Vecinos en Accion
Mission Statement :
To provide food and other grocery products to East Little Havanas transitional and disadvantaged families; and to educate and engage our community and local businesses to fight hunger and poverty by donating food-stuffs.
The Empowering-Youth Project is a non-profit youth program which provides counseling programs and emergency food programs to low-income youth in the...more
The Job Placement Program of Vecinos en Accion in East Little Havana provides referrals and placement to low income individuals seeking to secure employment as way out of economic distress...more
Vecinos en Accion as an organized effort began when Fernando & Laura Gonzalez in 1991, decided to provide a safe environment for the neighborhood children and providing their friends, families and neighbors a living space in which to be proud by collecting debris that lined...more
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Emergency Food Program of East Little Havana
The Emergency Food Program was founded in 1991 as a non-profit program and provides food for more than 1,500 registered families and hundreds more non-regitered individuals that suffer poverty each month. The Emergency Food Program of East Little Havana serves diverse population of low-income families and individuals seeking emergency food assistance each month in the Dade county, 98% fall below national poverty guidelines.This program benefits those of East Little Havana who are poor, elderly, sick, unemployed, mentally and/or physically challenged, recovering from substance abuse, or are in transition. This food program serves children and families with emergency needs. Hundreds of meals are supplied through donated food each month. More than half are children and seniors and almost half are families with at least one adult working. Hunger is rarely an isolated issue and usually is a symptom of a larger problem impacting an individualís ability to gain and maintain an adequate level of economic security. Since the inception, the Emergency Food Program has made a commitment to developing programs that not only provide wholesome food to those in need, but also er opportunities to develop basic work skills in a supportive environment.