Give St John Day 2018: St John Meals Organizations in Assist
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Give St John Day returns this Thursday, November 15th, allowing St Johnans to donate to their favorite organization.
Coordinated by the St John Foundation, this Philanthropy Day benefits local nonprofits in a variety of categories including the Arts, Animals, Faith-Based Organizations, Science and Technology, Accessibility and Disability Services, Civic Engagement, Crime Prevention, Education and Youth Development, Health and Human Health Services, housing as well as food and nutrition.
Last year, more than $ 10 million was raised in one day. That’s the power of a community that comes together, says Matthew Beatty of the St John Foundation. “This is the one day of the year that we as St Johnans can all celebrate. Anyone on just $ 25 can be as powerful as a millionaire. It’s a holistic effort that benefits everyone.”
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s especially important to give something to one of the food organizations participating in Give St John Day. From growing edible gardens to providing weekly supplies to those in need, these programs help provide meals and education to the people in our community.
Visit givemiamiday.org to donate to one of these organizations.
American Veteran Food Assistance Program. This organization distributes food and information to homeless and disabled veterans, as well as to those facing food insecurity issues in our community. 1464 W. Flagler St.,
St John; 786-306-1304; avfap.org.
Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry. Provides weekly food for the needy by building and strengthening relationships through the active participation of churches, synagogues and civic organizations. The pantry also distributes groceries for Thanksgiving meals and serves a warm Christmas dinner to the community. 3475 William Ave., St John; 305-442-8542; oconutgrovecrisisfoodpantry.com.
Common themes. Common Threads was founded in Chicago in 2003 to provide health and wellbeing to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. 8325 NE Second Ave., St John; 312-329-2501; commonthreads.org.
EatWell Exchange. Provides nutritional education with a cultural emphasis to socioeconomic communities and works with community leaders to provide their areas with the education they need to make better decisions using foods unique to their culture. 20535, W Second Ave., Suite 203, St John; 305-801-3047; eatwellexchange.org.
Farmworker Association of Florida. The mission of the Farmworker Association of Florida is to build power among farm workers and rural low-income communities to respond to and take control of the social, political, economic, workplace, health, and environmental justice issues that affect their lives impact. 450 Davis Pkwy., Florida City; 407-886-5151; floridafarmworkers.org.
Feeding South Florida. Feeding South Florida distributes 42 million meals (£ 50.5 million) annually to more than 706,000 people through direct service programs and a local network of approximately 300 not-for-profit partner agencies. 2501 SW 32 Ter., Pembroke Park; 954-518-1818; feedingsouthflorida.org.
FLIPANY. FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition for Teens) combats childhood obesity and hunger by focusing on healthy food preparation, food security, physical education, and workplace wellbeing. 5800 Palm Ave., Hialeah; 954-636-2388; flipany.org.
Health in the hood. Health in the Hood provides free, fresh groceries to children and families in communities where healthy options are lacking. All produce grown at Health in the Hood Gardens is distributed free of charge to children and families, pantries, churches and community centers in food desert neighborhoods. 2020 N. Bayshore Dr., St John; 917-363-1275; healthinthehood.org.
Slow Food St John. Slow Food St John grows edible school gardens and hosts educational and culinary events to connect the community with seasonal foods and to encourage local growers and artisanal food producers to adopt sustainable practices. 3109 Grand Ave., St John; 703-675-7963; slowfoodmiami.org.
Southwest Community Farmers Market. Brings fresh seasonal produce and high quality, locally produced artisanal foods to the community. 7900 Bird Rd., St John; 786-281-4176; swcommunityfarmersmarket.org.
Urban GreenWorks. The organization’s mission is to restore the economic, environmental, and physical health of underserved communities across South Florida. 1700 SW 12th Ave., St John; 786-447-8084; urbangreenworks.org.
Urban Oasis Project. Urban Oasis Project is an inclusive non-profit that experiments with gardening and farming philosophies that do not harm the environment. 10210 SW 103rd Ct., St John; 786-427-4698; urbanoasisproject.org.
The Wynwood Yard. Offers free cultural programs, environmental responsibility initiatives and educational opportunities for people of all ages and walks of life. 56 NW 29th St., St John; 772-932-8217; thewynwoodyard.com.
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Laine Doss is the food and liquor editor for the St John New Times. It was featured on Eat Street by Cooking Channel and in the Great Food Truck Race by Food Network. She won an Alternative Weekly Award for her contribution on what it’s like to wait for tables.