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Feeding South Florida Hosted a Women’s Empowerment Brunch in Honor of Women’s History Month

Feeding South Florida – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida – hosted a Women’s Empowerment Brunch in honor of Women’s History Month at its Pembroke Park warehouse on Friday, March 15.


The brunch focused on the theme "Women As Allies for One Another," aiming to celebrate the contributions of women and promote solidarity among them. As part of this event, Feeding South Florida welcomed a panel of distinguished South Florida women leaders to share their insights and experiences as members of this prominent South Florida nonprofit organization. Speakers included Brittnie Bassant, president and CEO, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Robyn Hankerson-Printemps, community relations manager, Publix Super Markets; and Jennyfer Uzor, MD, FAAP, CEO of Allegra Family Pediatrics and Feeding South Florida board member. 


Those in attendance enjoyed brunch bites and had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists.


“It was a privilege to host this powerful panel at our warehouse, comprising of some of South Florida’s top female leaders, in honor of Women’s History Month,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Each of these women play an important role in fulfilling our mission to end hunger in South Florida. We are tremendously grateful for their support and commitment to putting food on the tables of our families.”

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.


Currently, in South Florida, there are over 1.2 million food insecure individuals, and 1 in 9 individuals in South Florida remain uncertain about where they will get their next meal due to inflation, the strained supply chain, rising fuel prices and increased housing costs among other factors. 

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Feeding South Florida


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