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Supermarket Chain Collects Relief Items for Central America

by Michael Ireland

COCONUT CREEK, Florida. (ANS) — Twelve Bravo Supermarkets and one Key Food store in South Florida are collecting relief items on behalf of Food For The Poor to help families in Central America who were devastated by back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes this month.

Supermarket chains help Hurricane Victims

Food For The Poor – FFTP (www.FoodForThePoor.org) says that when they saw the damage from Hurricane Eta, Bravo Supermarkets owners and longtime FFTP donors Juan and Eliza Diaz knew they wanted to help. They were saddened to see the misery families are enduring only to be compounded by Hurricane Iota two weeks later.

“Many of our clients and some of our workers are from those countries that have been affected by these devastating storms. So it’s close to home,” said Eliza Diaz.

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The Diazes and Bravo Supermarkets have partnered with Food For The Poor in the past as presenting sponsors for the charity’s Join The Pack food-packing events. The Diazes also traveled with Food For The Poor to Guatemala in 2018. And in 2019, their Join The Pack team raised funds to build two homes for families seeking safe shelter in Sansur, Guatemala.

“We’re so grateful to donors Juan and Eliza Diaz and Bravo Supermarkets for opening their hearts to our brothers and sisters in Central America who desperately need our help,” said Food For The Poor EVP & Chief Marketing Officer Angel Aloma. “The items donated by shoppers will go a long way to help alleviate suffering as families recover from these catastrophic storms.”

The collection drive will continue through Dec. 10 at the following store locations:

Broward County: Bravo Supermarkets at 10301 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs; 6039A Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale; 1621 N. State Road 7, Lauderhill; 6819 Miramar Parkway, Miramar; 6767 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines; 8251 Sunset Strip, Sunrise; 15860 W. State Road 84, Sunrise; 4000 SW 40th Ave., West Park; and Key Food at 3025 Johnson St., Hollywood.

Palm Beach County: Bravo Supermarkets at 1206 S. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; and 1337 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth.

Miami-Dade County: Bravo Supermarkets at 10400 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; and 1701 NW 119th St., Miami.

Items accepted for the collection drive include: nonperishable foods, canned milk, baby food and cereal, baby items such as diapers, wipes, blankets and gently used clothes, adult diapers, personal hygiene products such as soap, tools such as shovels, rainboots, raincoats and work gloves, heavy duty trash bags and buckets for cleanup, nonaerosol insect repellent, cots or sleeping mats, and first-aid items such as Band-Aid bandages, gauze and kits.

Items should have expiration dates no earlier than May 2021 to ensure they can be shipped. For more information, please to go to: www.FoodForThePoor.org/etarelief.

Watch a video of Juan and Eliza Diaz talk about their desire to help families affected by the hurricanes in Central America: www.foodforthepoor.org/bravosupermarkets.

The author of this story, Michael Ireland, is a self-supported media missionary with ANS. Click here to support him as a missionary journalist. 

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