Boca Helping Hands



Boca Helping Hands is a community-based nonprofit that provides food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency.


2022-2023 United Way Funded Programs

Boca Helping Hands’ Backpacks program provides food insecure students with non-perishable, easy-to-prepare meals to ensure they get enough to eat on weekends (when they can't depend on school meals). Each Friday during the school year, Boca Helping Hands sends children home with a box full of meals, snacks, and drinks that meet recommended dietary guidelines.


Boca Helping Hands awards scholarships for qualified candidates to attend accredited vocational training classes that prepare them for 11 career paths in the healthcare, information technology, transportation, and construction industries. Staff and volunteer mentors counsel the unemployed and underemployed in basic workplace skills and help them polish resumes and search for jobs.


The Boca Helping Hands Pantry Program provides pantry bags of groceries to Palm Beach County residents living at 130% or below of the federal poverty level. Bags are distributed by staff and volunteers at five locations in Palm Beach County.