Food Rescue US – Miami has been selected by The Miami Foundation in partnership with The PepsiCo Foundation to receive a $50,000 grant that will be designated to launch community kitchens within the Little Haiti area. The Community Kitchen Program supports employment for restaurant staff while providing chef-prepared meals free of charge to food insecure individuals and families, including furloughed and unemployed workers in many of the city’s most underserved areas. The program has also provided meals to frontline workers and local social service agencies.
In response to alarming evidence of the continued disparate, negative impact of COVID-19, PepsiCo, Inc. and its philanthropic arm The PepsiCo Foundation launched an initiative to provide increased medical and economic aid to communities of color across the country. Their $500,000 investment to The Miami Foundation’s Community Recovery Fund supports six Miami-based organizations who have worked throughout the crisis to provide relief to underserved neighborhoods.
To date, Food Rescue US – Miami has distributed over 35,000 meals in Overtown, Wynwood, Miami Gardens, Model City, Little Haiti, and Little Havana. Restaurant partners have included Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Overtown, James Beard Award Finalist Brad Kilgore’s Alter in Wynwood, Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein’s Café La Trova in Little Havana, and popular Little Haiti and Miami Gardens spot Chef Creole.
In partnership with Naomi’s Garden Restaurant, Boia De, and Clive’s Jamaican, 5,000 meals will be provided over the next few months. A team of passionate Food Rescue US – Miami volunteers will be onsite to handle the food distribution.
Naomi’s Garden Café
- Wednesday July 29, & August 5 3-5 p.m.
- Saturday August 1, & August 8 3-5 p.m.
- Tuesday July 28, August 1, & August 4 2-4 p.m.
- Thursday August 13, August 20 & August 27 2-4 p.m.
- Saturday August 15, August 2 & August 2-4 p.m.