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Hunger Relief

hunger relief fund

please help us meet a new matching gift of up to $50,000!

The Town of Palm Beach United Way is honored to announce a new dollar-for-dollar matching gift up to $50,000 from
Sandy and George Garfunkel.
 
We have already matched generous gifts from the following contributors:
Members of the Palm Beach Country Club  |  $100,000  | 
MATCHED
Gail and Alfred Engelberg  |  $50,000  |  MATCHED
Christina Dennis  |  $75,000  |  MATCHED
 
The Hunger Relief Fund is raising money to help Palm Beach County residents struggling to put food on the table due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With the number of food insecure residents increasing daily, the Hunger Relief Fund will be distributed to Palm Beach County nonprofits to help meet increasing demand for food assistance. 
 
Give now and double the impact you can make on fighting food insecurity in Palm Beach County.
All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

how to donate

By Phone
561-655-1919

By Check
Make check payable to Town of Palm Beach United Way with "Hunger Relief" in the memo. Mail to:
44 Cocoanut Row, Suite M201  |  Palm Beach, FL  |  33480

Donations are tax deductible and 100% will go directly to local organizations distributing food to families in need.

fund distributions

To date, the Town of Palm Beach United Way has distributed a total of $88,750 to seven local organizations.

american association of caregiving youth - $6,000
buccan provisions - $4,000
families first - $6,000
Feed the hungry pantry - $40,000
healthy mothers, healthy babies - $7,500
palm beach county food bank - $17,000
urban league - $8,250

in the news

January 20, 2021
Allocations chairman brings $75K matching hunger fund gift to Palm Beach United Way's table

January 7, 2021

 

Before the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 200,000 residents in Palm Beach County were considered food insecure, meaning they lack access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food. More than 52,000 children went to bed hungry each night. Those numbers have increased now as COVID-19 and its impact on the economy continue to devastate thousands of local families. The pandemic has caused demand to increase by an average of 60 percent at food banks across the country, according to Feeding America.