Now is the time for residents to come together to help put an end hunger "one bite at a time" in our community. As millions of Americans continue to struggle with food insecurity and unemployment due to the pandemic, please consider making a food donation at a collection box nearest you.
In South Florida, 1 in 5 individuals, including more than 333,000 children, don't know where they will get their next meal. Through November, these food donations will assist Feeding South Florida, an organization that has been key to providing food at food distribution events during the pandemic.
Donation Collection Box Locations:
Downtown Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Government Center West, 1 N. University Drive, Plantation
Main Courthouse, 201 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale
North Regional County Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach
South Regional County Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
West Regional County Courthouse, 100 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation
- Port Everglades, 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Broward County Main Library and all branch libraries
Additionally, Together4Broward is a taskforce of more than a dozen service organizations collaborating during these extraordinary times to ensure residents of all ages have access to nutritious food. Many of the distribution sites are at neighborhood schools and churches. Hunger among persons experiencing homelessness is being addressed by HOPE South Florida, with "Grab 'n Go" meals and complimentary bus transportation to feeding sites.
In September, Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief kicked-off Hunger Action Month by presenting a proclamation to Feeding South Florida and proclaiming September 10th as "Go Orange Day" in Broward County. All donations through November at the Broward collections sites are being donated to the organization. We want to thank everyone who donated during Hunger Action Month, we have already successfully provided Feeding South Florida with a sizable donation, as you can see below.