In support of Hunger Action Month, The City of Boynton Beach has partnered with Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving South Florida, to host various initiatives city-wide, including a mobile food pantry on Saturday, Sept. 21. Boynton Beach city officials will distribute fresh produce and perishable food items, provided by Feeding South Florida, to those in need.
City officials and local dignitaries in attendance will include Mayor Steven Grant, City Commissioners Christina Romelus and Ty Penserga, City Manager Lori LaVerriere, Police Chief Michael Gregory, Fire Chief Glenn Joseph, The City of Boynton Beach Parks & Recreation Department and local first responders, among others.
Feeding South Florida serves Palm Beach County’s 189,000 food insecure individuals from its branch location, Feeding Palm Beach County (FPBC), located in Boynton Beach. During the month of September, with support from Palm Beach County, Rosemary Square is hosting a Food + Fund Drive where participating restaurants will donate $1 of sales from a top-selling menu item directly back to Feeding South Florida.
As part of its ongoing partnership with The City of Boynton Beach, city officials raised awareness for Hunger Action Month by ”going orange” at the office every Friday. The city is also hosting various food drives at Boynton police and fire stations all month long. Mayor Grant also presented Feeding South Florida with a proclamation on Sept. 5 and the entire commission and city staff wore orange ribbons. Additionally, the City of Boynton Beach is incorporating the “FSF Extra Helpings” Program into their current Boynton Green Business initiative, a program that allows local restaurants to donate unused prepared food to a local food bank for distribution.
Every day, over 700,000 food insecure individuals throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties question from where they will get their next meal. Hunger Action Month, Feeding America’s nationwide initiative, is when the community comes together to help raise awareness about this critical issue. It’s a month to spread the word and take action, dedicating ourselves to a solution.