PBCCAN is proud to announce its latest project – Be Kind! We are partnering with Restoration Bridge International in the hopes of donating 800 bags this holiday season. 1 bag equals 1 hour of community service, so this is a perfect opportunity to both rack up hours and help others in the community! Guidelines and directions are listed in the flyer above – remember, be kind this holiday season!
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, together we collected 427 bags = 6405 pounds. This is over 3 tons of food that we dropped off at the clubhouse in Martinique!
The total for the entire project when all areas collecting were totaled came to 18,300 pounds = over 9 tons of food. This is quite an accomplishment!
On that note, what we need to remember is that CROS Ministries (Christians Reaching Out To Society) distributes around 120,000 pounds of food every month to the 6 established CROS pantries in Palm Beach County. You can see that what we are collecting is but a small part of what its needed. Note: CROS gets food from other organizations as well. Pantries are still running out of food and having to turn away those in need of food. We are making a difference, but we need to expand our efforts. It is reported that over 230,000 people in PBC go hungry every day and of that number 30,000 are children and 40,000 are seniors.
View our latest video showing testimonials from people from “all walks of life” that have benefited from these pantries.