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Feeding South Florida® to Host Grand Opening Harvest Celebration for New Branch Location, Feeding Palm Beach County®, on Oct. 21

By October 13, 2016 No Comments

Invitation-Only Event Sponsored by Events on the Loose, E. & J. Gallo Winery, and Texas Roadhouse

Who/What:

Feeding South Florida®, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the South Florida region, will host the much anticipated, invitation-only Grand Opening Harvest Celebration of its new branch location, Feeding Palm Beach County®. Attendees will tour the Feeding Palm Beach County facility, learn about plans for the new branch location, and meet Feeding South Florida team members, as well as the organization’s donors, volunteers, and community supporters. Light bites and drinks will be served. The event is sponsored by Events on the Loose (eventsontheloose.com), E. & J. Gallo Winery (gallo.com), and Texas Roadhouse (texasroadhouse.com).

When:

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016; 6–8 p.m.

Where:

Feeding Palm Beach County Facility

4925 Park Ridge Blvd., Boynton Beach, 33426

Background:

In response to the growing needs of the Palm Beach County community and its increased efforts to end hunger throughout South Florida, Feeding South Florida is opening its new Palm Beach County branch, Feeding Palm Beach County. The branch is based in a 25,644-sq.-ft. facility, conveniently located off I-95 and Gateway Boulevard with an additional two acres of land to allow for future expansion.

For the past 25 years, Feeding South Florida occupied the former Cheney Brothers, Inc. facility in West Palm Beach. However, in nearly doubling its output of food to Palm Beach County from 5 million meals (6 million pounds) in 2012 to more than 9.1 million meals (11 million pounds) in 2015, the organization needed a space that could handle the increased volume of food and grocery products. It also required a space for a resource center and innovative programming for Feeding Palm Beach County’s more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies and those they serve: 199,460 individuals, including 60,340 children.

In addition, Feeding Palm Beach County will provide volunteer opportunities; a Community Kitchen™; innovative programming including a client choice pantry, nutrition education, financial literacy, and family dining; benefits assistance (SNAP, TANF, Florida KidCare), computer skills training. And much more.

About Feeding South Florida®

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education. Feeding South Florida® is the sole Feeding America® food bank in South Florida, and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in the region, serving 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population. Through a local network of more than 400 nonprofit partner agencies, Feeding South Florida rescues 44 million pounds of food annually, serving 784,110 individuals in need of food assistance, 264,280 of whom are children, and 130,000 are older adults, throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. For more information, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call 954.518.1818.

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