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Summer Food Drive - Sponsored by Urban League of Palm Beach County and WPTV Channel 5

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Urban League of Palm Beach County partnered with WPTV Channel 5 and other non-profits to host a three city Summer Food Drive, in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Belle Glade communities, on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

This event was held to address the urgent demand families are having for food, which has skyrocketed due to the lingering effects of COVID-19 and record inflation.

The Summer Food Drive was a huge success and provided food items for more than 2,400 families experiencing food security issues. Food items included chicken, fish, rice, beans, sugar, and fresh & can vegetables along with fresh fruit.  

“We are so excited that our three city Summer food drive touched over 2,400 families, especially during these challenging times, said Patrick Franklin, President and CEO of Urban League of Palm Beach County. We were thrilled to partner with WPTV, Hubbard Radio, Cheney Brothers and our key non-profits, Guardian of the Glades and Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network, as we provided food for families struggling with food security issues. Most of all, a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who donated their resources and time, to make this event successful.”

A special thank you to our community partners, Scripps Howard Foundation, Publix Super Market, Florida Crystals Corporation, Baptist Health South Florida, Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach, AmeriHealth Caritas Florida, Compass Health, ITHINK Financial, Delray Police Department, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, WPTV Channel 5.

About Urban League of Palm Beach County:

The Urban League of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to empower communities and changes lives. Our vision is to be a catalyst for comprehensive family empowerment that will bring about meaningful progress where every family is equipped with the necessary knowledge to access opportunities to reach their full potential and enhance their quality-of-life. Our youth, education, housing, financial literacy, workforce development and health programs and services serve more than 18,000 people a year.