Palm Beach County Food Bank fundraiser screens ‘A Place at the Ta­ble’

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Sup­port­ers of the Palm Beach County Food Bank, an or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to al­le­vi­at­ing hunger and food in­se­cu­rity in the com­mu­nity, gath­ered at the Dra­ma­works The­atre onNov. 19 to view the West Palm Beach pre­miere of the award-win­ning film doc­u­men­tary “A Place at the Ta­ble.”

The event was held dur­ing Hunger and Home­less­ness Aware­ness Week, be­gin­ning with a re­cep­tion and fol­lowed by a mes­sage from ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Perry Bor­man about the work of the agency in help­ing to serve the hun­gry in the com­mu­nity. Bor­man noted that just more than a year in op­er­a­tion, the food bank has grown to serve nearly 100 agen­cies that de­liver food to the hun­gry, pro­vid­ing 4 mil­lion pounds of food in the past year at no cost to re­cip­i­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“While we are proud of what we have ac­com­plished and thank­ful for the sup­port that has made it pos­si­ble, the need for food in our com­mu­nity has sky­rock­eted in the past few years and we need to con­tinue to ex­pand our ser­vices and need your sup­port to do so,” said Bor­man.

Fol­low­ing the screen­ing of the film, which de­picts hunger and food in­se­cu­rity across all ge­o­graph­i­cal, age and eth­nic groups in our na­tion, Bor­man an­nounced that the Palm Beach County Food Bank Board of Di­rec­tors will match all con­tri­bu­tions to the agency made at the event up to $10,000.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 561-670-2518 or visit www.pbc­food­bank.org.

Peter Brown, left, Nancy Brown, Pam McGyver and Brian McGyver

Pho­tos by LILA PHOTO

Mar­garette Mon­ice, left, and Lor­raine Mot­low

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