Palm Beach’s seasonal residents have begun to pack and go north. But the contents of their pantries will be heading west – to Pahokee, Belle Glade and South Bay, some of the most impoverished towns in Florida.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Town of Palm Beach United Way has partnered with the Palm Beach Daily News and Palm Beach Fire Rescue in the “Empty Your Pantry” food drive.
Holiday donations at area food banks have dwindled, yet the hunger problem hasn’t gone away. Through April 25, donors can drop off non-perishable food items (as well as gift cards to Publix or other grocery store) at these locations:
- Palm Beach Daily News, 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100
- Town of Palm Beach United Way, 44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201
- Palm Beach Fire Rescue, 300 North County Road; 355 South County Road; or 2185 South Ocean Boulevard
Checks made payable to the Town of Palm Beach United Way can be mailed to 44 Cocoanut Row, M 201, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Please put Food Drive in the memo line.
Donations will be distributed to C.R.O.S. Ministries Food Pantries and The Glades Initiative’s Glades Area Food Bank. Contact Gaye Hoxie, food drive coordinator, at 561-820-3800 with questions.