Greater Miami has had its share of cases. To help alleviate these burdens, Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, and the Clara Mohammed School of Miami will host Miami Day of Dignity, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at 5245 NW Seventh Ave.
The event will be a one-stop shop to help people who are homeless or struggling to make ends meet gain access to basic necessities and services. People, regardless of their faith, gender or race can pick up nonperishable food, hygiene kits, school supplies, backpacks and sanitary napkins, among other things.
Day of Dignity isn’t intended to be a magic elixir that will solve long-standing problems. At the very least, though, it is a much-needed salve, which is beneficial when one considers the government’s current intransigence.
This month, a Census Bureau survey found that more than 22 million people experienced occasional, if not frequent, food insecurity. This, despite 6 million more people nationwide being enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps… ”
Miami-Dade is one of three South Florida counties where the number of people using food banks skyrocketed this summer, from slightly more than 700,000 to 1.3 million, according to NBC News. It was described as the epicenter of the COVID-19 public-health crisis.