Resources during the pandemic

Community Thursday, May 14, 2020

Listed below are places to turn to during the coronavirus outbreak:

For Small Business Owners

--U.S. Century Bank is processing applications for the Paycheck
Protection Program. Bank Vice President Jessica Medina invites Miami Lakes Business owners who have not secured loans for payroll, rent, utilities and other costs to contact her at

--The Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida
International University is offering free guidance to companies seeking access to disaster capital that is being offered by the state and federal governments. Their COVID-19 webinars are online:
To reach a consultant, go to: or call 305-779-9230.

--Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
--State of Florida
--Town of Miami Lakes
--Miami Dade County @MayorGimenez, @MiamiDadeCounty and
--Miami-Dade County Transit:
--Miami-Dade Police @MiamiDadePD and
Non-Emergency #: 305-476-5423
--Miami-Dade Fire Rescue:

Meals for Kids
Miami-Dade County Public Schools!/fullWidth/3097
‘Grab ‘N Go’ meals
Tuesdays and Fridays, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
--Hialeah Senior High School, 251 E. 47th St.
--Hialeah Gardens Senior High School, 11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd.
--Lawton Chiles Middle School, 8190 NW 197 St.
--Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High School, 7977 W. 12th Ave.
--Barbara Goleman Senior High School, 14100 NW 89th Ave.
-American Senior High School, 18350 NW 67th Ave.
--Miami Lakes Technical College, 5780 NW 158 St.

Distance Learning
Miami-Dade County Public Schools helpline:

Hunger Relief
--Groceries4Seniors Friday delivery of a box of food for elders who can’t leave their Miami Lakes homes. Email, or call 305-364-6100.

--Miami Lakes United Methodist Church
Weekdays, 10 a.m. – Noon, Drive-thru, food distributed to up to 500 cars, first come, first served. 14800 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes

For those who cannot get to a drive-thru, go to, scroll down to find the agency locator button, and enter your ZIP code to find a food pantry near you.

Testing Sites
For the full list and instructions:

--Amelia Earhart Park, by appointment: 305-COVID19.
401 E. 65th Street, Hialeah Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

--Hard Rock Stadium East Parking Lot
347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens Daily from 9 a.m. For all ages, no appointment
needed, do not need to be exhibiting symptoms to get tested.

Stress Reduction: Florida Crisis Line: 833-848-1762
Scam Prevention:

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