How to Help Those in Need During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Farm to Family program helps neediest children

Today, Fresh RX Kids and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County have started Farm to Family, a program to connect local farms and the neediest children here. 

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the first distribution of fresh produce will happen at Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Clubs, 221 W. 13th St., Riviera Beach. This is to help counteract the cancellation of school and – because of that – school meals. 

Donations are sought to help this program continue. A $30 donation will pay for one box and delivery to local families and their kids, so they have fresh food. Three other distribution locations will be added on March 27. Those who have partnered with this effort include: Lox Farms, Florida Crystals, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Living Hungry, Aioli, Gratitude Gardens, Kai Kai Farms, Holman’s Harvest, The Garden Network and Ray’s Heritage. A GoFundMe page for donations can be found here: https://www.bgcpbc.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=194

Boca Helping Hands needs food from restaurants, groceries

A community-based non-profit, Boca Helping Hands usually receives food for its 70,000 pantry bags from surplus amounts at grocery stores and restaurants. With that pipeline drying up, the organization is asking for food donations. Greg Hazle, executive director, said they would welcome any extra food from home or local restaurants with dining hours being cut back.

For more information on how to donate, go here: https://www.bocahelpinghands.org/Covid-19

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