NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (May 29, 2020)– Macken Companies is thrilled to announce the vertically integrated development, construction and brokerage firm with affiliate entities, VCM Builders and Macken Realty, has partnered with Jewish Community Services (JCS) of South Florida to provide free meals to those in need. The first food drive took place Thursday, May 28th and served over 100 families. JCS will continue to operate drive-thru meal delivery out of Macken Companies’ retail center located at 17035 West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach every other Thursday for the next month with future dates to be confirmed. Those interested can register through their local school, synagogue or church. The food drive will be taking place
“We applaud the staff and volunteers at JCS for their hard work and dedication to serving families in need during this critical time,” stated Alan S. Macken, CEO. “Our firm was searching for a tangible way to help others in our community and have gladly donated one for our retail bays and alleyway to ensure JCS has the necessary space to operate their food drive efficiently through the upcoming weeks. We thank the City of North Miami Beach their support, and in particular, Mayor Anthony DeFillipo, City Manager Esmond Scott, and the police department, all of whom have helped to make this a seamless endeavor.”
JCS’ Kosher Food Bank has provided food to more than 500 individuals and 1,200 new families through this initiative in the last two months alone and continues to serve nearly 600 Holocaust survivors. Due to the elevated implications of COVID-19, JCS is also working with Joshua’s Heart Foundation and UnitedWay to address the local needs in North Miami Beach and its neighboring communities during this time.
“We are grateful for the boundless community support on behalf of hundreds of families we serve,” said Miriam Singer, JCS President & CEO. “We thank Alan Macken, Mayor Anthony DeFillipo and the City of North Miami Beach, as well as our dedicated corps of volunteers from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, UnitedWay and JCS for their incredible dedication to helping members of our community facing food insecurity. The JCS Kosher Food Bank team has made it possible for this event to come to fruition,” Singer said.
JCS has adopted the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For more information, please contact www.jcsfl.org.
About Macken Companies
Macken Companies is a vertically integrated firm with real estate investment, development, construction, financing and brokerage entities. Over the course of more than 30 years, Macken Companies has been instrumental in the repositioning and revitalization of neighborhoods throughout South Florida. The name Macken has become synonymous with visionary planning and development, superior construction, and record-breaking sales and marketing. As a fully integrated firm, Macken Companies’ affiliate entities—VCM Builders, Macken Realty, SFCS, Sefran, G&A Strategic and MTV Investments—work in tandem to offer clients complete residential and commercial real estate solutions. Regardless of the size and scope of the endeavor, Macken Companies approaches every opportunity with equal passion, diligence and accountability. As a result, Macken Companies is highly regarded throughout the state for its reputation and integrity. For more information, visit www.mackencompanies.com.
About Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS)
Jewish Community Services’ mission is to improve the quality of life and self-sufficiency of the Jewish and broader communities throughout South Florida in accordance with Jewish values. Since 1920, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) continues to provide food, counseling, vocational, crisis response and referral services to the entire South Florida community regardless of race, religion, age or sexual orientation. Jewish Community Services of South Florida has remained true to its original mission of providing exemplary human services through compassionate and comprehensive programs that promote health and productivity. For more information, please visit www.JCSFL.org or call 305.576.6550.