To do our part we manage a food pantry with more than 1,300 families on its roll, and we helped start the Palm Beach County Food Bank, which this past year distributed free more than 5.6 million pounds of corn, potatoes, meat, bread and other tasty, nutritious food to about 100 local soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries that in turn gave it away to more than 30,000 local families made up of more than 100,000 individuals in mostly minority and disadvantaged communities.
We have 3 primary programs:
1 – Every month we give out free food boxes to families from all across Palm Beach County of all races and all religions. Most recipients are single mothers raising three or more children. The next largest category is senior citizens, many of whom are raising grandchildren, who lost their parents to AIDs, prison or just abandonment.
2 – At Thanksgiving and Christmas we expand our food pantry program to include many small non-profit agencies and missions. We provide food baskets with chickens, hams and turkeys to about 3,000 families and provide toys to about 3,000 children.
3 – We administer a food cooperative that allows struggling families to pay a fraction of the cost to receive frozen meat and fresh vegetables and fruits. The menu changesmonthly.Recipients can buy as much as they can afford.
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