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Free food distributions & resources

Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. Food distributions are in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach. This list is periodically revised to reflect new distribution sites. Drive-through & other free food distributions include:   Farm Share …

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Resource Depot in West Palm offers new & upcycled items at discount prices

For artists, DIYers and other shoppers who appreciate a deal, Resource Depot sells excess supplies and an eclectic array of items at discount prices. Resource Depot in West Palm Beach focuses on reusing and repurposing random items donated by businesses and individuals.  Artists, educators and families often pick up assorted items for art projects.  Some …

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Free income tax webinars from University of Florida

For folks who’d like tips about income taxes, University of Florida offers free webinars. Register online for free Zoom webinars, including such topics as using free tax filing software, revisions in tax laws and deductions. Information about each webinar is on the registration page. 12 p.m. January 25  register 12 p.m. February 1 register 12 …

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Free homework help from local libraries

If you’d like homework help your kid(s), local libraries in South Florida offer it online for free. At some libraries, in-person tutoring is available. Also, SAT prep is often is available at these libraries. It simply requires you to use your personal library number to set up an online account. Obtaining a library number is …

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Postponed Event — Event offers information on free workforce education in Fort Lauderdale

Event is postponed   Employment training for various fields is free for eligible students in South Florida.  Broward College is offering information on BrowardUP education opportunities at a free information fair in Fort Lauderdale. The free event  is 5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. September 27 at its new location, YMCA, 1409 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale …

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Broward Sheriff’s Office offers free shredding & prescription disposal

Free paper shredding and safe prescription disposal are offered by Broward Sheriff’s Office exclusively for Broward residents. Shred-A-Thon events are intended to avoid identity theft by shredding personal papers with private information.  The events also accept old unused prescription medications for safe disposal.  In fact, incentives are offered for turning in prescriptions. The reward is …

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Florida landscaping: Free resources to enhance your yard

Enhance your yard, patio and indoor areas with plants, including native species and edibles. Lots of free information is available for South Florida residents, such as  tips on selecting the perfect plants for a particular area.  For personalized information, landscaping experts from extension offices in Miami-Dade, Broward & greater Palm Beach answer questions via phone …

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Indoor plants: Tips for radishes, lettuce & other edibles from Davie extension office

Think it’s too hot to garden? You can grow edible plants such as herbs, radishes, turnips and arugula right inside your South Florida home. Yes, you can grow your own food indoors. We asked for tips from a South Florida urban horticulture program specialist affiliated with the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural …

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Free food for students during summer

Public parks, schools, libraries and other venues in South Florida offer free food for kids and teens during summer. Free meals are for kids 18 and younger. Participants in Summer BreakSpot include U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Florida Department of Agriculture.  Food distribution locations are offered via phone, via text or online. log on …

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Ride for free with Freebee in Aventura

Uber can get expensive and public transportation isn’t always reliable or on time, but we’ve got an alternative to share with you! It’s called Freebee, the free ride service you can take around Aventura. The Freebee service in Aventura is a great way for residents to get around to major points of interest such as: …

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South Florida farms offer fresh produce

Farms in South Florida and other parts of the Sunshine State offer vegetables and other produce directly to the public. You just have to know where to go.  Farms are available throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Of course, details can always change at the last minute, so we always recommend you check ahead …

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