For the fifth consecutive year, Solstice Benefits employees held a Thanksgiving food drive in partnership with Feeding South Florida.
PLANTATION, Fla., December 29, 2015 (Newswire.com) - For the fifth consecutive year, Solstice Benefits, Inc. (Solstice) employees held a Thanksgiving food drive in partnership with Feeding South Florida, a hunger relief organization serving the food insecure and homeless populations in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe counties.
In addition to Thanksgiving-specific items, Solstice employees collected peanut butter, cereal, pasta and canned items, such as soups, fruit and vegetables which can be offered year-round.
“We’re proud to support Feeding South Florida’s mission of feeding those in need in our community. We recognize that continuing efforts are needed to lessen the widespread problem of hunger in our community and look forward to continuing to support this very worthwhile organization,” Solstice chief operating officer Carlos Ferrera said. “Our Solstice family has much to be thankful for, and it’s important for us to help those less fortunate.”
According to Feeding South Florida’s website:
- Florida ranks 12th in the United States for food insecurity, defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient amount of nutritious food.
- Nearly 800,000 South Floridians struggle with hunger
- Approximately 1 in 4 children in South Florida go to bed hungry
- More than 63 percent of families served by Feeding South Florida have at least one working adult.
- 1 in 7 adults face the choice between paying rent, purchasing food and buying medication.
Solstice encourages other organizations and individuals to support Feeding South Florida. Founded in 1981, Feeding South Florida rescues and distributes more than 40 million pounds of food per year to those in need. To learn more, visit: http://feedingsouthflorida.org.
Solstice is a privately held Florida corporation based in Plantation, Fla. Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice and its subsidiaries also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in the Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets—and are in the process of expanding nationwide. With the largest DHMO provider network in Florida and New York, it has been named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to Work For” and has made Inc. magazine’s “America’s Fastest Growing Companies” list for four years in a row. The company was awarded accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), indicating dedication to quality and excellence in business practices.
For information on Solstice, contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com and www.SolsticeMarketplace.com.