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Local Food Assistance Options for West Palm Beach Residents

Post Date:05/22/2020 1:55 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 22, 2020) – The City of West Palm Beach reminds residents of the many food assistance programs available throughout their community. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines when attending these events.

Ongoing Events

  • Palm Beach County Youth Services’ Summer Food Service Program, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System (Highridge Family Center: 4200 N Australian Ave., West Palm Beach)
    • Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. [Program will be closed on May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. Services will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.]
  • Feeding South Florida is hosting the following events:
    • Food Distribution at Palm Beach Outlets (1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.)
      • Mondays, 8:00 a.m. -10 a.m. (Note: New time)
    • Grocery Pick-Up (3950 Georgia Ave.)
  • Hospitality Helping Hands provides warm meals to families who arrive by car, and to homebound, low-income seniors. Note: Services will no longer be offered after 5/22. The organization has two pickup points within the City:
    • Howley’s Restaurant:
      • 4700 S Dixie Highway
      • Daily, 1pm-6pm
    • Hullabaloo:
      • 517 Clematis Street
      • Daily, 1pm-6pm
  • Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, a non-profit organization that delivers meals to homebound seniors, is offering a short-term emergency food delivery option. This service, available for homebound seniors 70 years or older, provides frozen dinners every Tuesday. For more information, please call Debbie Emerick at (561) 802-6979.
  • Palm Beach County School District is providing two days’ worth of ‘grab and go meals’ on a daily basis for students 18 years and younger (22 years and younger in the case of ESE students) regardless of financial need.
  • St. Ann Catholic Church (310 N Olive Ave.) invites West Palm Beach residents to its food pantry.
    • Every Thursday and Friday between 12:30pm – 2pm.
    • For more information, call (561) 832-3757
  • The Lord’s Place (2808 N Australian Ave.) is offering ‘grab and go meals’.
    • Monday through Friday from 10:30am-1pm.
  • True Fast Outreach Ministries (638 6th St.) is also providing meal and grocery pickup on the following schedule:
    • Thursdays, 1pm-3pm (registration required, call 561-594-5689 between 9am – 11am)
    • Saturdays, hot meal distribution starting at 12pm

Food Stamps Application Assistance

The City’s Housing and Community Development department will help residents with their Food Stamps application. Required documentation includes:

  • Proof of identification and West Palm Beach residence
  • Proof of immigration status (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • Income verification
  • Unemployment information
  • Dependent/childcare information

To schedule an appointment, residents can call (561) 822-1274 (TTY: 800-955-8771) and leave a voicemail with their name and contact information. Calls with be returned within 48 hours.

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