September is National Hunger Action Month, and the Palm Beach County Food Bank is hosting "A Magical Night to Fight Hunger" to raise money and awareness for hungry local families.
The evening includes a 3-course dinner with an appetizer, main dish and dessert provided by downtown restaurants including Yard House and Avocado Grill. There will be a strolling magician and other special surprises for guests.
The PBC Food Bank collects and gives food to local soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters. Last year, those groups gave out close to 5 million pounds of food to needing families in Palm Beach County, but there’s a nearly 55-million-pound shortfall between what the food bank distributes and what’s needed for local residents to have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to Karen Erren, the food bank’s executive director. She brings up the point that many families have to work multiple jobs in addition to raising their children, and many seniors are in need because they’ve outlived their savings or their HOA fees continue to increase. Thousands of others need help because of illness or job loss.
The food bank also helps connect people with local assistance programs and federal programs in place.
If you'd like to help raise money for underprivileged families and hungry children in our area, attend the magical dinner- which will be fun and entertaining! Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online here.
You can also donate non-perishable food items Downtown at the Gardens and take a ride on the carousel as 10% will be donated to the food bank. Take some photos while you're there and use the hashtag "#MakeHungerDisappear" on Instagram for $1 donation to the organization.
Time & Place: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. September 27th at 6 p.m.