pantry_web.jpgMIAMI — Feeding South Florida has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to launch the first Mobile Food Pantry in Liberty City.

With the support of a $40,000 JPMorgan Chase grant, Feeding South Florida's mobile food pantry/farmer's market will distribute food weekly for one year at Glory Temple Ministry, 7950 NW 22nd Ave., “to individuals who are food insecure.”

“We're extremely thankful for Chase's donation,” said Judith Gatti, executive director of Feeding South Florida (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank). “The pantry will be a ‘fresh food oasis’ for the many families that Glory Temple Ministry serves.”

“At Chase, we know that being a good neighbor is critical to the success of our business,” said Benny Gonzalez, Chase senior commercial banker in South Florida, as the program launched on Nov. 10. “And, it is for that reason we are gifting $40,000 to Feeding South Florida's mobile food pantry program.”

The mobile food pantry is the only vehicle of its kind in Miami-Dade County that provides a farmer's market-style distribution of healthy foods, free of charge. The refrigerated vehicle is part of a nationwide fleet from Kraft Foods (the Kraft Foods Mobile Pantry Program) and its Foundation in partnership with Feeding America.

Feeding South Florida is a member of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Glory Temple Ministry is one of more than 800 non-profit organizations that work with Feeding South Florida to distribute food.

For more information, call 954-518-1818 or visit

Photo: PHOTO COURTESY OF Feeding South Florida

GLORIOUS SERVICE: Feeding South Florida’s weekly distribution will take place every Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Glory Mission in Liberty City.