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Feeding South Florida’s Need for Food Assistance Reaches Record High 

The nonprofit organization faces a $500,000 deficit in purchased food to adequately support individuals facing food insecurity and hunger.

The leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida, Feeding South Florida, is currently facing a significant increase in the number of families seeking assistance more frequently due to inflation, rising food and housing costs, supply chain issues, and more. The nonprofit’s partner agency network finds it challenging to cope with the demand and is forced to place families on waiting lists. 

Previously, they could supply nine meals when $1 was donated to Feeding South Florida. Unfortunately, with the same amount of funding now, they can only provide four meals. Moreover, summer in South Florida is traditionally slower for farmers and workers who head north for the season, limiting resources. South Florida families also face a tough situation as children lose access to free or reduced-price school meals when school is out of session. Over 300,000 kids in South Florida rely on these meals during the school year. To help bridge the gap, Feeding South Florida is sponsoring the USDA Summer Food Service Program and offering meals to children at Summer BreakSpots pop-up pantries in underprivileged communities.

As if these dire circumstances aren’t enough, donations are decreasing and donor dollars aren’t stretching as far as they used to. Feeding South Florida is collaborating with Feeding America to secure more food, but other food banks in the country are also seeking these resources. Feeding South Florida is providing aid to more than 1.1 million people through its partner agencies, Mobile FARMacy, choice pantries, home delivery meal program, and distributions across their service area.

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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.