The Miami Lakes Bar Association has partnered with the hunger relief organization Feeding South Florida to help provide meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
The association launched its fundraiser in March and hopes to raise $5,000; so far, they’ve received gifts totaling $1,250.
Feeding South Florida, which has held drive-thru food donations in Miami Lakes, says $1 can provide seven meals.
Unemployment has risen since the outbreak of the virus this year.
Weekly food distribution events in Miami Lakes draw hundreds of drivers who line up their cars before dawn to receive food.
Attorney Melissa Caballero Alton, president of the Miami Lakes Bar Association, said she felt the need to give back to her community.
“This year has been challenging for everyone, but even more so for those in need,” Alton said. “By collaborating with Feeding South Florida, where a single dollar goes such a long way, our goal is to help as many families as possible and hopefully alleviate one less worry for them during these difficult times.”
Leslie W. Langbein, Esq. of Langbein & Langbein, P.A., is a Miami Lakes attorney and a founding member of the association.
Langbein will match any donations, up to a maximum $2,500 match, according to the effort’s website.
To donate visit https://www.firstgiving.com/team/401503