South Florida residents in search of much needed food in the growing coronavirus pandemic got much-needed goods during events Friday.
Feeding South Florida gave away items such as protein, fresh produce and shelf-stable items during a drive-thru event at Tamiami Park, joined by members of the Florida House from the area.
The event was organized to help families during a time with closed schools and an increasingly growing unemployment population in the area.
"Most of these families had employment before COVID-19 and that's one of the things that we're asking," said Feeding South Florida president Paco Velez. "For many folks going through this line, this is their first time and they're coming in with their grandparents and their children."
It was one of the many food handout events across the area in both Miami-Dade and Broward in recent days, including one held in Pembroke Park on Friday by Rep. Shevrin Jones at the Koinonia Worship Center and Village.
The free event until 2 p.m. is being held in partnership with Farm Share and the center.