Palm Beach County Food Bank Hosts Back-to-School Protein Food Drive
The collections will be held through Aug. 5 at various locations
The Palm Beach County Food Bank (PBCFB) is hosting its back-to-school food drive through Friday. Participants can drop donations at the Food Bank’s Lake Worth Beach warehouse at 701 Boutwell Road, Suite A-2, as well as other participating locations.
“Protein-rich food is critical for child development and their mental and physical well-being,” Jamie Kendall says, the CEO of PBCFB. “It’s estimated that one-in-seven U.S. students do not receive sufficient protein in their everyday diet. It’s our job to set them up for success by providing them with the nutrients that are key to their growth, concentration, immunity and more.”
The PBCFB says the most wanted items are beans, fish, chicken, beef, peanut butter, vegetables and fruit. It is requested that items are shelf-stable and don’t contain glass packaging at the following locations:
- Palm Beach County Food Bank – 701 Boutwell Road, #A2, Lake Worth Beach
- Acreage Branch Library – 15801 Orange Blvd, Loxahatchee
- Gardens Branch Library – 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
- Glades Road Branch Library – 20701 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton
- Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library – 14350 Hagen Ranch Road Delray Beach
- Lantana Road Branch Library – 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth
- Main Library – 3650 Summit Road, West Palm Beach
- Wellington Branch Library – 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington
- West Boca Branch Library – 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton
- West Boynton Branch Library – 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach
- Royal Palm Brewing Company – 543 N. State Road 7, Suite 103, Royal Palm Beach
- Hawthorne Suites – 301 Lamberton Drive, West Palm Beach
- Keiser University – 2600 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach
- First Horizon – 605 N Olive Ave, West Palm Beach
- First Horizon – 2000 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
- First Horizon – 1315 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter
- First Horizon – 180 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach
- First Horizon – 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach County Food Bank procures food from grocery stores, farmers, food distributors, wholesalers and other sources for almost 200 local community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens and residential housing programs. Palm Beach County Food Bank programs reach families, children and seniors to connect those in need to available benefits and resources. Partner agencies distribute the products received, including culturally appropriate food and necessities like paper towels and diapers. This process ensures families have access to food when they need it most.
As part of its focus on ending childhood hunger, the PBCFB operates its Food 4 Kids programming in Palm Beach County Schools. Palm Beach County serves the 10th largest school district in the U.S., with more than 60 percent of school-age children eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The Food 4 Kids program is designed to help these students and their families fill nutritional gaps when they leave the classroom for the weekend or school vacations.
To learn more about the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s One Can, Two Can. Who Can? You Can!” back-to-school food drive, or for general information about food bank services, visit www.pbcfoodbank.org.