Care Resource and Food-for-Life Network food bank partnered with the 9 Mile Music Festival in together eliminating malnutrition and improving upon the health and overall quality of life of South Florida’s communities in need. When attendees purchased a ticket, they had to donate four non-perishable food items. From this collaboration, an incredible 7,000 cans were collected for Food-for-Life Network, Inc.
“This donation will help the food bank tremendously. We see approximately 100 clients a day. We give free Grocery packages. Each one contains seven days’ worth of food. Home delivered meals and groceries are available for those who qualify. Clients with dependent children are provided additional food items to allow them to feed their dependent children, ensuring adequate food for an HIV infected parent.” – Valjean Brookins, Food Services Supervisor with the Food for Life Network.
In addition, AIDS Walk Miami was front-and center-during the 9 Mile Music Festival. Attendees in the crowd either proudly wore an AIDS Walk Miami sticker, carried and AIDS Walk Miami fan or heard about AIDS Walk Miami and Care Resource from the music stage.
“The 9 Mile Music Festival was a unique opportunity for Care Resource to further cultivate a culture of awareness and prevention. I encourage all of South Florida to come out and fight AIDS on April 23rd at Soundscape Park in Miami Beach. One can donate to support their family and friends, start a team, join a team or simply register as an individual or sleep walker by visiting aidswalkmiami.org.” - Ramona Daniely, Marketing and Development Assistant, Care Resource
Thank you 9 Mile Music Festival staff and attendees for coming together with Food for Life food bank and Care Resource in gathering thousands of cans to further fight hunger, in improving overall health in our community and in promoting AIDS Walk Miami.
The 9 Mile Music Festival, also known as the Bob Marley Festival, Bob Fest, Marley Fest and Caribbean Festival, is an annual music event which began in 1993 in Miami, Florida. It was pioneered by Bob Marley’s mother, Cedella Marley Booker, to pay tribute to the legacy of her late son, and his messages of peace, love and unity. The festival maintains a tradition of collecting canned goods upon admission, to continue efforts to give back to the community.
The Food For Life Network, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and subsidiary of Care Resource that provides and delivers groceries, meals and nutritional education to eliminate malnutrition and starvation in men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Miami Dade County.
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including pediatric care, family care, dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities. For more information, please visit www.careresource.org, or call 305.576.1234.