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Feeding the Hungry – Cafe Boulud’s a Drop-Off Point

December 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Here’s the Palm Beach version of helping the needy: You can drop off pantry food items (canned and jarred products, pastas, grains — all non-perishables) at Cafe Boulud in the Brazilian Court Hotel. These foods go to the Daily Bread Food Bank and the needy in Palm Beach County will not go hungry over the holidays.

I don’t need to tell you that food pantries everywhere have bare cupboards. The number of people applying for help is growing exponentially as jobs are cut and families try to make ends meet.

From now till Friday, December 19, Cafe Boulud will collect the nonperishables. Drop them off at the maitre d’s desk at Cafe Boulud at The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach.

For more information about Cafe Boulud’s Holiday Food Drive, call (561) 655-6060. And from me: Thank you!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa D. // Dec 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Here’s something I’ve been wondering about: Is it more helpful to these organizations if I go out and buy non-perishables and bring them to a food pantry, or would they really just prefer the money? Especially at this time of year?

  • 2 Jan Norris // Dec 11, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Truly, either is appreciated. Money requires less handling (they have to spend money in order to transport the foods, sort them, and then distribute them — and money can go toward items they need we can’t see, such as truck tires or refrigerator repairs at the Daily Bread facility. A great deal of food is donated by the major supermarkets and food companies – but this is a way to bring it home, individually. That you can give a grocery bag full helps point out that what we consider a simple purchase for only one family may help so many others.

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