Palm Beach County Food Bank fundraiser screens ‘A Place at the Table’
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
Margarette Monice, left, and Lorraine Motlow