MIAMI – Dozens of people were standing in line Wednesday morning for a food distribution in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood, and what’s unique about this giveaway is that people were allowed to walk up to get their food items, instead of only being allowed to drive up.
The event was held at the Gibson Park public pool on Northwest 12th Street.
The charity event is the result of a partnership between NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and food manufacturing company DeliverLean.
Volunteers have been handing out breakfast and lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday since March 25.
One woman on disability told Local 10 News she’s gone to the food distribution before.
“I love those spaghettis and the provolone chicken with the cheese. Man, I thank Alonzo so much because he really helped this community a lot,” Rose McFarlane said.
Organizers said they’ll continue hosting these free food giveaways three times a week for as long as they need to.
In celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, the Miami Marlins Foundation will include Jackie Robinson-themed activity sheets in each bag provided to recipients.
Also in Miami-Dade County, Farm Share provided food to distribute at the Courtly Manor mobile home park on West Okeechobee Road.