Nearly 200,000 Palm Beach
County residents live in poverty
That equates to one in seven Palm Beach County residents, living among us in poverty. To put this in better perspective, twice the population of Boca Raton Florida exists in Palm Beach County living on less than $24,980. One of the most harsh effects of poverty is a feeling of ill being.
How do you tackle this ill being crisis?
Our programs have the goal of supplying for the immediate need and long term meaningful change. We found that these two corresponding goals have a way of increasing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of community members.
Our Model Sits on Three Values
We are a revolving door of support. Last year someone might have needed some financial assistance but this year they are on their feet and they can take their free time to volunteer. Perhaps our teachers and mentors of yesterday now need support. We are family and will be here today and tomorrow.
Food is our essence:
we know it is the foundation.
You have to eat three times a day to create a foundation for your health. This immediate need can prevent buying behaviors that lead to long term stability. Our Service Center provides this basic need. Therefore people are able to break the cycle and create a firm foundation.
We are working within the world we were given. We all share a passion to change that world. Perhaps this change comes through a new business created, through volunteering within our community, or through advocating to get voices heard. We know how inequality hurts and are united in creation of a healthier and more prosperous community.