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Food & Backpack Distribution set for Thursday

Miami-Dade County school started Aug. 31, but some drive-thru backpack giveaways are still happening.

The drive-thru Food & Backpack Distribution will take place starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at 10790 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. 

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The dual food and backpack giveaway is being organized in partnership with Farm Share, U.S. Sens. Anette Taddeo and Jose Javier Rodriguez, U.S. Rep. Javier Fernandez, and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Levine Cava. 

Distribution will be on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies last. Items will be placed in the trunks of vehicles.

For more information, click here.

Free Meals 

Free meals are available for Miami-Dade County students during the school year. Click here to find distribution sites.

Also, the food distribution sites around Miami continue and new sites keep getting added. Find drive-up sites in Little Haiti, Little Havana, Opa-locka and other neighborhoods. Click here for the full list.

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