Palm Beach County Food Bank receives $650,000 grant

Jan Engoren
Sun Sentinel
April 15, 2016

Palm Beach County Food Bank receives $650,000 grant

More Palm Beach County families will learn about nutrition and how to stretch their grocery budget, thanks to a $650,000 grant to the Palm Beach County Food Bank

Marjorie S. Fisher Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, now known as Marjorie S. Fisher Nutrition Driven Program, will give $100,000 per year for five years. It will enable the expansion of the Palm Beach County Food Bank's nutrition education program.  

Additionally, the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund has launched the Palm Beach County Food Bank Food Purchase Matching Fund with a grant of $50,000 per year for three years.  The Palm Beach County Food Bank will encourage other donors to contribute to the fund, with the specific purpose of supplementing its in-kind food donations through the purchase of food for the thousands of food insecure Palm Beach County residents.

"The support from Mrs. Fisher and her entire family has been life-altering for the children and families we serve," said Perry Borman, Palm Beach County Food Bank executive director.  "This multi-year commitment enables us to expand our nutrition education programming and create the Food Purchase Fund that will focus on providing healthier foods for front-line hunger relief agencies and the tens of thousands of residents we serve through them."