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The meat was destined for cruise ships. Because of coronavirus, it’s coming to the Keys



Cargill Protein donated 10,000 pounds of beef, pork and chicken to the Florida Keys for its various food banks to help people during the coronavirus pandemic.

The food is part of the company’s frozen supply that would go to cruise ships at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The cruise industry is under a 30-day suspension amid the COVID-19 crisis.


The shipment, which amounts to about $70,000 worth of meat, was organized by Islamorada resident and former Cargill employee Michale Rempe, and Mike Forster, owner of locally famous Mangrove Mike’s Cafe.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article241753291.html#storylink=cpy

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