Hunger is Pervasive in PB County

  • COVID-19 has stolen tens of thousands of jobs and left families with no way to buy food.
  • Before the virus, close to 220,000 adults in Palm Beach County qualify as poor by federal guidelines.
  • About 200,000 Palm Beach County residents rely on food stamps for survival (a 300+% increase since 2008).
  • About 64% — 70,000+ — of Palm Beach County’s children rely on free or discount school breakfast and lunch.
  • The 211 Help Line has seen calls for food jump 30% over the past years.

We Don’t Turn Anyone Away

Most of our recipient families include a single mother with 3 or more children.

The next largest category is senior citizens, and many of them are raising abandoned grandchildren.