FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA PARTNERS WITH

By on May 29, 2011

 Belle Glade, Florida –  Tampa Bay Buccaneer and former Glades Central Raider James Lee and the James Lee Children’s Foundation have partnered with the nonprofit group Feeding South Florida to help feed local families in need.

Feeding South Florida will have a mobile pantry at the “Muck City Fest” with eight to ten thousand pounds of food to be distributed for those who need it.   Brian Phelan, Director of Food Procurement said: “this is a great opportunity to work with the James Lee Children’s Foundation in Belle Glade, there is a serious need there, and we want to help fill that need.

Lee, who is one of many who made it into the NFL through Glades Central High School (via South Carolina State University) will be coming back to his hometown Saturday June 11th at Lake Shore Park in Belle Glade to hold his NFL Football Camp for the kids and help feed his community.  Lee says: “I’m blessed to be able to do this for the kids and the community.

The camp will start at 10:00am and is a free event for all; the first three hundred kids registered will receive a “Muck City Fest” camp tee shirt, Hungry Howie’s Pizza, Sport Drinks, along with a Muck City Fest wrist band, all thanks to James Lee and the great sponsors that believe in what he is doing.  For those on the sidelines, there will also be food vendors, music, bounce houses, as well as a fire truck from Belle Glade Fire Department for the younger ones. 

Sponsors include: City of Belle Glade, Tyler McLellan Foundation, FPL, PNC Bank, Hungry Howie’s, X102.3, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lake Hardware & Farm Supply, Dixie Fried Chicken, McDonalds, Palm Beach Kennel Club, WSWN Sugar 900, Independent Imaging, ESPN 760, Liquid Lounge, Marriott Hotel WPB, Boost Mobile, Sonny’s BBQ, and Feeding South Florida

NOTES: 

Feeding South Florida (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products; and by educating and engaging the community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of 800 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida strives to serve children, the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, veterans and the working poor with compassion and integrity.  Feeding South Florida is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity and the largest food bank in the state of Florida. Over 24 million pounds of food is distributed within the community by Feeding South Florida each year. Feeding South Florida’s headquarters is located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL, 33023. For more information, please call (954) 518-1818 or visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

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