Hurricane Fiona causes ‘catastrophic’ damage, island-wide power outage in Puerto Rico 

Hurricane Fiona knocked out Puerto Rico’s already-fragile electrical system Sunday afternoon, leaving millions without power and thousands without running water — as devastating floods and landslides destroyed roads, homes and at least one bridge.  


The CDC has released new guidance on MonkeyPox and its interaction with HIV. 
El CDC ha publicado una nueva guía sobreMonkeyPox y su interacción con el VIH.  
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Free food pantries in Miami Dade County

Food banks and free emergency pantries in Miami can provide some free groceries as well as general food items for individuals and families who are in need. Services are provided on an as needed basis, and may be limited as funding allows. Find locations and information on the leading food pantries and distribution centers in Miami Dade.

In addition to providing food, groceries, or perishables items, many of the centers in Miami can offer other forms of assistance. For example, receive counseling, possible access to clothing closets or thrift stores, and much more. Or they offer free Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas meals, and holiday gifts. All of this will be in addition to the direct food aid that can be distributed.

In addition, if a Miami food bank can’t meet your particular need, they can often refer an individual to various government assistance programs, both offered by Florida and the federal government. 
Case managers can often provide information on and help people apply for state of Florida public assistance programs. For example, get help in applying for food stamps or other support in Miami.

Food for Life Network
Location - 3801 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33137
Phone number - 305-576-1234 x 216
Partners with regional food pantries in southern Florida as well as national non-profits. Get information for federal government assistance too.

Miami Rescue Mission Inc
2159 NW 1 Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Can provide shelter, housing, clothes, and of course, food and meals. The Miami-Dade County Florida non-profit is one of the leading and most effective charities and food pantries in the region.

First Assembly of God - Food Pantry
824 West Palm Drive, Homestead, Florida 33034
(305) 248-0794

St. Joseph Church - Food Pantry
8670 Byron Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 866-6567
One of a number of churches that can offer food, counseling, and aid to people regardless of 

Food Pantry and Clothing Referrals
2601 N W 65th Street, Miami, FL 33147
Can refer local families to programs, charities, and non-profits in Miami. In addition to groceries 
and items like baby formula, the location may have gently used clothing and vouchers.

Salvation Army - Community Pantry
1907 NW 38th Street, Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 637-6700
Resources include a food pantry, Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, and maybe even home 
delivered meals for the homebound and senior citizens. On occasion Dade County families may 
also receive financial assistance for basic needs such as rent or cooling bills.

Pass It on Ministries - Emergency Food Program
14617 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33168
(305) 681-1594

Saint Patrick's Church
Location of pantry from this church is 3716 Garden Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-1124
Meals, shelter, and more is offered for the very low income, homeless, and children. Other goods may include blankets and personal hygiene items.

Jewish Community Services Kosher Food Bank
Bay R, 15455 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 947-8093
The charity - non-profit helps the struggling in Jewish community or any other low income family that needs kosher food. Or get home meals delivered, information on medical care, and other 

St. Joseph Church
8670 Byron Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141
(305) 866-6567

Free Meal for Kids and Teens

First Baptist Church of Coral Park
8755 SW 16 St., Miami, FL 33165
Boxes of food may be offered as donations allow. Call the church for information on their services as well as hours of distribution.

Christ Fellowship (Downtown)
500 NE 1 Ave, Miami, FL 33132
(305) 379-4781

Dade County Society of Saint Vincent
the assistance programs include a soup kitchen as well as free food pantry. Or stop by at the thrift store. Whether it is groceries, free infant formula, meat, dairy, or other nutritional support, help is 
offered including to seniors. More on St. Vincent de Paul in Dade County.

Community Partnership for Homeless
1550 N Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33136
Meals, housing, shelter, and other aid offered.

Volunteers of America of Florida
1492 W Flagler St., Miami, Florida 33135
A number of food and financial assistance programs may be provided. Also learn about government aid and food stamps too. This national non-profit also focuses on housing and 
employment issues for those who need a job or are homeless.

