Miami Dolphins and Ambetter from Sunshine Health Tackle Food Insecurity to Serve 500 Meals to South Florida Families

The food relief event is part of an initiative to address the social determinants of health associated with food insecurity

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambetter from Sunshine Health in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins came together to address food insecurity in South Florida and distribute food to local families in need on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Volunteers from both organizations served over 500 meals from the Miami Dolphins Community Restaurant Program presented by Amazon and Drinksonme 305, to residents at Mount Pisgah Seventh Day Adventist Church in Miami Gardens. Residents also received a meal box that included a variety of fresh meat, produce and pantry staples.

"We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Ambetter and our shared commitment to impacting the South Florida community. Together we are supporting local families by easing their financial strain as we provide meals to residents in Miami Gardens," said Miami Dolphins Vice President of Community Affairs Kim Miller.

This food relief event is part of Ambetter from Sunshine Health's larger initiative to promote better health outcomes and reduce social determinants of health (SDOH), which are barriers that can impact a person's ability to engage in the healthcare support they need to live healthier lives. For example, food insecurity, homelessness, job loss, education, and social isolation.

"We know that food insecurity is associated with poor health outcomes, including higher odds of chronic disease and mental illness," said Nathan Landsbaum, CEO of Sunshine Health. "Ambetter is committed to combating these issues through community outreach and education to help Floridians get and stay healthy. We are grateful to the Miami Dolphins for teaming up with us to support the South Florida community."

Ambetter assists Florida communities with programs that reduce the impact of SDOH by partnering with more than 600 community groups that help support the social safety net.

Ambetter from Sunshine Health is a product offered by wholly owned subsidiaries of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) which provide insurance to under-insured and uninsured populations through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information on Ambetter from Sunshine Health, visit or call 1-877-687-1169 (Relay Florida 1-800-955-8770).

About Sunshine Health
Headquartered in Broward County and with offices across the state, Sunshine Health is among the largest healthcare plans in Florida. Offering coordinated care and a network of support for our members, Sunshine Health is transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. It offers government-sponsored managed care through Medicaid, Long Term Care, the Health Insurance Marketplace (Ambetter), and Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans (Wellcare). Its specialty plans include the Child Welfare Specialty Plan serving children in or adopted from the state's Child Welfare system; the Serious Mental Illness Specialty Plan for people living with serious mental illness; and the Children's Medical Services Health Plan, operated by Sunshine Health on behalf of the Florida Department of Health for children and adolescents with special healthcare needs. Sunshine Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare enterprise that is committed to helping people live healthier lives. 

For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SunHealthFL.

About the Miami Dolphins:
The Miami Dolphins, owned by Chairman of the Board & Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross, are the oldest major-league professional sports franchise in the state of Florida, having joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The organization has played in five Super Bowls, winning championships following the 1972 (VII) and 1973 (VIII) seasons. The franchise also has won five conference championships and 13 division championships. The Dolphins play home games at Hard Rock Stadium and train at the Baptist Health Training Complex in Miami Gardens. A steward of the South Florida community, the Dolphins have raised more than $64 million for cancer research through the Dolphins Challenge Cancer, impacted more than 60,000 youth players and coaches through the Junior Dolphins program and have improved relationships and fostered understanding of more than 100 organizations through the FOOTBALL UNITES™ program. For more information, visit

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