Local food bank receives generous donation
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The non-profit organization Curley's House, which runs a local food bank, has received tons of donated food to share with the hungry in our community.
Fruits, vegetables, bread and canned goods were handed out by the dozens to dozens of people, who stood in line outside of Curley's House, at 6025 N.W. Sixth Court in Miami, Tuesday.
Ella Kitchen was among those who waited in line for food. She said, "Seniors need food, too, because we cook."
Eighty-three-year-old Kitchen said she waited for almost two hours. "If it weren't for Curley's House, seniors wouldn't have food."
Curley's House, a hope relief food bank, has been serving the Miami-Dade community for nearly 15 years. The food bank partnered with FarmShare for Tuesday's distribution.
Curley's House founder Lavern Scott said, "We are going to keep continuing to do what we do to help our seniors, our mothers with kids and everybody else in need."
Before food was handed out, a little prayer was said to bless the food and the people here.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, who also attended the event, said, "We are a poor city. It doesn't matter the big high rises or the museums or the bridges, we still have to take care of the people."
Organizers said taking care of the people is their mission. "Before they do something crazy, at least we can try and help them if they give us a chance," said Curley's House Assistant Director Laverne Holliday.
Curley's hands out food Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most of their food comes from donations.
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