Operation Nourish: Mission United of Miami-Dade Food Distribution
Please note: If you are feeling sick, have had any COVID symptoms which include fever, cough and shortness of breath in the past 14 days, or identify as having a higher risk for severe illness please stay home and be safe. While we encourage participation for those that are low-risk and in good health, we ask everyone, irrespective of age and health status, to adopt extra safety measures. We welcome you to join any of our virtual service events and look forward to seeing you healthy at a future project.
Platoon Leaders will ensure the safety of our volunteers, partners and the community by implementing safety protocols and procedures . Please contact the event organizer if you have any questions.
COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the underlying fragility of our social support systems, including food security and depleted the volunteer forces that typically support this work. As a result, more Americans are going hungry and our institutions are struggling to keep up. Furthermore, more than 1.5 million veterans live in a household that completely relies on SNAP to supplement their food intake. As a result, organizations like Mission United of Miami-Dade, are ready to support our veterans by supplying them food.
In support of Operation Nourish, the Miami Platoon is partnering up with United Way Mission United of Miami-Dade to deliver food to our veterans homes around the Miami area. Please join us on July 21st, to help feed veterans in the Miami-Dade area.
Time: 9:30am-11:30am to pick up boxes of food from Mission United and then deliver to veteran homes.
Point of contact: UWMD Staff Rasheem Howell 305-646-7080 Bailey Robert 802-355-4636
Special instructions: Parking for the event will be in the Mission United parking lot. The first 10 volunteers to sign up for this event will receive a $15 gas card to off set the delivery costs.
Extra information: Part of our distribution will be volunteers picking up to deliver to veterans houses while a second group will be doing bulk drop offs at several Apartment buildings where Veterans reside. If any volunteer have a large truck and would like to support the delivery at the Veteran housing facilities, please contact Rasheem Howell at Mission United to coordinate.
What To Wear :
TMC Blue shirt, Face Mask, closed toe shoes
What To Bring :
Water and Face Masks
Parking for the event will be in the Mission United parking lot. Location: 3195 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami, Fl 33129 (The Empowerment Building)