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  • Tiffany Rigby

Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program a success

Miami-In late may of 2020 the Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins Foundation announced the formation of the Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program.

The aim of the program is to provide jobs and meals on a long-term basis. The foundation started the program on June 1st, 2020. They have provided a minimum of 1,000 meals prepared by Centerplate or local minority owned small businesses every-day for up to 12-months to families in need.

The meals are given out during the weekdays at Hard Rock Stadium. Since the stadium is in the Miami Gardens area of Miami, the foundation focuses on that area and surrounding communities. The organization’s goal was $1 million to be spent and they surpassed that goal by raising $1,004,039.

The team’s owner originally committed to invest $2 million into the program but decided to match the money raised for the program. According to the website, all the funds go to the program to feed those hungry families. So far from June 2020 to April 1st, the Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program has partnered with 101 restaurants, given out 462,228 meals and fed 1,348 residents a day.

Also, the money support towards minority business owners through the program has been $1,576,328. All the food given out comes from these restaurant partners. The program has made a big impact in the communities of Miami.

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