Food on the Way
The Pantry of Broward plans a mass distribution of food for seniors in need
The Pantry of Broward, which has served the area’s financially challenged seniors since 2008, will distribute upward of 10,000 pounds of food on Monday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The nonprofit plans to provide its 500-plus monthly client households with a 55-pound box of fresh fruit, vegetables, breads and other food essentials—enough to prepare an estimated 46 meals. Instead of having clients drive to its delivery center, The Pantry is offering homebound service to comply with Broward County’s stay-in-place recommendation.
For the general public, those healthy enough to drive to the distribution center at 610 NW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, free food will be available via The Pantry’s drive-thru grocery operation.
“Food is available, but we need to make sure it reaches the most vulnerable population,” says Maureen Luna, CEO for The Pantry of Broward. “We do not have a food shortage; but we do have distribution challenges. With the help of our partners, we are able to make sure Broward County residents who need food most receive these goods as quickly as possible.”
Those partnerships include Feeding South Florida, United Way’s Project Lifeline, JM Family Foundation, FLIPANY & Hands on Broward.
The next distribution date is Friday, April 3.