South Florida congresswoman holds food drive
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in Miami Beach Tuesday helping feed the hungry.
Rep. Wasserman Schultz (Dem.-FL) hosted a Feeding South Florida Mobile Food Pantry with the help of UNIDAD of Miami Beach.
Hundreds of people stood in line in the heat at the Miami Beach Convention Center for the 20,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and bread that were dolled out. "With so many cutbacks with meals for seniors, we want to help offset or subsidize some of the food the seniors receive throughout the week," said President and CEO of Feeding South Florida Paco Velez.
Only about 600 of the 400,000 in Miami-Dade County living day-to-day while struggling to put food on the table took advantage of the farmers market-style distribution at the convention center. "This is wonderful that we were able to do this today, but this is something that is necessary on a weekly basis," said Wasserman Schultz. "We are the most powerful country in the entire world, and the United State of America should not be allowing our people to go hungry."
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