Fort Lauderdale: AHF & Broward House to Open New Food Pantry

AHF’s Food For Health Program in partnership with Broward House are set to open a new food pantry in the Fort Lauderdale area

Food Pantry Opening, Saturday, October 1st, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., October 01, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest, non-profit global AIDS organization, in partnership with Broward House is pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, the opening of a new site for its Food For Health Program in the city of Fort Lauderdale. The farmer’s market will be receiving its goods and fresh produce from local farmers within the area. This opening comes at a time where many residents and community members are in need of food and resources due to the recent devastation the city and the state of Florida is currently experiencing from the historic natural disaster Hurricane Ian.

WHAT:

AHF & Broward House Food Pantry Grand Opening Event

WHEN:

SATURDAY, October 1st, 2022, 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHERE:

417 SE 18th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

WHO:

Whitney Engeran Cordova, Vice President, Public Health Division, AHF
Carlos Marroquin, National Director, Food For Health Programs, AHF
Stacy Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Broward House
Jamie Sockol, Chief Administrative Officer, Broward House

"Individuals within our communities need access to nutritious and fresh fruits and vegetables," said Carlos Marroquin, National Director, Food For Health Program, AHF. "AHF’s Food For Health program was designed with this mission in mind. To live healthy lives, you need access to healthy food options. That is why the opening of this free farmer’s market is so important. Additionally, with the recent devastation from Hurricane Ian, this resource is even more crucial."

"We are so excited to be entering into this partnership and affiliation with AHF," said Jamie Sockol, Chief Administrative Officer, Broward House. "Broward House has been an organization that is a pillar for healthcare in the Fort Lauderdale area, and to now be expanding our services to include a free farmer’s market is a dream come true for our clients and the community we serve. Joining forces with AHF is going to provide so many opportunities for those who are need."

AHF also recently served as first responders in the wake of Hurricane Fiona for Puerto Rico by chartering planes to San Juan at 4:00 am Wednesday morning (9/21) to provide much needed resources for the area. AHF's quick action delivered emergency supplies including generators, water purification kits, and tents to patients in need.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.6 million individuals in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare and/or subscribe to our AHF podcast "AHFter Hours."

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Contacts

Imara Canady, (AHF Southern Bureau), National Director of Communications
Cell: 770-940-6555
Email: imara.canady@ahf.org

Lauren Hogan, Associate Director, Communications
Cell: 310-940-0802
Email: lauren.hogan@ahf.org