It’s hard to understand, and impossible to accept, that hunger is such a pressing issue in one of the nation’s wealthiest and most agriculturally rich counties. Palm Beach County has the highest rate of food insecurity than any other county in South Florida. Why do we have upwards of 200,000 residents, 64,000 of whom are children, who don’t have enough to eat on a daily basis? And more importantly, what can we do, as a community, to change this?
To answer these questions United Way of Palm Beach County and the administrative leadership at Palm Beach County partnered to develop and implement the Hunger Relief Plan.
While the creation of the Plan was led by United Way and the County, it’s a major collaboration involving over 60 agencies in our community.
No one organization alone can do it, it has to be all of us, working together towards the greater good of this community – for the children who only eat because of free school meals, for the seniors who are forced to choose between groceries and medication, for the parents who work two jobs and still cannot afford to feed their families. Together, we can fight hunger!
You can sign up for updates or a committee!
|Senior Hunger Relief Workgroup||June 29||1:30pm-3:00pm||477 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 230, WPB|
|Childhood Hunger Workgroup||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Infrastructure Workgroup||June 29||3:30pm-5:00pm||477 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 230, WPB|
|Glades Hunger Relief Workgroup||June 14||2:00pm to 3:30pm||Town of Loxahatchee Grove|