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Fourth Of July Food Drive At Gulfstream Park To Benefit Feeding South Florida

Photo Credit: Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach is joining the fight against hunger by holding a Fourth of July Food Drive benefiting Feeding South Florida.

During the July 4th Family Celebration at Gulfstream Park, participants can donate non-perishable foods.

Gulfstream Park’s July Fourth Family Celebration will include a Kidz Zone, live music, fireworks, food, fun and more.  Each person donating non-perishable food items will be eligible to win a $500 drawing. The drawing will take place directly after the 9 p.m. fireworks.

“We’re very thankful that Gulfstream Park is holding its July Fourth Food Drive to benefit Feeding South Florida,” said Paco Vélez, CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Food drives such as this allow us to continue serving our nearly 600 partner agencies like The Pantry of Broward, Inc.”

According to Feeding South Florida’s records, 938,110 individuals in South Florida experience food insecurity and 340,740 of those are children. Recently, Feeding South Florida’s agencies are reporting a 39 percent increase in the demand for food services, due to the current economic climate.

WHEN: July 4, 2012 starting at 4 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m.


Gulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

TICKETS: Event is free. Click here for more info.


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