The Pantry of Broward serves seniors in need living on low, fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren throughout Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2019) – The Pantry of Broward is proud to be awarded funding from Publix Super Market Charities. These funds will support the daily efforts of The Pantry of Broward to serve clients in our Senior Housing and Homebound Food Delivery Program who are living on low, fixed incomes.
Each month, The Pantry of Broward provides its clients with a 55-pound box of nutritious food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and breads. According to USDA calculations, this food is enough to prepare at least 46 meals each month — more than half of the 90 recommended meals per month for each client. To further provide hunger assistance, The Pantry of Broward serves as a community partner for the Department of Children and Families and assists qualified clients with applying for food stamp benefits.
While most of the clients of The Pantry of Broward pick up their food boxes from the distribution center each month, over one-third are homebound due to illness, disabilities, other health-related issues and/or lack of personal transportation. For those who do have access to a city bus route, carrying a 55-pound box of food to, aboard, and from the bus and then into their homes is more than they are physically able to handle. To meet the needs of these clients, The Pantry of Broward delivers their food boxes to their homes. The Pantry of Broward currently delivers food boxes to clients residing in private residences and five subsidized senior housing communities.
Thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities and their generous donation in support of our Senior Housing and Homebound Food Delivery Program, this small but growing population of homebound clients can receive these benefits from The Pantry of Broward monthly. Their support helps us meet the ever-increasing need for food and support services for the growing population of older adults in Broward County who are struggling to make ends meet.
About The Pantry of Broward: The Pantry of Broward, Inc. was formed in 2008 by the late philanthropist Elizabeth “BJ” Buntrock. After volunteering with a feeding program in the community, Mrs. Buntrock realized there was a need in Broward County for an organization that could cater to the unique needs of the food insecure elderly, and grandparents who have become the primary caregivers of their grandchildren due to unfortunate circumstances. She envisioned and formed an organization that would focus on providing food and support services to seniors living on low, fixed incomes, and grandparents struggling to raise their grandchildren, but who are doing so to keep them in loving homes and out of the overburdened foster care system.
Maureen Luna, CEO
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