The 100 Black Men of South Florida Packs More than 1,600 Meals
Since 1989, the 100 Black Men of South Florida has made a difference by assisting thousands of hungry families throughout South Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving by providing turkeys and other essentials needed to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
At the Publix Supermarket in Miami Shores, the 100 BMSF partnered with Florida Power & Light, UPS, Publix and various local volunteer groups to assemble boxes filled with stocked food products and turkeys. More than 1,600 packages were delivered to families throughout both Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
“This experience is a wonderful thing. Not only for the families who receive help, but for everyone involved in the process. It gives us a sense of satisfaction and a platform to reach out to people to continue this effort for years to come,” explained Reggie Leon, an operation supervisor for UPS and Board member for the 100 BMSF.
“Joining this initiative was really important for us. We value the opportunity to impact lives of families in the community any way we can and partnering with the 100 BMSF was our way of lending our helping hand,” shared Richard Gibbs of FPL.
According to the group, The 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities it serves.