DANIA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 500 families will be provided with free Thanksgiving dinner to serve their entire family. This is an initiative that sees Dania Beach based Q Link Wireless coming together with Feeding South Florida in an event that will take place at the New Wine Ministries, situated at 12349 SW 53rd Street, Cooper City, Fla.
Q Link Wireless is a national company that supplies low-income Americans with free cell phones and airtime under the Federal Lifeline Assistance Program. Under this program, each family will be provided with a large re-usable bag to carry their Thanksgiving items, clothes, fresh local produce and a 16-pound turkey.
Most recipients of this Thanksgiving Dinner are families brought together by local-based social service agencies. Other organizations that have benefited from this FSF (Feeding South Florida) program include not-for-profit agencies and homeless shelters.
"We are excited to partner with Q Link Wireless and appreciate their generosity," said Paco Velez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. "Making a difference in peoples' lives is what we do every day."
As recent indicators show, most families from South Florida have increasingly becoming reliant on emergency food programs with the figure rising to a tune of 40% since 2010. In the entire state of Florida, close to 150,000 adults have been pushed to choosing between buying food for their families or paying the bills. This ranks Florida 12th overall among all the states with the highest levels of food insecurity in the United States. During the November 26th event, both the Feeding South Florida staff and Q Link Wireless management and their employees will be assisting these families pickup their thanksgiving meals.
For more information on this initiative, please visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org.
About Q Link Wireless:
A national company, Q Link Wireless works under the Federal Lifeline Assistance Program to offer free airtime and cell phones to low-income qualified Americans. It is also one of the fastest growing Lifeline service providers in the country. Its free phone services include: local calls, nationwide long distance, voicemail and texting. They also provide low-cost prepaid wireless cell-phone services that caters to both non-Lifeline and Lifeline subscribers.
About Feeding South Florida:
FSF on the other hand is one of the 202 food banks that make up the nationwide Feeding America network. Feeding South Florida is a leading agency concerned with the domestic hunger relief initiatives in South Florida in the process serving low income earning families from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. FSF works through a network of non-profit partner organizations that also include homeless shelters, soup kitchens, group homes, food pantries and other key emergency food service programs in the region.
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