The Palm Beach County March for Hunger fundraiser will be held this Saturday, September 15th from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Catherine Strong Splash Park in Delray Beach.
The fundraiser was organized by the HATT Foundation, to raise money and awareness for hungry children and families in the area. “The purpose of the campaign is to provide food to nourish the bodies, and books to feed the minds of at-risk families, children without parents, elders without government support, students without help and in need while educating others of the ongoing needs in the community,” according to the organization’s website. “We are also holding this event to raise awareness of the growing number of children, families, and elders in Palm Beach County, FL that are living with hunger.”
It’s hard to understand why one of the country’s wealthiest areas has so many hungry people and the highest rate of food insecurity than any other county in South Florida. According to the Palm Beach County United Way, 200,000 residents, 64,000 of whom are children, who don’t have enough to eat on a daily basis.
The HATT Foundation is working on changing that through their March for Hunger. So far they’ve raised more than $17,000 for the fundraiser and hope to raise $1 million for local residents. To help reach this goal, there will be auctions at the fundraiser on Saturday for items like gift baskets and gift cards.