The food drive started on July 5th and continued until July 22nd, and collected monetary donations from the community that The Urban League turned into poultry, fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable food items.
WPTV, the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., partnered with The Urban League of Palm Beach County, for a summer food drive to raise more than $50,000 to provide food for families in South Florida.
The food drive, which ran July 5-22, collected monetary donations from the community that The Urban League turned into poultry, fish, fresh fruits, vegetables and non-perishable food items.
“Our team at WPTV sees the need in our communities every day,” says Bill Siegel, WPTV’s GM. “We are committed to providing meals to those who can’t afford basic groceries in these challenging times.”
On Saturday, July 30, more than 24,000 meals were distributed by WPTV and community volunteers in the West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Belle Glade Communities.
“We are so excited that our three city summer food drive touched over 2,400 families, especially during these challenging times,” says Patrick Franklin, Urban League of Palm Beach County’s CEO. “We were thrilled to partner with WPTV, Hubbard Radio, Cheney Brothers and our key nonprofits, Guardian of the Glades and Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network, as we provided food for families struggling with food security issues. Most of all, a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who donated your resources and time, including Florida Crystals, Publix and Baptist Health, to make this event successful.”