 123rd Street. A traffic flow impact is expected. Members of the North Miami Police Department will be present to assist. 

For everyone’s safety and to adhere to social distancing protocol, only persons in vehicles may participate. Guests should open trunks when prompted and remain in vehicles with the windows up at all times. 

The Drive-Thru Distribution for Kids is a continuation of the City of North Miami’s on-going efforts to feed residents in need, especially those impacted by COVID-19.

"I am very grateful and proud to announce that the City of North Miami is partnering with Champions Unite to distribute ready-to-eat meals for kids,” said Bien-Aime. “It is very important to keep our children fed and healthy during these difficult times." 

In addition to its core educational enrichment programming, Champions Unite provides more than 10,000 meals each day during the summer months. 

“Our Champions Unite team, trusted local food vendors, support from government officials and local law enforcement have all been instrumental in making it possible to provide free meals to children who might otherwise go hungry,” said Malka Livingston, Champions Unite President. “This crisis has inspired kindness and a desire to help those who are most in need. I am so proud of the work put in to help our community’s children through such confusing and scary times. Our staff has blown me away with their response to this pandemic, and continues to be an example of how to handle this crisis and prevail.” 

For more information, please contact the City of North Miami’s Office of the Mayor and Council at 305-895-9815.

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