A food drive conducted by employees of the Constitutional Tax Collector’s Office in early November ultimately helped feed more than 300 homeless Palm Beach County school children during the recent holiday break.
Agency employees donated nutritious, non-perishable food items including fruit cups, granola bars and juice boxes. They carefully packed the items into food kits containing enough food for two meals. Living Hungry, a local non-profit supported by agency employees, distributed the meal kits to help ease food insecurity experienced by homeless children during extended school breaks.
“When you see a mountain of food to feed these kids over the holiday breaks, it’s just incredible,” said Living Hungry founder Maura Plante who thanked agency employees for their generous support. The in-kind donation of 302 food kits totaled $2,082.
“Whenever our employees see a need in the community, they always step up to help,” said Constitutional Tax Collector Anne Gannon. “I would like to thank our employees for making these meal kits possible. Their generosity continues to make a positive impact, especially in the lives of Palm Beach County children.”
Please visit our YouTube channel to view a video of the food drive.
To learn more about the agency’s employee-funded giving program and community support, please visit www.pbctax.com/community.
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