First Interdenom Haitian Church
Food bank | 5832 NE 2 Ave, Miami, FL 33137
The center partners with many organizations to help the less fortunate meet their nutritional needs. Bags of food and other items may be offered.

Spreading Gods Love
Food pantry | 6021 NW 6 Court, Miami, FL 33127

St. Mattehews F W Baptist
Pantry | 6700 NW 2 Ave, Miami, Florida 33150

Citrus Health Kiva Center
1339 SE 9 Ave, Hialeah, FL 33010
This Dade County assistance center offers a variety of assistance programs to those in poverty and who may be struggling.

Glory Temple Ministry Inc. Food Pantry
7950 NW 22 Ave, Miami, FL 33147
Call the ministry: 954-326-7946
Volunteers and staff from this organization offer referrals, guidance, and other forms of support. 
Fresh perishable food, frozen items, and more may be offered for children, pregnant mothers and low income families.

Miami Spanish SDA Church
862 SW 4 St., Miami, FL 33130
305-545-0300 for intake
May have culturally specific food for immigrants and people of all nationalities.

Ministerios el Buen Pastor
10125 NW 19 St., Miami, FL 33172
305-513-3940. Call for groceries, meals, perishable items and referrals to
charities in Miami-Dade County Florida.

Freedom Fund




We're paying protesters' bail in South Florida to protest the mistreatment of black 
bodies and Black Lives. We stand with freedom fighters.

As a community bail fund we see everyday how black people are disproportionately impacted by a racist, 
classicist and anti-LGBT system.

If you're in South Florida, call TREMAINE: 305-209-7380;

If you'd like to donate to us: To allies nationwide:

Freedom Fund secures the safety and liberty of LGBTQ people in U.S. detention. We work to build a critical 
mass against mass jailing of LGBTQ individuals.


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#BlackLivesMatter  was founded in 2013 in response to the 
acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter 
Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and 
Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

The Equal Justice Initiative  is committed to ending mass 
incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

he NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund  is 
America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. 
Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks 
structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

Homeless Black Trans Woman Fund
The Homeless Black Trans Woman Fund provides money for Black trans women in 
Atlanta who are either sex workers or homeless. The fund has provided Black trans women with cell phones, temporary housing, food, and other necessities. According to Jesse Pratt Lopez, who created the fund in 2019, Atlanta has very few resources for transgender women, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.

The Black Trans Travel Fund
The Black Trans Travel Fund is a mutual aid fund that provides Black transgender women 
in New York and New Jersey with financial resources to pay for car services in both states. The fund disperses $2,500 among a minimum of 50 people every month so that Black transgender 
women can access safe transportation. You can donate to the fund here.

Trans Women of Color Survival Fund
The Trans Women of Color Survival Fund assists with a range of financial needs for trans women of color including food, car fare, hygiene products, clothing, and more. The collective’s work also focuses on restorative justice and building socioeconomic growth and development for its members. .

Emergency Release Fund
The Emergency Release Fund is a grassroots organization that is committed to keeping 
transgender people in New York City out of jail. The organization allows people to request 
bail funds to ensure that their transgender loved ones can be released from prison and also does outreach to raise awareness on the issue of transgender incarceration.

For The Gworls
For The Gworls raises money to assist with Black transgender people’s rent and gender  affirming surgeries. The collective was started by a Black transgender woman and a Black nonbinaryperson who began to throw “rent parties” in New York City to pay pills for people in their 
trans community. The collective has now grown and is aiding trans people across the country.

Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund
The Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund was set up with the specific purpose of supporting Black trans protestors with resources such as bail and medical care. Money collected by this
fund is redistributed to several Black trans led organizations that are working to minimize violence against Black transgender individuals.


UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is based in Miami, Florida with programming and operations in Colombia as well. Our South Florida offices are within walking distance of where the Miami River and Biscayne Bay meet, the Miami Circle – a sacred place with over 10,000 years of human history and habitat, and many other historically significant places, and within a short drive of the Everglades National Park and Miccosukee and Seminole Tribe Nations. The Miami River at Biscayne Bay is the place where Europeans first settled in the area, and also the departure point for the relocation to Cuba of a handful of Tequesta Indians – down from a documented 10,000 just a decade before. 
Miami and South Florida is the homeland of the Tequesta, Miccosukee and Seminole people. They have lived here for many thousands of years. Descendants of Africans reside here, too. They reached their current homelands after being enslaved and brought to the current America’s. Indigenous people from other Native nations also live across South Florida. They’ve made innumerable contributions to our region. UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA committed to supporting Indigenous people and nations in our home state and beyond. To do this, we’ve outlined several ways we plan to take action on an ongoing basis: 

 -  From this point onward, admission to our programming, workshops and special events will be free for Native people.
 - Our purchases reflect our values. We have updated our vendor policy to include a priority focus on Indigenous-owned businesses.
 - We’ll use our platform to amplify voices from Indigenous-led change movements.
 - Our Board of Directors & Board of Advisors will continue to reflect and represent Native people.

Each year, our organization will revise and strengthen this action plan. We’ll continue to conduct research and receive feedback from people in our community. We will share this action plan with our networks and encourage other organizations to create their own.
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA is a Florida non-profit whose focus is the Leadership, Protection & Promotion of the Latinx|Hispanic & Indigenous LGBTQ community – The only organization of its kind since 2002 – with programming in South Florida and Colombia.  


UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA tiene su sede en Miami, Florida con programación y operaciones en Colombia también. Nuestras oficinas en el sur de la Florida están a poca distancia de donde se unen el río Miami y la Bahía de Biscayne, el Miami Circle, un lugar s
agrado con más de 10.000 años de historia humana y hábitat, y muchos otros históricamente lugares significativos, y dentro de un corto trayecto en coche del Parque Nacional Everglades y las Naciones de las Tribus Miccosukee y Seminole. El río Miami en la Bahía de Biscayne es el lugar donde los europeos se asentaron por primera vez en la zona, y también el punto de partida para la reubicación en Cuba de un puñado de indios Tequesta -desde un documentado 10.000 sólo una década antes. 

Miami y El sur de Florida es la patria de los pueblos tequesta, miccosukee y seminole. Han vivido aquí durante muchos miles de años. Los descendientes de africanos residen aquí también. Llegaron a sus países de origen actuales después de ser esclavizados y traído a la América actual. Indígenas de otras naciones nativas también viven en todo el sur de la Florida. Han hecho innumerables contribuciones a nuestra región. 

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA comprometida con el apoyo a pueblos y naciones indígenas en nuestro estado de origen y más allá. Para hacer esto, hemos esbozado varias formas en que planificamos tomar medidas de manera continua: 
- Desde este punto en adelante, la admisión a nuestra programación, talleres y eventos especiales será gratis para los nativos. 
- Nuestras compras reflejan nuestros valores. Hemos actualizado nuestra política de proveedores para incluir un enfoque prioritario sobre las empresas de propiedad indígena. 
- Usarem
os nuestro plataforma para amplificar las voces de los movimientos de cambio liderados por indígenas. 
- Nuestra Junta de Los directores y la junta de asesores seguirán reflejando y representando a Native gente. 

Cada año, nuestra organización revisará y fortalecerá este plan de acción. Continuaremos a realizar investigaciones y recibir comentarios de personas de nuestra comunidad. Lo haremos compartir este plan de acción con nuestras redes y animar a otras organizaciones a crear los suyos propios. 
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA es una organización sin fines de lucro de Florida cuyo enfoque es el Liderazgo, Protección y Promoción de Latinx|Hispano e Indígena LGBTQ comunidad – La única organización de este tipo desde 2 002 – con programación en Sur de Florida y Colombia.


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