September is Hunger Action Month. Now is the time for residents to come together to help put an end to hunger in our community. Please consider making a food donation at a collection box nearest you.
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
You can also make a direct donation online to Feeding South Florida and/or Farm Share.
**Statistics provided by Feeding South Florida, Feeding Florida and Feeding America
There are 222,100 people in Broward County facing hunger issues (66,810 of them are children)
51% of food bank assisted households eat food past the expiration date
69% of food-insecure households choose between food and utilities
63% of senior households are forced to choose between food and medical care
Additionally, Together4Broward is a task force 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 of 2020, Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief helped facilitate Hunger Action Month. She will be presenting a proclamation again this year, naming September 17 "Go Orange Day" in Broward County.