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Palm Beach Civic Association helps neighbors

In the midst of a challenging time for many, neighbors in Palm Beach County are feeling the effects of incredible generosity.

In response to the effects of the pandemic on the community, Palm Beach Civic Association has stepped up its mission to help those in the community who experience food insecurity. Ten months ago, the association launched the Save Our Produce initiative to partner local farmers with the Palm Beach County Food Bank that resulted in 18,000 boxes of fresh vegetables and fruit. Since launching, the association has raised more than $400,000 toward the initiative.

The initiative was a response to the statistic that one in five children in the county goes to bed hungry. In fact, the association points out that “before the pandemic, 200,000 residents of our county did not know where they would find their next meal.” The number has tripled during the pandemic, prompting the food bank to move to a larger facility in Lake Worth in March to accommodate the need.

This year, the association created a Critical Needs Initiative Committee to address greater community issues. Committed to the partnership between farmers and the food bank, the committee recently established the Nourish Our Neighbors in Need initiative.

โ€œThe demand has never been greater in Palm Beach County,” said association president Mary Robosson in a release. “When you look at the need, the critical needs of others, now is the time that we must help one another, and those in the greatest need.โ€

Learn more about Nourish Our Neighbors in Need by calling 561-745-4002 or clicking here.

Pictured: Michael Pucillo (Vice Chair of the Palm Beach Civic Association and Critical Needs Initiative Co-Chair), Mary Robosson (Palm Beach Civic Association President), Jamie Kendall (CEO for the Palm Beach County Food Bank), Debbie Pucillo (Palm Beach County Food Bank Board Member), Michael Picotte (Palm Beach Civic Association Director and Critical Needs Initiative Co-Chair); photo by CAPEHART

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