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Holiday Grocery & Toy Drive-Thru in Miami Gardens this weekend!

Here’s a little help for the holiday season: A “Wade Winter Holiday Grocery & Toy Drive-Thru” is set for Saturday, Dec. 12.

The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Thomas University, 6401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens.

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Not only will they be giving away food and toys, but there will also be music, refreshments, a visit from Santa, and “surprises for the kids,” according to organizers. 

Visitors are urged to enter through the university entrance located on Northwest 32nd Avenue. 

According to a St. Thomas University calendar, Dwyane Wade Sr., founder of the nonprofit ProPops Foundation, along with community leaders, will be hosting a Community Holiday Grocery & Toy Drive-Thru.  

Free food distributions continue in South Florida

Organizations continue offering free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. (Face coverings are required at all of these sites.) For more details, click here

More Food Resources:

Free and cheap holiday events in Miami-Dade



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Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at



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