05 May Riviera Beach is Giving Away Fruits and Vegetables — One Car At A Time
The City of Riviera Beach has partnered with Palm Beach Harvest Food Bank to address food insecurity. People living in disadvantaged areas will have access to fresh produce for the next eight weeks and the free program might be the fuel that sparks a long-term project.
Douglas Lawson, a Riviera Beach councilperson, says if there is one silver lining of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s the broader focus on food deserts in Riviera Beach and the need to “attract” business opportunities in the community.
“Our goal was to address this pandemic and to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to our community,” Lawson said. “But when we saw the opportunity to partner with them on a longer basis, we’re trying to expand it a little deeper.”