Feeding South FloridaÂ®, a member of Feeding FloridaÂ®, a statewide network of Feeding AmericaÂ® food banks providing a healthy, adequate and consistent food supply, will distribute 25,500 units of mosquito repellant to individuals in need in Miami-Dade County. The mosquito repellant is being distributed to help combat and prevent Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
In total, Feeding South Florida will distribute 51,000 units of mosquito repellant in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties in mid-August 2016. Feeding Florida is distributing over 500,000 units of mosquito repellent statewide in an effort to assist in the overall health of Floridians.
Currently, 30 of Floridaâ€™s 67 counties have reported Zika cases stemming from people traveling outside the continental U.S., with Miami-Dade County claiming 106 of the total. With Florida in the middle of mosquito season and ongoing concerns over Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, the donated mosquito repellant will provide families throughout Florida with protection from mosquitos. @FeedingSFL