(Site Impact, Coconut Creek, Florida) – In honor of National Food Bank Day celebrated on September 1st, Site Impact held a company-wide food drive and donated to the Boca Helping Hands organization in Boca Raton, Florida. National Food Bank Day is a day to celebrate the generosity and impact of food banks across the country. Boca Helping Hands provides services to benefit individuals, families, and children during times of need, emergency, or crisis. Boca Helping Hands offers the resources necessary to help people in need gain self-sufficiency.
Boca Helping Hands is celebrating 25 years and the organization started in a small local church and has grown significantly providing services throughout Boca Raton and now extends to all of southern Palm Beach County.
“There is a growing group of working people who need help making ends meet. We have seen in the last year a 40% increase that have signed up for the Pantry Bag Program, and we have seen similar increases in the kid’s that are participating in our child feeding program called the BHH Backpacks Program. Our challenge really is to ensure that we can find the resources financially, food donations and volunteer hours and efforts to meet the growing needs we are seeing in our community”, said Greg Hazle, Executive Director at Boca Helping Hands.
Site Impact has been donating to Boca Helping Hands for the better part of a decade.
“This donation is part of our ongoing commitment to support our community and fight hunger. Site Impact is proud to partner with Boca Helping Hands and help them achieve their mission. We encourage everyone to join us in supporting this cause and making a difference in the lives of our neighbors”, said Jennifer Gressman, CEO at Site Impact.
Last year Site Impact donated over 2,100 pounds of food to Boca Helping Hands during their Thanksgiving food drive.
“Site Impact’s donation of 1,158 pounds of non-perishable food will make a positive impact in Palm Beach County as it helps reduce food insecurity for our families in need. We are now helping over 3,800 families per month representing over 13,000 individuals. We simply could not meet this need without the support of Site Impact’, said Bill Harper, Senior Director of Operations at Boca Helping Hands.
Site Impact’s collection of 1,158 pounds of this food drive plus the upcoming Thanksgiving food drive will help beat last year’s donation.
“We are always excited work with our partners and particularly in a year that we have had an an increased demand for food, a food drive is one of the best ways to introduce yourselves to us and I want to thank anyone that participated in the food drive and we invite you to find other ways to participate with us including becoming a group volunteer”, said Hazle.
Anyone interested in volunteering or donating are invited to visit Boca Helping Hands official website, www.bocahelpinghands.org.