(BPRW) FPL and Partners Participated in the Thanksgiving Food Drive to Help Spread Joy this Holiday Season
Proud Sponsor of the 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Annual Event
(Black PR Wire) Pembroke Park, FL – On Nov. 19, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) partnered with 100 Black Men of South Florida to support their annual Thanksgiving food drive. The event took place at the Feeding South Florida facility in Pembroke Pines.
The food drive fulfills the need to help and brings the joy of Thanksgiving to economically disadvantaged individuals in South Florida. The Thanksgiving food drive is a collaborative effort among community partners. Publix provides the food and UPS delivers the boxes to convenient locations in underserved communities for pick-up by those in need. Dozens of volunteers assembled the meal kits that include a turkey, canned goods and other items ideal for a Thanksgiving dinner.
“We partnered with 100 Black Men of South Florida to ensure that families in need in Miami-Dade County have a warm meal this Thanksgiving. It’s part of our commitment to working together with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” FPL Director of External Affairs for Miami-Dade Armando Fernandez said.
The 2022 goal was to pack and deliver more than 70,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals to those who need them most in South Florida. FPL is a proud sponsor of the 100 Black Men of South Florida’s Thanksgiving food drive, which helps serve our community and helps build character, create hope, aspirations, plans and futures for tomorrow’s leaders.
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About Florida Power & Light Company
As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to more than 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S and in 2022 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the seventh time in the last eight years. The company received the top ranking in the southern U.S. among large electric providers, according to J.D. Power’s 2021 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM and 2021 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM. The company was also recognized in 2020 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the seventh consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2022 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
About 100 Black Men of South Florida
The mission of 100 Black Men of South Florida, Inc. is to improve the quality of life of our citizens and enhance educational opportunities for African-Americans. The members, who refer to themselves as “The 100”, serve as a strong force for overcoming cultural and financial obstacles and promoting the achievements of African American youth with an emphasis on young African-American males.
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