Palm Beach Harvest utilizes volunteers who donate their time to rescue over seven million pounds of food every year. Community gardens are set up to provide additional produce to create the opportunity for the community to learn how to grow additional food for themselves. Where hungry adults and children find food and shelter, Palm Beach Harvest provides nutritious hot meals to those who come to their doors. Palm Beach Harvest feeds people with acquired surplus, as well as food grown or sold at wholesale or retail.
The Palm Beach National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) and Palm Beach Harvest began “SOUP FOR THE SOUL” in February 2021, where local volunteers fill bags with fresh vegetables and other ingredients for local food-insecure families.
It’s as simple as filling an extra bag of groceries while shopping for your own! After the bags are filled, volunteers leave them at a local drop-off location.
From there, the bags of soup ingredients are delivered to Palm Beach Harvest, where Chef Richard prepares the soup for distribution. The bags of ingredients are also delivered by Palm Beach Harvest to local families in neighborhoods where access to healthy food may be limited by income, location or lack of transportation.
Volunteers from South Florida Communities such as Ibis, Ironhorse, Wycliffe and BallenIsles have fed over 5,000 adults and children since launching the SOUP FOR THE SOUL initiative.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Anyone can participate in SOUP FOR THE SOUL.
Contact Laurie Alexander, Program Chair at 561 252-1703 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember by doing this act of kindness, YOUR SOUL FEELS GOOD!
The Palm Beach National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
For more information about NCJW, visit ncjwpalmbeach.org