RAPB+GFLR Young Professionals Network (YPN) ‘Glean’ to benefit The Palm Beach County Food Bank
The Realtors® of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Young Professionals Network (YPN) spent a day of giving…and gleaning…to benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank as part of the Florida YPN Community Outreach Day, a state-wide initiative whereby YPN chapters throughout the state give back to their communities through volunteer events.
Realtors®, affiliates and their families worked on a cucumber farm in Western Delray Beach, where they “gleaned.” Gleaning is a food recovery strategy that allows farmers to donate fresh crops that are deemed “unmarketable,” but equally safe to eat and nutritious.
“It’s amazing to see our Young Professionals take time out of their busy schedules to give back to the community,” said YPN Committee Chairman Chase Johnson, a Realtor® with Continental Proper- ties. “As advocates for the communities in which we work, we wanted to do our part to ensure the Palm Beach County Food Bank has crops to provide for the food insecure.”
It is estimated that 200,000 Palm Beach County residents don’t know where their next meal will come from.
To see community outreach day pictures from YPN chapters across the state, search #FLYPNCares on Facebook and Instagram.
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