South Florida Workers Provide Food for Hungry Children

The DHL workers filled about 1,300 packs with two breakfasts, two snacks, two lunches and two dinners that they will distribute to the children in South Florida schools.

By Julia Bagg
|  Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 3:12 PM EDT
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More than 70 top workers from Canada to South America gathered in West Park to help Feeding South Florida provide food to hungry children in the area. NBC 6's Julia Bagg reports.

More than 70 top workers from Canada to South America gathered in West Park to help Feeding South Florida provide food to hungry children in the area. NBC 6's Julia Bagg reports.

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Employees from South Florida-based DHL stepped out of their usual roles to make a special delivery Tuesday.

More than 70 top workers from Canada to South America gathered in West Park to help Feeding South Florida provide food to hungry children in the area.

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The DHL workers filled about 1,300 packs with two breakfasts, two snacks, two lunches and two dinners that they will distribute to the children in South Florida schools.

"That's the perfect combination," said Frank Jimenez, a customer service manager in Santo Domingo, who had never been to Florida before. "It's a wonderful experience."

Employees crowded into impromptu assembly lines at Feeding South Florida.

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Jimenez helped packed boxes full of non-perishables, cereals, and treats for more than one thousand hungry kids. For him, it's a labor of love.

"I have to put my heart in each box definitely," he said.

HR specialist Rubi Maymo works at DHL's Plantation office, and said she's glad to be giving back to her own community.

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"They're gonna be so happy," said Maymo, a mother of three. "I can just picture their face light up."

DHL's regional CEO Stephen Fenwick donned gloves with his employees to help sort boxes and cans. The Australian native moved to South Florida two years ago. For him, the packing means "just the joy of being part of the community."

The packs include six meals and snacks, and will be slipped into backpacks of hungry students at schools across South Florida later this week.

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