COVID-19: Florida Community Members Help Feed Families Amidst Pandemic

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The city of Pompano Beach, Florida feeds 1,000 families in need every Thursday.

Local churches, clubs, and city officials come together to lift the burden of food disparity off of families’ shoulders.

“I’m always proud of my city,” Mayor Rex Hardin said.

Each family is given a 40 pound box of food to last a week.

Commissioner Tom McMahon said there will be a food drive every week until the pandemic ends.

– Words and video by Kendall Bunch.

Christopher Malo

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