I volunteer weekly at a different organization to have a true pulse on the community and the issues we face. Feeding South Florida, i.e. Feeding Palm Beach County, is South Florida’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. They serve 25% of the state’s food insecure population.
According to their website: “Feeding South Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. This is done through innovative direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies. Feeding South Florida distributed nearly 62 million pounds (51.5 million meals) of food last fiscal year. Over 706,000 individuals were recipients. 236,000 of those people are children and 100,000 are older adults.”
On days like these, I inspect and sort food, then create boxed pallets ready to ship out to those in need. This was Valentine’s Day at Feeding Palm Beach County and truly what better way to show love than through food? The vision of ‘A hunger-free South Florida’, is motivating. Seeing families transition from dependency to self‑sufficiency, is one that can only be achieved through community outreach and support. Doing my part to see people in need have better access to the most simple of life’s necessities is what this is all about.