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Feeding South Florida Honors Women’s History Month With Empowerment Brunch

The leading hunger relief organization in South Florida aims to provide access to nutritious food, hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transform lives through innovative programming and education.

Feeding South Florida held a Women’s Empowerment Brunch in March in honor of Women’s History Month at its Pembroke Park warehouse. The brunch’s theme, “Women as Allies for One Another,” celebrated women’s contributions and promoted solidarity. As part of the occasion, Feeding South Florida invited a group of prestigious South Florida women leaders to participate in a panel discussion, sharing their experiences and insights as members of this critical South Florida nonprofit organization. Speakers included Brittnie Bassant, president and CEO of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; Robyn Hankerson-Printemps, community relations manager, Publix Super Markets; and Jennifer Uzor, MD, FAAP, CEO of Allegra Family Pediatrics and Feeding South Florida board member. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists.

“It was a privilege to host this powerful panel at our warehouse, comprising of some of South Florida’s top female leaders, in honor of Women’s History Month,” Paco Vélez says, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “Each of these women play an important role in fulfilling our mission to end hunger in South Florida. We are tremendously grateful for their support and commitment to putting food on the tables of our families.”

Robyn Hankerson, Dr. Jennyfer Paolo Uzor, Brittnie Bassant and Paco Velez

In South Florida, there are currently over 1.2 million individuals who are food insecure, and one out of every nine individuals in the region are uncertain about where they will obtain their next meal due to inflation, rising fuel prices, increased housing costs and the strained supply chain.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.