The Joshua's Heart-Feed The Children-Pepsico Fall Food Distribution Comes to N Miami Bch, Oct 12th

The dynamic team of food insecurity champions will take their annual fall food distribution south from Broward County into Miami-Dade County to spread the love to all South Florida's needy communities.
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NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 10, 2018 - PRLog -- After six years of serving the underserved in the Joseph C. Carter Park neighborhood in Broward County, the partners will transition their distribution to Miami-Dade County for 2018. "With the pervasive problem of hunger and homelessness facing so many South Florida communities, the decision was an easy one for the group," said Joshua's Heart spokesperson, Colin Wanless.

To continue their quest to alleviate hunger and homelessness in local communities, the trio will once again partner to provide a week's worth of groceries, household and personal items for 800 families in North Miami Beach. "We are greatly indebted and thankful to Joshua's Heart and their partners, Feed the Children and Pepsico-Frito Lay for choosing our city for their fall distribution," said North Miami Beach City Manager Esmond K. Scott. "The City of North Miami Beach is dedicated to charitable endeavors that are beneficial to our community."

Through the years, Feed the Children, along with PepsiCo and their subsidiary Frito Lay has joined Joshua's Heart in bringing joy to those in need in Central Broward's, Joseph C. Carter, neighborhood, where 20 percent of the population lives below the poverty level.

"We are fortunate to have Feed the Children, Pepsico and Frito Lay support our initiative to feed South Florida and follow us to Miami-Dade County this year," said Joshua Williams, President and Founder of Joshua's Heart. "As an organization that serves the tri-county area, it is important that we service all our local families" added Williams. "This year, the City of North Miami Beach will be our focus", he concluded.

Food distribution time and place:

WHERE: City of North Miami Beach City Hall, 17011 NE 19th Avenue

WHEN: October 12, 2018

TIME: 11:00am to 1:30pm or until supplies last.

Pre-selected families will receive the following:

• One 25-pound box of nonperishable food items
• One 10 to 15-pound box of personal-care items
• One box of AVON products
• Frito-Lay 18-count Better-For-You Variety Pack
• PepsiCo beverages
• Quaker life Original Cereal
• Quaker Oatmeal

"We are always looking for opportunities to give back to our local community and are proud to spend a day giving back with our local associates for the upcoming Feed the Children event," said Carlos Canizares, sales zone director, Palm Beach zone, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "At PepsiCo, we believe in engaging our colleagues in community projects and initiatives that make a positive difference in places where we live and work."

"Feed the Children is proud to partner with PepsiCo, Frito-Lay and Joshua's Heart," said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO. "We know that when we combine our efforts we will have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America."

Families can register on the city of North Miami Beach's website ( For more information visit or call the City of North Miami Beach at 305.787.6028.

Joshua's Heart Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that empowers needy people to improve their quality of life. It was founded by a 4-and-a-half-year-old boy named Joshua who had a passion for assisting those who struggle daily to procure food for basic survival. The focus of his vision is to "Stomp Out Hunger" in indigent and underprivileged communities, as well as from among those who battle debilitating diseases that affect their ability to earn enough to feed themselves.
For more information about Joshua's Heart Foundation, their local events or how to get involved, please contact 305.788.8295. You can also send an email to and visit their website at

Feed the Children, established in 1979, exists to end child hunger.  It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Visit for more information.

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2017, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quakerand Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – their fundamental belief that the success of their company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. They believe that continuously improving the products they sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and their shareholders. For more information, visit

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