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Food-For-Life Partners with 9 Mile Festival – March 11, 2017


Care Resource and the Food-for-Life Network, Inc. are honored to announce their partnership 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 over the holidays.

In addition to the purchases of concert tickets for the 9 Mile Music Festival happening March 11, 2017, an event that will feature performances by reggae icons Julian Marley, Capleton, Sizzla and more, attendees must first donate four non-perishable food items such as beans, grits, pastas or cans of vegetables to the Food For Life Network’s food bank located on the second floor of Care Resource’s midtown Miami office located at 3510 Biscayne Boulevard. After the donation, the concert attendee will receive a token showing that the donation was made, to show at the entrance of the concert.

To further promote this initiative and to kick off the food-drive, Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Grammy award nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter and producer is making the first donation on Friday, December 16th at 11:00am, where he will be joined by Richard Booker, Bob Marley’s Brother and Director of Nine Mile Festival.  According to Marley, “Together we can make a difference for those who are less fortunate. United we stand, divided we fall.

 “Right now, the Food-for-Life Network, Inc. serves approximately 700 clients in Miami-Dade County. We see between 30-99 clients a day. Grocery packages are provided free of charge for our clients. 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 the HIV infected parent.” – Valjean Brookins, Food Services Supervisor with the Food for Life Network.

About The 9 Mile Music Festival

The 9 Mile Music Festival began in 1993 as a musical testament by Cedella Marley Booker to the life and philosophy of her son, world renowned artist Bob Marley. Though the Festival has changed names several times over the last two decades, it remains inclusive and welcoming of all forms of music including Reggae, R&B , Urban, Latino and many other various sounds.

About the Food-for-Life Network, Inc.


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.

About Care Resource:

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, or call 305.576.1234.


Media Contact: Jonathan Welsh, Marketing and Development Manager, Care Resource.

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