Miami Dolphins Launch Program to Provide 1,000 Meals Every Week to Needy Families

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins Foundation are getting involved to help South Floridians recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning June 1, and going for up to 12 months, the Foundation’s Food Relief Program plans to provide a minimum of 1,000 meals every weekday from Hard Rock Stadium.

Ross and the organization are committing $2 million to the program. In addition, Ross will be matching all donations, as he works to raise an additional $2 million for the initiative.

“We are committed to combating food insecurity and helping to provide consistent employment as the first step in rebuilding our community, starting in Miami Gardens,” says Ross. “We are thankful for the strength that our community has shown through this pandemic and it’s our hope that this program will inspire others to give.”

The meals will be prepared by Centerplate, which serves as the team’s food, beverage and retail partner.

Every Sunday (yes, that usually means GAME DAY!), the Dolphins will also be teaming up with area churches, community groups and local leadership officials to order food from restaurants in the area. For that part, a minimum of 1,000 meals will be purchased each week and distributed to residents who do not have financial access to buy food.

More information is available at dolphins.com/meals.

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