Alonzo Mourning and Scott Harris of DeliverLean Dedicate Resources to Community
Overtown Youth Center (OYC) — a youth development organization that provides comprehensive year-round program services to youth ages 5-25 years old in an effort to give young people a fighting chance to succeed in life — and DeliverLean Cares, the charitable division of DeliverLean, one of the nation’s largest healthy meal delivery and food manufacturing companies, have partnered to help the South Florida community during the novel Coronavirus pandemic. DeliverLean CEO Scott Harris and Overtown Youth Center Founder and NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning have entered into this long term partnership to dedicate resources to several new initiatives.
Beginning Wednesday, March 25th through the foreseeable future, DeliverLean and Overtown Youth Center will offer free breakfast and lunch at Gibson Park located at 401 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136 starting at 9AM and ending at 1 PM. Meals will be offered on a first come, first served basis every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
“I have NEVER been more worried about the basic needs and fate of children and families as I am today,” said Alonzo Mourning, Founder of OYC. “In communities where our programs are located the average income is less than $35,000 per family and over 70% of children are raised by single parents. We are extremely grateful to thought leaders like DeliverLean and Scott Harris who have committed to providing thousands of meals to the Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine during this global crisis.”
Additionally, DeliverLean is working with OYC to identify individuals who have lost jobs as a result of the pandemic, and offer them positions at DeliverLean’s facility in Hollywood, Florida in an effort to help the community and meet increased demand for DeliverLean’s products.
“DeliverLean Cares and DeliverLean are committed to helping the community and feeding those who have been affected by the ongoing pandemic,” said Scott Harris, DeliverLean founder and CEO. “Alonzo Mourning and our teams are investing in our community during this difficult time, ensuring our children, families and elderly are taken care of and come out of this crisis stronger.”
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Beginning Wednesday, March 25
Breakfast at 9 AM
Lunch at 1 PM
401 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33136
As one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers specializing in health and wellness, DeliverLean is disrupting how people consume food, touching every demographic, age and region with meaningful health outcomes. Founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Scott Harris, DeliverLean, and its 300+ employees, produces over five million meals annually out of its pristine 60,000 square foot USDA/FDA-certified commercial kitchen in Hollywood, FL., earning the lifestyle brand recognition as the 124th fastest growing company, and 8th in Food & Beverage, according to Inc. Magazine (2015). For more information on DeliverLean, visit www.deliverlean.com.
About DeliverLean Cares
During public health crises like the COVID-19 outbreak, our most underserved populations like kids and seniors are impacted on a daily basis and their worlds turned upside down. Schools, youth centers and senior living facilities are now closed thus reducing immediate access to meals they depend on regularly. DeliverLean Cares is committed to helping the most vulnerable and underserved populations in South Florida by providing meals to those who need it most during this unprecedented and rapidly changing time of increased demand during the COVID-19 global pandemic. For more information on DeliverLeanCares, visit www.deliverleancares.com.
About Overtown Youth Center
The Overtown Youth Center (OYC) was founded in 2003 by NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning and real estate developer Martin Z. Margulies in hopes of creating a safe haven for children living in Overtown and neighboring communities. For over 17 years, OYC has been providing holistic programming to erase the generational cycles of poverty by providing the necessary resources to level the playing field. OYC and Honey Shine has graduated over 95% of its high school seniors since inception; with 80% of its participants enrolling in colleges, universities, and or vocational program. By age 25; OYC is committed to ensuring that 80% of its alumni are considered Positive Contributing Citizens. For more information on Overtown Youth Center, visit www.overtownyouth.org