COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Fund for Palm Beach County

Posted March 16, 2020

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Help Us Continue Serving Our Neighbors with Basic Needs.

United Way of Palm Beach County is connecting with partners across our county to organize solutions for our neighbors experiencing hunger, loss of income, and other needs due to COVID-19. Donations to our COVID-19 Response Fund will go to local nonprofits to meet emerging needs of our community.

Through our community’s generosity, we are proud to support the efforts of 85 agencies that are working to help our neighbors in need. See the impact of United Way’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

United Way of Palm Beach County is the official Palm Beach County partner collecting financial donations for impacted communities.

Be A Champion for our community! Donate online or text GivePBC to 41444.

Thank you our Community Champions!

Over 50 Corporate and Community Partners donated generously to support our COVID-19 Response Fund!



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COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grant

United Way and many other funders in Palm Beach County have joined together to establish a coordinated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Recovery application process. This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County and Martin County whose staff, services and clients have been impacted by this disaster. Funding priorities include emergency food, shelter, access to healthcare and other basic needs.


Coronavirus Resources

Palm Beach County Food Finder Map: This map was created by United Way of Palm Beach County’s Hunger Relief team to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them in a quick and accessible way. Several community partners collaborated to create this resource, including Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, FLIPANY, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Living Hungry, and Hospitality Helpings Hands. United Way of Palm Beach County will update this resource weekly. If you would like to include your organization’s resources on the map, please fill out this Food Finder Interest Form.

  • Meals for Children 18 and Under – These sites offer meals for children ages 18 and under.
  • Food Pantries – These sites offer groceries such as canned goods, produce, and protein products.
  • Soup Kitchens – These sites offer hot meals for individuals to take with them.
  • Family Take Out Meals – These sites offer drive through hot meals for everyone in the car.
  • Affordable Produce – These sites offer affordable produce boxes.

211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast: 211 has activated its disaster website to provide current information on COVID-19. If you are need of assistance during this time, we encourage you to contact 2-1-1 by visiting their website, dialing 2-1-1, or texting your zip code to 898211.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC is providing guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak. It will be updated as additional information becomes available. Visit its website to access these updates and resources.


Media Coverage

CBS12: United Way of PBC’s President & CEO Laurie George Shares Update on United Way’s COVID-19 Response

CBS 12: United Way of Palm Beach County creates interactive food finder map

Around Wellington: Wellington, United Way, and U.S. Sugar Partner to Provide Snacks and Fresh Corn on Monday, April 27th

Business Insider: NextEra Energy family of companies reaches $4 million in COVID-19 emergency assistance for most vulnerable communities

Palms West Monthly: United Way of PB County raises $150,000 for Covid-19 Response Fund

WPBF: A Day of Giving: Supporting the COVID-19 Response Fund for Palm Beach County

Business Insider: Fluent, Inc. Announces Donation of $100,000 to Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Boca Raton Tribune: Requests for Help Surge from Palm Beach County Residents. United Way and Partners Stand Ready to Meet Basic Needs


Press Releases

May 13, 2020 | United Way Launches Food Finder Map

April 27, 2020 | Jim Robo and Meredith Trim donate $700,000 to Three Nonprofits Focused on Alleviating Hunger in Palm Beach County

March 25, 2020 | Requests for Help Surge from Palm Beach County Residents. United Way and Partners Stand Ready to Meet Basic Needs.

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