Palm Beach Harvest – Meeting the need to feed and the challenges of COVID-19 to our communities.
As a designated essential not for profit organization, Palm Beach Harvest continues to operate in Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Martin and St Lucie counties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a non-COVID-19 world, Palm Beach Harvest partners with local grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and farms. In order to meet the additional challenges of COVID-9, Palm Beach Harvest has partnered with Farm Share, Feeding America, and Feeding the Hungry, in order to continue to provide more than 85 nonprofit groups including senior centers, houses of worship, soup kitchens and homeless shelters with food for the hungry and food insecure.
New services to meet the COVID-19 challenge include providing nutritious meals to distribute to senior centers and lower income families as well as providing personal care and hygiene products.
Last year more than 3 million pounds of food was rescued from grocery stores and restaurants by Palm Beach Harvest and redistributed throughout South Florida. Palm Beach Harvest is he #1 contributor of food in Palm Beach County and the only organization to rescue food on a daily basis. Palm Beach Harvest rescues an average of 10,000 pounds of food a day fueled by as many as 150 volunteers
- 6% of the Palm Beach County population is food insecure, with 189,940 people not knowing from where hey will get their next meal.
- 3% of the Broward County population is food insecure, with 265,760 people not knowing form where they will get their next meal.
- 1% of Miami-Dade County population is food insecure, with 241,620 people not knowing where they will get their next meal.
- 14% of the Florida population is food insecure.
The link below will take you to the Palm Beach Harvest website where you can donate funds by credit/debit card and check. All donors will receive an IRS approved not for profit 501(c)3 contribution receipt. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.