Food Insecurity In South Florida: What Feeding South Florida Wants Residents of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties To Know
How South Florida Residents Can Do Their Part To Help Feeding South Florida End Hunger in Palm Beach County
Many people in South Florida are experiencing hunger. This can cause issues that reach far beyond not having enough food on the dinner table. Children who experience hunger may struggle to concentrate in school, and both adults and children who experience hunger may suffer from nutritional deficiencies and other health-related issues such as anxiety, diabetes, and more.
People who experience hunger are often impacted by poverty in other ways - such as not having access to healthcare or living with unemployment. Feeding South Florida works to help residents of Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Monroe County get the help they need to thrive.
People experiencing food insecurity may:
● Be unsure of how they're going to get their next meal
● Lack access to produce and other healthy foods
● Have to choose between paying rent and providing food for themselves and their families
● Lack the transportation necessary to get to areas in which healthy foods are sold
Food insecurity can have long-lasting effects. Thankfully, Feeding South Florida is helping families in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties get access to the food and social programs they need to live, learn and play.
In Palm Beach County, at least 16% of the population lives with food insecurity. In Broward County, 14% of residents aren't sure where their next meal is coming from.
While providing meals on a day-to-day basis can solve immediate crisis situations, it's important that more work be done to help food-insecure families develop long-term, sustainable solutions. Feeding South Florida and Feeding Palm Beach County offer families resources to help with employment, healthcare, benefits access, and more. Feeding South Florida understands that hunger is not an individual problem - it's a community problem that needs to be solved by both organizations and private citizens coming together to help those in need.
If you're experiencing food insecurity, Feeding South Florida and Feeding Palm Beach County can help! Please reach out and learn more about the services that may be available to you and your family. Area residents can make an appointment by calling
Feeding Palm Beach County (located at 4925 Park Ridge Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL) at 561.659.5070 or by calling the Broward Main Warehouse location (located at 2501 SW 32 Terrace, Pembroke Park, FL) at 954.518.1857.