THE IN-CROWD helps connect willing volunteers to local Food Banks, Pantries, Distribution Centers and Community Gardens in order to help acquire and distribute to the underserved.
Living Hungry is a dynamic organization fills small niches in a huge way. One particular focus is helping to feed every homeless child in Palm Beach County. Living Hungry believes that every child has potential and is worth nourishing. Learn how Living Hungry meets the challenge and more about their successful programs that you can be proud to be a part of.
Every day the Palm Beach County Food Bank relies on amazing volunteers to help with important tasks such as sorting and packing food donations, preparing backpacks for childhood hunger relief programs, administrative work and more.
Every week Palm Beach County Food Bank volunteers pack over 3,500 meal kits (backpacks) for children and families which are then distributed directly to their partner agencies, schools, food pantries, churches, soup kitchens and shelters.
During the 2020 to 2022 fiscal year, the Palm Beach County Food Bank distributed more than 17 million pounds of food worth approximately $30 million dollars, reaching 200,000 hungry residents in need.
The Palm Beach County Food Bank has various volunteer opportunities for individuals, individuals needing to attend court ordered community service, student community service as well as opportunities for groups.
You may also volunteer for any of the Palm Beach County Food Bank’s 200 local food pantry partners.
If you are interested in volunteering at a local food bank’s Food Distribution Center in your neighborhood, click here to open comprehensive list.
Contact the Palm Beach County Food Bank today!
Jennifer Chiarenza, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (561) 670-2518 Ext. 302 or (561) 301-3688
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website: Palm Beach County Food Bank
Local Food Pantry List: Click HERE
Florida Food Banks seeks volunteers to donate their time to help acquire and distribute the over fifteen million pounds of nutritious fools that they provide to over 100 Palm Beach County facilities where impoverished adults and children seek food and shelter. Additionally, Florida Food Banks sponsor home and local gardens that produce additional healthy nourishment for families to provide tasty wholesome food for themselves.
COMPASSION INTEGRATED OUTREACH SERVICES, INC.
Compassion Integrated Outreach Services, Inc. was created to bring awareness to family related issues. It is dedicated to bringing awareness through educational enhancement, encouraging community involvement and charitable support.
Darlene Cruz, Compassion Integrated Outreach Services, Inc.
Phone: (561) 460-9840
Facebook: Compassion Integrated Outreach Services, Inc.
Website: Compassion Integrated Outreach Services, Inc.
COMMUNITY VEGETABLE GARDENS
There’s a communal garden near you. You can participate in many ways. Here is a link to a list with details and contact info for a garden in your vicinity:
PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS
🌱 El Sol’s Sunshine Organic Community Garden has 20 (8′ x 12′) plots located on the north lawn of the El Sol property. Rental fees are $10–$30 per year.
🌱 Abacoa Community Garden has 28 plots (individual and communal, with excess donated to charity). Rental fees are $65 per year. The Abacoa Community Garden is located in Abacoa between Allegro and Renewal Church (west side of Central Boulevard).
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PALM BEACH GARDENS
🌱 Community Garden at the Borland Center offers communal gardening with produce sold at local farmer’s markets to help the poor. Located in the west field of the Borland Center at the Palm Beach Community Church.
Lynnette, Garden Coordinator
Phone: (561) 346-5567
Location: 4901 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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🌱 Seeds of Hope Community Garden offers communal gardening at a $4-$20 monthly rental fee. Located 1 block south of Park Avenue, a few blocks east of Dixie Highway.
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🌱 The Village Greens Community Garden offers communal raised bed gardening located in the field east of Mark Plating.
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🌱 Cason Community Garden at Cason United Methodist Church has 33 plots for $50-$75 per year plot rental fee. Members are asked to donate at least 10% of their produce to Delray’s Caring Kitchen. 342 North Swinton Avenue; Delray Beach, FL 33444. Contact Candy Evens via firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Robbins via email. Facebook Local Harvest
Candy Evans, Garden Coordinator
Lori Robbins, Garden Coordinator
Location: 342 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Website: Cason Community Garden Local Harvest
Facebook: Cason Community Garden
🌱 Swinton Community Garden offers 30 plots for a $35 per year rental fee, as well as communal gardens for a local soup kitchen. Located just north of the intersection of Atlantic & Swinton Avenues.
Michiko, Garden Coordinator
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🌱 Pearl City Community Garden offers 10 plots to the public. It’s located on 11th Street between Dixie & Federal Highways, across the street from the Macedonia Africa Methodist Church. Located approximately at 113 NE 11th Street; Boca Raton, FL 33432. Members are asked to donate some of their produce to Boca Raton Helping Hands or someone in need. Contact Elisabeth Hoffman at 561.395.8566.
Elisabeth Hoffman, Garden Coordinator
Phone: (561) 395-8566
Location: approximately at 113 NE 11th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432
🌱 Junior League of Boca Raton Community Garden offers 97 plots at $50–100 per year plot rental fee. Gardeners donate at least 10% of what they grow to Boca Raton Helping Hands.
The Office of Community Revitalization works in many areas to fill unfilled needs in Palm Beach County’s underserved neighborhoods. There are plenty of on site and “from your home” volunteer opportunities. One example is the Transportation of food and supplies from donor sources to local distribution points. One important example is their partnership with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office which provides 10 cars and drivers to distribute food packets to schools throughout the county in support of Going Hungry’s mission of helping to feed all homeless children in PBC. This marriage of county government and Non Governmental Organizations along with businesses exemplifies how cooperative sharing of resources fulfills an otherwise unsolvable problem.
Houston Tate, Director
Phone: (772) 882-8555
Website: Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization