To some, the statistics can seem too sobering to be believed. In South Florida alone, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 8 adults don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A staggering 68% of families in South Florida regularly have to choose between food and utilities. And perhaps most distressing of all? Roughly 120,000 older adults in our area have to pick between buying food or critical medications. But don’t dismay — some of our area’s most exceptional samaritans are fighting back this scourge with some numbers of their own. Manifesting their mission of a hunger-free South Florida in all aspects of their outreach, Feeding South Florida has in the 2016-17 fiscal year amassed over 46 million pounds (roughly 38.3 million meals) worth of food, ensuring that 704,000 children were fed that would otherwise go to bed hungry. It’s an imminently necessary cause directly enabled by our own charitable locals; FeedingSouthFlorida.org.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.