Coconut Creek Participates In Second Annual “Field Of Food” Campaign
The current economic crisis has placed considerable strains on Broward County’s food banks and pantries to meet the resulting increased demand. As more and more families face choosing which basic needs to address, many who previously never had to count on food programs now are relying on them to feed their families. That is why the City of Coconut Creek is participating in Volunteer Broward’s “Field of Food”, a county-wide mission to collect 1 million pounds of food by October 17, 2009. The cumulative food drop-off will be at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale on that day.
Drop-off locations for funds and non-perishable foods in Coconut Creek-run facilities are City Hall (4800 West Copans Road), Community Center (1100 Lyons Road), Recreation Complex (4455 Sol Press Boulevard) and Sabal Pines Park (5005 NW 39th Avenue).
“What better way to help a neighbor in need than to provide a meal,” stated Dave Rivera, City Manager, Coconut Creek. “I encourage as many residents and businesses in our city to help fight hunger in Broward County.”
According to 2-1-1 First Call for Help, over the past year 31% more Broward County residents sought referrals for food assistance. They are our neighbors, our children’s friends and sometimes our co-workers. To help address the crisis, Volunteer Broward is once again joining forces with dozens of community partners to launch the Second Annual Volunteer Broward Field of Food campaign September 15 – October 15, 2009. A true countywide effort, the Field of Food campaign aims to double the over half-a-million pounds of food secured in 2008 through the engagement of corporate, government, non-profit organization, and volunteer support.
To learn more about Volunteer Broward’s Field of Food, food collection points throughout Broward County and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.volunteerbroward.org or call To learn more about the CC/CS Million Meals Committee, visit www.millionmeals.org.
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