FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – The need for food in Florida City, as well as other parts of South Florida, is so large that people at Saint Matthews Holiness Church start queuing as early as 5:30 in the morning. That was even earlier than many of the event organizers. arrived.
New York Jets linebacker James Burgess, a native of Florida City, was among those who distributed a bag of chicken, bread, orange juice and other food at the church on 1238 NW 9th Ave.
Agriculture Section providing food in booster distribution, which is largely donated by farmers.
“We give back to the community,” Burgess said. “Many grocery stories run out of food and people cannot afford to buy groceries due to job closures.”
The elderly citizen, Henry McCowan, waited in line as long as it was needed because he said he wanted to avoid going to the grocery store for fear of being affected by the corona virus and because he needed help.
“I came here because of what happened with the virus. Yes, we need help,” McCowan said.
Many people who queue up say that they are struggling to pay bills because of this plague.
Joyce Hood, a full-time school worker who has never worked since the school building closed in March, is also waiting in line. “It’s very good that people can have something to eat during this epidemic.”
Rep. The state of Kionne L. McGhee, (district D-117) said she saw a line stretching to the town of Homestead.
“You see thousands of cars lined up. That’s what is really needed,” McGhee said.
The committee was prepared to distribute around 1,000 meals. McGhee said she hopes the shopping gifts will continue until 1 p.m. Thursday.
For those with disabilities or senior citizens who cannot go to the event, the organizer said press 311 from your phone and Miami-Dade County can arrange to have food delivered to your home.
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