The Miami Marlins Foundation in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Positive Coaching Alliance, and Bally Sports Florida, implemented the Great Minds Great Athletes program to highlight the importance of mental and emotional wellness among student athletes.
Focusing on wellness challenges that prevent children from excelling in school and recreational activities, the Miami Marlins Foundation addresses food insecurity and healthy eating while encouraging fitness. Our programs have provided more than 5,000,000 meals to our local community.
Great Minds – Great Athletes
Miami Marlins Home Plate Meals Food Pantry in partnership with Feeding South Florida
In an effort to combat the challenges of food insecurity within our schools, the Miami Marlins Foundation created food pantries in two neighborhood schools. A school pantry provides a variety of readily accessible food to low-income students and their families, in a safe environment with which they are already familiar.
A pantry has a focus on providing not only non-perishables, but also fresh fruits and vegetables through a monthly farmers market style distribution.
Home Plate Meals Monthly Farmers Market Food Distribution
The Miami Marlins Foundation hosts monthly farmers market style food distribution of fruits and vegetables in one of the neighborhoods surrounding loanDepot park.
Home Plate Meals Thanksgiving Distribution presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka
The Miami Marlins Foundation hosts an annual Thanksgiving Distribution presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka at loanDepot park. Marlins CEO, Derek Jeter is joined by Marlins players, Marlins front office, community leaders, and Love, Tito’s volunteers to donate one thousand Thanksgiving meals to pre-selected low-income families in our local neighborhood. Each family receives a Thanksgiving bag which includes a 10-pound turkey and fixings that include stuffing, cranberry sauce, rice, pasta, canned tomatoes, fresh sweet potatoes, fresh corn, fresh zucchini and fresh squash.