May 11, 2020 | Charter Schools in the News
|Miami-Dade County, FL — The Miami Marlins Foundation, with generous support from Florida Blue, launched the Home Plate Meals Relief Fund to benefit those impacted by COVID-19. As part of this initiative and in partnership with Alpha Charter of Excellence (ACE), the Miami Marlins Foundation was able to provide food and essential items to students and families from the community. The Miami Marlins Foundation provided Sedano’s Supermarkets gift cards to families that were identified by ACE and hosted food distributions at Marlins Park, which is located nearby in Little Havana.
Members of the community who have been impacted by COVID-19 can visit Marlins Park every Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 pm through May for drive-thru food distributions hosted by the Miami Marlins Foundation in partnership with Deliver Lean and Farm Share. Each distribution provides fresh meals and non-perishable items for approximately 500 families.
In addition, the Miami Marlins and Miami Marlins Foundation launched Billy’s Activity Zone – Marlins.com/HomeFun – providing fun, engaging, and educational at-home activities for the entire family, making these tools accessible to the students at Alpha Charter of Excellence.