Amanda Fried at Key News writes on efforts to support food insecure families during the pandemic.
A new and creative collaboration among The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, the Belafonte TACOLCY Center (The Advisory Committee of Liberty City Youth), and participating Key Biscayne restaurants has set the table for a pandemic response win-win. The Sister City Community Table Project raises funds to purchase meals from Key Biscayne restaurants for food-insecure Liberty City families during this public health emergency.
Participating restaurants prepare and package delicious meals three times per week. Rotary volunteers pick up the meals and drop them off in Liberty City, where the Belafonte TACOLCY Center coordinates distribution among Liberty City families. The Rotary Club has already raised over $1,000 since launching the project on May 4, and the first 100 meals were distributed on May 5.
Belafonte TACOLCY Center CEO Shownda Pagan expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration: “It is in times like this true family support leads to great things. Seeing our Sister City, The Village of Key Biscayne, reaching out and collaborating to ensure all families in Liberty City are provided with a healthy meal, speaks to the strength of our relationship. As the new CEO of Belafonte TACOLCY Center, I look forward to enhancing our current partnerships and welcoming new ones.”