Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, many local restaurants were closed down for 3 months or more due to the lock down. Once Florida started reopening, we wanted to help local restaurants to get back on their feet, as well as find a worthy group to which we could donate meals.
The LongReach Foundation reached out to KIX, a local Youth For Christ ministry in Homestead, Florida run by Stacy Morales (KIX Ministry Director). The City Life KIX neighborhood outreach program was established in West Homestead in 1993 with the mission of offering help, hope, and wholeness to at-risk children and youth. City Life KIX has provided all-inclusive, free after-school services for urban children and youth from kindergarten through high school for over 20 years.
LRF was pleased to sponsor four weekly meals during the KIX Summer 2020 program by providing lunches on Monday Fun Day during the month of July from local restaurants Mamma Mia and Capri Restaurant. Each Monday we would have a meal delivered for the kids to enjoy as they worked their way, masks and all, through their Summer program. Our thanks also to Jules Altidor, the KIX Middle School Director for working with us – it was great partnering with the KIX organization this summer!