COOPER CITY, Fla., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dania Beach based Q Link Wireless and Feeding South Florida teamed up Wednesday to provide over 500 families with a generous Thanksgiving Dinner. Over 20 employees from Q Link Wireless, wearing their signature orange Q Link Wireless Care t-shirts, worked alongside the company's CEO, Issa Asad, FSF Staff, and Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis. Each family that came to New Wine Ministries in Cooper City received a large reusable grocery bag filled with a 16-pound turkey, stuffing, and fresh local produce.
Issa Asad, Q Link Wireless' CEO, was pleased by the large turnout of volunteers and meal recipients. "We are overjoyed to be of service here in our community. We firmly believe that no one should go hungry, especially at the holidays. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner can be out of reach for some families," said Asad. "We are pleased to be in a position to help bridge that gap and provide an outstanding meal for these incredible families."
Most families referred to the event live in West Broward County. They were referred to the program through local service agencies, not for profits, and homeless shelters that work closely with the FSF's program. "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." Feeding South Florida is the leading domestic hunger relief organization in southern Florida.
Serving the low-income families of southern Florida is what Q Link Wireless already does best. Q Link Wireless is a national company providing quality cell phone service primarily to low income Americans through the Federal Lifeline Assistance program. The program was created in 1984 to provide low-income individuals with basic communication services to allow them to live in safety and remain in contact with family and reach employers. The company believes that life-essential communication is not a privilege, but a necessity of everyday life.
Q Link Wireless' assistance this year is more important than ever before. Feeding South Florida has seen an increase in the reliance on emergency food programs increase 40% since 2010. The agency partners with soup kitchens, day care centers, emergency food pantries, homeless shelters and select schools to provide food for the most at risk populations in southern Florida.
"Some of the grateful families in line may have been donors themselves just a few years ago," remarked Issa Asad. "Some of our families today were single parents who have to work multiple jobs simply to provide the most basic necessities. Others may have lost their jobs or be living on fixed income that just doesn't stretch as far as it used to. But today, we know that we have provided them with a brighter tomorrow and a happier Thanksgiving."
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