PALM BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach-based foundation Art Works 4 Food, which is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to feed homeless and hungry school children in Palm Beach County, has donated 10 freezers to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, a non-profit organization focused on creating strategic food source alliances to increase the amount of food provided to the 120+ organizations that are on the front lines of feeding the hungry. With hunger levels in Palm Beach County at record-levels, the donation comes at an exceptionally crucial time for the community. According to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, the county needs at least 40 million pounds annually to serve those in need and only 15 percent of that need is being met. The freezers will be donated to community organizations feeding the hungry such as churches, food pantries and soup kitchens.
“The freezers will allow 10 organizations in Palm Beach County to increase their capacity to serve those in need and offer a more comprehensive selection beyond non-perishable foods,” said Perry Borman, executive director of the Palm Beach County Food Bank. “Hunger is an epidemic in Palm Beach County and we are extremely thankful for this donation, which allows us to better meet the growing demand for food in this community.” “Hunger is a serious issue and we wanted to fulfill a need that would make an impact in our community with items that can be used year-round to store foods,” said Roz Gatewood, executive director of Art Works 4 Food. “The donation is especially timely with the approaching holiday season, where a significant amount of donated food often goes to waste.”