Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club helps feed the homeless

Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club helps feed the homeless

The Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club prepares to serve meals at the Chapman Partnership.

Members of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, one of South Florida’s preeminent service organizations, recently gathered to feed homeless residents in the Overtown area of Miami.

More than a dozen members and their families and friends fed more than 600 people during the dinner seating at the Chapman Partnership, 1550 N. Miami Ave. The club also underwrote the cost of the meal.

“Over the years our members have always found this type of community involvement — helping the homeless — to be an uplifting experience,” said Todd Paton, Biscayne Bay Kiwanis president. “We’re looking forward to our next visit.”

The Chapman Partnership (chapmanpartnership. org), named for the former CEO of The Miami Herald, Alvah H. Chapman Jr., empowers the homeless by providing a wide array of programs for more than 800 men, women and children daily. Those services include comprehensive case management, health, mental and dental care, day care, job development and training, job placement, permanent housing assistance and other help from a variety of social service agencies — all under one roof.

Others who joined the Kiwanis in the dinner service included members of a local BNI networking group, the Biscayne Connection, City of Miami Police Officer Darlene Michelle Jones — recently named Officer of the Quarter by the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club — and Lynette Janac, publisher of the South Florida Luxury Guide. The Luxury Guide is a Gold Sponsor of the club’s annual Biscayne Bay Gala, set for Oct. 24 at Jungle Island.

For more information about the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, phone 305- 814-2225 or visit the club’s website at

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