MIAMI, FL – To meet the challenge of ensuring adequate healthy food supplies for the vulnerable senior population in South Florida, whose needs have greatly increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Conviva Care Centers have stepped up to provide a donation of $750,000 to support Feeding South Florida. Conviva announced this week that the company is donating $2 million to food banks in Florida and even Texas.
Conviva continues to reinvent excellence in healthcare by embracing meaningful patient relationships focused on producing optimal health outcomes. There are more than 90 convenient locations throughout Florida including Broward County, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, and Tampa/Gulf Coast. They also are in Texas in such places as Corpus Christi, El Paso, and San Antonio.
The vast network of Conviva Care Centers is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of more than 300 primary care physicians and over 800 affiliated specialists. Conviva Care Centers provide a wide range of vital healthcare services that patients require daily, including the advantages of senior care activity centers and 24/7 on-call physicians. The success of Conviva is measured by its patients’ clinical outcomes and long-term health benefits.
Through its financial support of Feeding South Florida, Conviva will ensure that more seniors in the community they serve will have access to nutritious options and can avoid the negative impacts of food insecurity. This support continues Conviva’s long-standing relationships with local food banks, to help their patients through programs both in and out of their centers.
“We applaud all of the hard work and dedication Feeding South Florida’s incredible team is putting forward during a time when supplying access to healthy food is so critical,” said Kevin Meriwether, President of Conviva Care Solutions.
Feeding South Florida is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.
“We’re honored to do what we can to show our support and appreciation, while also continuing to help treat our patients and the community,” said Meriwether. “Our relationship with the food bank is very important to us and we’re proud to call them our partners.”
Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 62 million pounds (51.6 million meals) of food last year, to over 700,000 individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of approximately 300 nonprofit partner agencies.
“We are grateful to Conviva for its $750,000 transformational gift toward ending hunger for older adults throughout South Florida,” said Paco Vélez, President and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “With Conviva’s support, Feeding South Florida will continue putting food on the tables of those most at-risk and in need of our assistance during this critical time.”