Bovo and Garcia deliver food to 1000 families

Community Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Well over a thousand families were able to enjoy a plentiful Thanksgiving feast thanks to a  food distribution event at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. 

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. teamed up with State Senator René García to give away food to more than 1,000 families, including fresh produce and 350 turkeys. 

Braving the rains to help out were more than 200 volunteers from the Lions Club of Hialeah, the Women’s Club of Hialeah, Hialeah Senior High School’s DECA and National Honor Society, Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School’s Sorrota Organization, and Girl Scout Troop 338. 

Sponsors included Farm Share, the Miami Dolphins, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, Beauty Schools of America, Walmart, Sedano’s Supermarket, Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue  Department, Miami-Dade County Police Department, HTNB Corporation, Miami Tech, Inc. and Excalibur. 

“I want to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who helped us feed so many families, and I wish all Miami-Dade residents a wonderful holiday filled with love and happiness, ”Bovo said.