Although the event couldn't be held inside this year, Boca Raton's Helping Hands with help from Town Center at Boca Raton still held their 5th annual "Give Back" Christmas Day feast.
Because of the economic impact of the coronavirus, a lot of families in our community are struggling to put food on the table. Luckily, food distribution efforts continue to sweep across Palm Beach County.
The $500,000 project will result in new warehouse space that will roughly double BHH's overall food storage footprint and triple its cold storage capacity.
Boca Helping Hands has partnered with six public schools to provide food-insecure elementary students with weekend meals for the remainder of the school year.
Across Palm Beach County, deadlines are approaching to use CARES Act funds set aside to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Boca Helping Hands is working to complete an extensive structural, mechanical and electrical project that will transform the former Warehouse Pub across from its main campus into the additional storage space needed to keep expanding community access to nutritious food.
It’s Giving Tuesday today, which means it’s a unified request from all non-profits for money to help those who need it most. This year, that number includes a lot more people than usual, including people you know.
“We are seeing a doubling in demand,” said Greg Hazle, executive director of Boca Helping Hands, a non-profit that monitors hunger, joblessness and the medical needs of the poor. “We’ve added 4,000 families during the pandemic, and we have an increase in applications for job training and help paying rent.”
Elementary school students in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach who are food insecure will receive weekend meals for the remainder of the year through a partnership with Boca Helping Hands, a community nonprofit that provides food, medical and financial assistance as well as education, job training and guidance.
Boca Helping Hands, the organization that provides on-site meals to the needy along with homebound foods for disadvantaged folks and families in Boca Raton and its environs, has added a new element to its mission.
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) has partnered with six public schools to provide food-insecure elementary students with weekend meals for the remainder of the school year.
Palm Beach Post writer Alexandra Clough interviews Executive Director Greg Hazle on how Boca Helping Hands is helping during the pandemic.