Summer Drive Through Food Distributions sponsored by WPTV and The Urban League of Palm Beach County
The Urban League of Palm Beach County is partnering with WPTV, Scripps Howard Foundation, Publix Super Market, Florida Crystals Corporation, The Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach and AmeriHealth Caritas Florida, to host a three city Summer Drive Through Food Distribution, in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Belle Glade communities.
As the demand for food continues to skyrocket due to the lingering effects of COVID, the new threat is inflation, which has increased the price of food, gas, rent, mortgages, taxes and so much more.
More importantly, food insecurity continues to be a mammoth problem for low to moderate families struggling with the high cost of goods and services. While many families receive food through local food banks, inflation has curbed their purchasing power.
Altogether the Palm Beach County food banks distribute more than a million-and-a-half pounds of food a month, which puts food on the table for 100,000 families, this still is not enough to meet the overwhelming food shortage throughout Palm Beach County.
Look at these devastating numbers:
- 15% of Palm Beach County residents are “food insecure.”
- Over 200,000 people, including 63,000 children, are unsure where their next meal is coming from….not so surprising when you consider that 57% of Palm Beach County students receive free or reduced-price breakfast & lunch during the school year.
- Although 170,000 families, each month, receive food stamps in our “wealthy” county, they usually run out of these vouchers after 2 weeks….. Plus, in the summer, kids no longer receive free breakfast and lunch so hunger remains a daily challenge for many children.
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