Resources during the pandemic

Community Thursday, November 19, 2020

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


Miami-Dade County Public Libraries are giving away free masks while supplies last. 

For Small Business Owners

--Miami-Dade County Small Business Assistance Forgivable Loan Program, up to $25,000, 0% interest, no origination fees. Contact Partners for Self-Employment, 786-605-8585 or Tools for Change, 305-200-5568 or RISE Miami-Dade Small Business Loan.

--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.


--Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

--State of Florida   

--Town of Miami Lakes   

--Miami Dade County @MayorGimenez@MiamiDadeCounty 

--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 is providing free breakfasts and lunches to students through Dec. 31.

‘Grab ‘N Go’ meals

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  

Parents/Guardians must provide student identification numbers at pick-up.

Those with multiple children may pick up meals at one location.

Use cashless online PayPAMS, Lunch costs $2.25 for elementary students, $2.50 for secondary students. Reduced lunch price is .40 for all grades.

To apply for free or reduced lunch, visit.

Hunger Relief

--Miami Lakes United Methodist Church

Thursdays, 9 a.m. Lines form early for the drive-thru, and food is distributed, first come, first served. 14800 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes.


--Feeding South Florida

Testing Sites

Innovative Transfusion Medicine at Miami Lakes Youth Center, 6075 Miami Lakes Drive,

Miami Lakes, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click for an appointment.

--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.

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

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