More than 226,280 residents in Palm Beach County struggle with hunger, a 35% increase since 2018. 70,200 of these residents are children who do not have enough to eat on a daily basis.
*Food Insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
How We Help:
- We are improving the access of food to families who are food insecure by partnering with nonprofit organizations like Boca Helping Hands, whose mission is to address the issue of hunger and to break the cycle of dependency.
- Through these targeted initiatives, it is our goal to improve food security in our community by improving food availability, access and use.
- Our Nutrition/Education program is designed to educate our community regarding their healthy, affordable food choices while living on a limited budget.
- We have developed and implemented an after school snack program with the goal of improving students grades by providing a healthy snack during a critical time of day.
- We continue to develop programs to assist our non-profit community partners affected by the growing problem of food insecurity.
The Junior League of Boca Raton holds various food drives throughout the year to benefit Boca Helping Hands (BHH), Cross Ministry and Farmworkers Coordinating Council of Palm Beach and the Youth Activity Center.