The Pantry Of Broward Distributes Food To The Public.
The Pantry of Broward began distributing 10,000+ lbs. of food to the public. In addition, The Pantry’s current monthly clients who rely on food assistance will continue to receive their food during the COVID-19 crisis through home delivery. These 500 + senior client households in Broward County feed an estimated additional 750 individuals who reside in these homes. The Pantry of Broward provides its clients with a 55-pound box of nutritious food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and breads when available. According to USDA calculations, this food is enough to prepare at least 46 meals. In partnership with Feeding South Florida, United Way’s Project Lifeline, JM Family Foundation, FLIPANY & Hands on Broward, The Pantry will continue to serve its clients while expanding operations to the public. The excess food needed for this undertaking is provided through these generous partnerships and countless volunteers. While most of the clients of The Pantry of Broward traditionally pick up their food boxes from the distribution center each month, all will be offered homebound service to comply with the County’s suggestion of staying-in-place, especially for seniors. This will allow the general public who is healthy enough to leave their home to visit the Pantry’s drive-thru grocery operation for free food.