Miami is the first FoodSpark chapter outside of St. Louis, where it was founded by Civic Creatives in January 2014.  On September 13, 2015 'FoodSpark Miami' (FSM) launched in Downtown Miami at the DWNTWN Arts Fair during DWNTWN Art Days weekend, giving attendees a unique opportunity to bond and collaborate with other greater Miami residents over delicious food provided by local restaurants, and conversation around social issues.  Then in March 2016, FSM held an evening pop-up in the City of Hialeah at the historic Hialeah Market Station.  Our third gathering took place in early June 2016 at a small Liberty City neighborhood park as part of the local NeighborWorks America Week 2016.  To view picture albums from the different events we coordinated during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, please scroll down. For further details, check out each album on our Facebook page. 

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FSM has been made possible in part by the K880 Emerging City Champions fellowship, a program of 8 80 Cities with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as the 2015 Public Space Challenge, a program of The Miami Foundation with support from Baptist Health South Florida. We also want to give special thanks to our many FSM event partners, sponsors, & volunteers including:

Life Is Art, IncEngage MiamiLEAD Miami, Lisa-Renee FOTOEdible South FloridaEcoMarketStoreSound for VisualsElwoods Gastro PubEl Palacio de las SaltenasBunnie CakesWhat the Pop, Lemon City Tea Co., Ana Mantica, Sheryl Saturnino, Stephanie Antequera, Kate Brown, Travis Gardner, Brian Temmerman; #QuePasaHialeah, Emerge Miami, #ArtCentralMiami, Artist M. Vega, Artist Achilles Secret, Night SchoolRadical Partners, Urban Paradise Guild, The New Tropic, WhereBy.Us, Social Chats rep. Vice Queen Maria, City of HialeahJLPRPARK Project, Yelp Miami, Alameda Bakery, BreadMan Miami, La Fresa Francesa, Willy's Bakery, Quinoa Corner, 2 Girls and a Cupcake, Film And Fork; Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida79th Street Corridor Initiative, Lashaevia Burns, and Mike Wallace