Community Food Distribution
Our club's Community Affairs Committee is participating in a humanitarian effort and we are inviting club members to help. We learned about this service from fellow Rotarian Wilbur Bell:
True Deliverance Church of Christ in West Perrine has been providing food to food insecure families for over 20 years. The church is aided through the assistance and donations from the federal government, Feeding America, local and out of state farmers and local grocery stores.
The food distribution occurs every Tuesday and Rotary volunteers are welcome to volunteer every Tuesday, especially those who can physically carry and place heavy boxes of food in vehicle trunks. Food distribution starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until the food is depleted which is typically around 12:30 p.m.
How to Participate
Please arrive at the True Deliverance Church of Christ at 9:00 a.m. wearing your PPE mask and Rotary attire. The church's address is 18300 SW 109th Avenue, on the corner of SW 184th Street and SW 109th Avenue.
Closed shoes are recommended because we will be on a field of dirt and grass. It may be hot outside, but the church provides cold bottled water. There are also strategically placed canopies for shade and we are welcome to use their restrooms.
How It Works
Hundreds of cars will be lining up starting around 7:00 a.m. and Miami-Dade police officers will be on site to control traffic flow. Prior to the food distribution, motorists waiting in line will be given a form to complete (inquiring their name, address, and number of residents in their household). A church member will collect the form and announce how many boxes of food the vehicle/family will receive.
Motorists will then proceed through the church's 109th Avenue entrance and they surrender their completed form to a church member, open their vehicle’s trunk, we place the required number of boxed food inside, they proceed a couple feet to the next food distribution point to receive a different box of food, we close their trunk and then they exit the grounds via 184th Street.