Solstice Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefits Feeding South Florida
December 29, 2015
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
- 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: <a href="http://feedingsouthflorida.org/" target="_blank">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.
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