The holidays are a time to give thanks and help those in need.

The food bank Feeding South Florida estimates more than 700,000 people are experiencing food insecurity in our region.

Pridelines is holding a community food drive for young people experiencing homelessness and families struggling to make ends meet. Pridelines’ food drive is underway. If you don’t live near a drop-off location, monetary donations work too. You can donate online at

“Each $35 feeds a family of four,” said Ken Demsey, Volunteer Coordinator at Pridelines.

“The meals go to individuals who have fallen on hard times. This year donations are more important than ever. so many people are in need.”

The food drive runs until Dec. 17. The drop-off locations are Pridelines Community Center locations in Miami and Miami Beach, Monday through Friday, from 1-7 p.m. The addresses are:

6360 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33138

1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

The following items are needed:

Bags of Rice

Instant Potatoes

Canned Corn

Canned Peas

Canned Green Beans

Canned Gravy

Canned Yams

Canned Chicken

Canned Beans

Canned Carrots

Canned Muffin Mix

Boxed Jell-O

Stuffing Mix

Bag of Beans


Canned Mixed Vegetables

Canned Collard Greens

If you have questions about donations or drop-offs, you can contact Demsey directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..