Businesses, Organizations Unite To Donate Enough Food To Feed More Than 600 Families
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Pantry of Broward Media Advisory Verbatim) — Over the past two weeks, The Pantry of Broward received over 15,000 pounds of donated food from over forty companies, organizations, schools and neighborhood communities across Broward County. Items ranging from frozen turkeys and canned hams to canned vegetables and mashed potatoes poured into the warehouse all in support to end hunger and feed over six hundred families, seniors and grandparents raising grandchildren, this Thanksgiving holiday.
Realizing the gravity of the pandemic, Broward County stepped up in a massive way and The Pantry of Broward received donations from all demographics across all age groups. Schools like St Mark’s Episcopal School, St. Gregory The Great Catholic School and ASM Music Schools donated a combined 5,000+ pounds of food and over $2,200 in gift cards. Companies like Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Bank of America, and Plantation General Hospital all generously took part by donating over 200 frozen turkeys, monetarial donations, non-perishable food and gift cards. Small businesses and organizations like the Jr League of Fort Lauderdale, Broward Art Guild, Broward Emergency Nurses Association, BNI, Best Roofing, Blue Jean Blues, City of Coconut Creek, Fishtails, Goldstein Law Group, Morguard, Regus Plantation South and so many more played a huge role in ensuring a healthy Thanksgiving meal to the most vulnerable populations of Broward County.
“At a time when so many are struggling, we are beyond grateful to see the outpouring of support from this Community to our Seniors here in Broward County. The work we do here would not be possible without their generosity of time, resources and treasure.”“ said Maureen Luna of The Pantry of Broward.
Food drives produce almost 80% of the canned and non-perishable goods annually and are a vital source to The Pantry of Broward. Uniting with the community at large is necessary now more than ever and is providing much needed sources of assistance for the increased requests.
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