The West Palm Beach Rotary Club Charity Fund and Palm Beach County Food Bank recently held the 6th Annual Event to Feed Hungry Children and Families in Palm Beach County. Over 500 volunteers worked together over two shifts to pack over 140,000 meals.
Marina Ramirez, Rotarian and President of Assisting Hands® Palm Beach, was a volunteer at the event and commented:
“Although Palm Beach is a very rich county, it has one of the wealthiest zip codes in the US, many people suffer from food insecurity and don’t know where the next meal will come from. This event, helps alleviate that need in our community.”
Facts about Hunger in Palm Beach County, FL:
- 60% PBC public school children qualify for free or reduced lunches
- 157,000+ PBC residents depend on federal food assistance for daily sustenance