The Miami Dolphins missed out on a chance to prove themselves as potential champions on the gridiron at the end of the 2020 season, falling short of a dramatic push to the postseason. But no one is questioning whether or not the Dolphins are champions for South Florida off the field — not after winning the NFL’s ‘Huddle for 100’ community service award and certainly not now amid the latest landmark posted from The Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program. Yesterday marked a big milestone for The Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program:
They’ve surpassed the initially stated $1 million goal to be spent directly on local minority-owned restaurants in South Florida before June 1st.
The Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program, funded by the Miami Dolphins Foundation, committed to spend $1 million directly on local minority-owned restaurants before June 1. Today the Dolphins announce the $1 million goal has been surpassed.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) February 19, 2021
The program, which was initially announced last summer among the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, also distributes at least 1,000 meals daily during the week out of Hard Rock Stadium thanks to a partnership with Centerplate, the team’s food, beverage and retail partner. And the objectives of The Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program are nearing another major achievement as well.
Team owner Stephen Ross and The Miami Dolphins Foundation initially committed to invest $2 million into the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program, but left the door open for an additional $1 million by matching “all dollars raised by the South Florida community and Miami Dolphins fans worldwide for a potential $4 million total impact.”
As of now, The Miami Dolphins Food Relief Program donation page currently reads that an additional $871,501 has been raised by fans and the South Florida community — meaning that the team is almost certain to reach the stated goal goal of an additional $1M raised towards the initiative before the summer and, ergo, an additional $1M towards the project from Ross and The Miami Dolphins Foundation.