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Free food help for seniors in South Florida

Seniors looking for food assistance have several options in South Florida.

Some local organizations offer free food to eligible homebound seniors and those who are self-quarantined. 

Give these places a call, or visit their websites, to see how they can help you or anyone you know.

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  • Health in the Hood is distributing food to Miami’s most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, through its “Filling Fridges” project. Its aim is to deliver prepared meals to senior centers, homeless shelters and religious organizations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Click here for more details. 
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami is providing meals to those in need age 60 or older, who live independently in their homes and are registered with the program. Information: 305-754-2444 or online.
  • Glory Temple Ministry, 7950 NW 22nd Ave., Miami, open only to seniors in urgent need. Call 305-456-5217 to ask for help.
  • Meals On Wheels South Florida offers free food to eligible homebound seniors 60 & older. Info: 954-714-6946 or online
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center assists with food delivery for seniors who self-quarantined, 954-745-9779 for information.
  • Dial 2-1-1 for information on services
  • Area Agency on Aging of Broward’s Elder Helpline for seniors over 60 in need of food, 954.745.9779
  • Pantry of Broward offers food assistance program, including home deliveries, for seniors and grandparents with custody of grandchildren. Information on eligibility online or 954-358-1481.

For a full list of food resources in South Florida, check out Miami On The Cheap’s guide by clicking here.

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.

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