( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) Air Partner Donation Feeds Meals South Florida To Support Increased Need for Food Assistance Amid COVID-19
ENSPIRE Contributor: Marianna Poletti Reyes
With a mission to end hunger in South Florida, Feeding South Florida is an organization that works alongside Feeding America, a network of food banks and leading domestic hunger-relief organization that serves Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. During the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has become a worldwide problem because of insufficient wages, closed businesses, and much more. Feeding South Florida provided support for 25% of the state’s insecure food population—approximately 1.5 million people. Amid the pandemic, there has been an increase of 706,000 individuals seeking support, with 40% of those individuals seeking help for the first time. And the numbers keep rising.
The increasing numbers have caused the organization to go into an urgent need of donations to keep up with the high demands. Air Partner, a global aviation services group, has provided a donation of nearly $13,000 to Feeding South Florida—a donation that will provide over 100,000 meals to families facing hardships and food insecurity.
Air Partner is a global aviation services group providing air charter safety & security solutions to industries, commerces, governments, and private individuals, across civil and defense organizations. As part of Air Partner’s new initiative, they will be giving back to the community and donating money to charities around each of their local office locations on behalf of its 420 employees.
“It is no question that this has been a very challenging year that has left people in difficult circumstances, and to this end, we are focused on giving back to touch the lives of people who need it most in our communities,” said Air Partner’s CEO Mark Briffa. “Feeding South Florida’s mission to end hunger in South Florida has never been more dire, and we’re honored to be a part of this great cause that is truly transforming lives.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected families all over the world. For more information about Feeding South Florida’s efforts to fight hunger during COVID-19, including ways to help, please visit https://feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19/.