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Over 59,000 Meals to Families

Turning caring into doing with the largest food bank in Florida. In one week, thirty South Florida State Farm agents raised funds to help Feeding South Florida® serve over 59,000 meals to families in need throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida, regularly serves over 706,000 individuals who are food insecure in the region. Since COVID-19 began, there has been a 600% increase in requests for food assistance.  Feeding South Florida® has responded with over 400 drive-thru food distributions, home delivery of meals for older adults, grab ‘n go meals at school sites for children and families, and regular service to its network of partner agencies.  

“We know that Feeding South Florida works tirelessly to help feed families every day in our community and especially during COVID-19,” said State Farm® agent, Marjee Nathaniel.  “State Farm agents are proud to support Feeding South Florida.”

“Feeding South Florida is grateful for the support of the community, without whom, we could not serve the nearly 1 million people in need of assistance,” shared Sari Vatske, Executive Vice President of Feeding South Florida®.

 

About Feeding South Florida®

Feeding South Florida is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is 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. Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 62 million pounds (51.6 million meals) of food last year, to over 700,000 individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of approximately 300 nonprofit partner agencies. Visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818. 

 

About State Farm®

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

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