MCI Food Co-op
Key Biscayne resident Pat Molinari merged her experience and knowledge as a caterer with her interest in helping the larger community to create the Liberty City Food Co-op, which provides more than 100 Liberty City residents with fresh and healthy produce twice a month via a pop up “farmers market” where residents are able to pick up their produce for the next two weeks.
MCI Food Co-op is part of the Sister City Initiative. In 2013, building upon Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press’ decade long service to Liberty City, the Village of Key Biscayne, Miami Children’s Initiative, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Himan Brown Charitable Trust, and Chief Press Foundation partnered to create the Sister City Initiative. The objective is to join the Village of Key Biscayne and neighboring Liberty City to provide better outcomes for the children and families of Liberty City while providing opportunities for residents of each community to grow, learn, and care about each other.
The Sister City Initiative’s objective is two-fold: 1) to provide better outcomes for children in underserved communities; and, 2) to provide opportunities for neighbors of different socio-economic levels to learn and care about each other.