FYI

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will sponsor a Food Service Summer Program for Children in several eligible schools during summer school - June, July and August. The program, similar to the National School Lunch Program, provides nutritionally balanced meals to children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin, during the summer.

All children ages 18 years and younger are eligible for a lunch and/or breakfast at no charge. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or call 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

During the past three decades, Food For The Poor-Jamaica has grown exponentially from a small feeding program in Kingston, to the largest international relief organization in Jamaica.

 Food For The Poor continues to serve as a ray of hope to the island’s destitute, even though the organization’s name has become somewhat of a misnomer. Housing, education and agriculture are now also major areas of focus for Food For The Poor, all with the goal of meeting the immediate needs of the poorest of the poor and helping the destitute rise out of poverty.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Christmas In July project to benefit homeless children in Broward County.  Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24, have partnered once again to host Christmas In July, which culminates with a day filled with entertainment, games, food, gifts and, most importantly, provides homeless children, from infants to age 19, with new clothing, socks, shoes and underwear.

School aged children also receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. These items are personalized for each child and all made possible through the generosity of Broward County residents and County employees. Collection boxes are located at select County facilities and at all Broward County Libraries through Wednesday, July 10. To find the nearest branch library, visit broward.org/library, clickLOCATIONS/HOURS.

Just about 2 dozen under 17 and under 20 girls wishing to dawn Jamaica's National colors are expected to parade their skills for Technical Coordinator of the National Women's Football team Vin Blaine next week in here in South Florida.
 
This through the efforts of the Jamaica International Female Football Development (JIFFD) which will facilitate the first major tryouts for national footballers outside the shores of Jamaica. The two day trials which will target girls mainly in the Florida region is set to take place on May 23 and 24 at the West Pines Soccer Club, 230 SW 196 Ave. Pembroke Pines.

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