Palm Beach Atlantic University Pack 50,000 Meals In 2 Hours

Palm Beach Atlantic University Pack 50,000 Meals In 2 Hours

Courtesy of CBS News 12

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Dozens of Palm Beach Atlantic University students and staff spent their Tuesday evening packing meals for hope.

Their goal was to pack 50,000 meals in two hours for people in need in Palm Beach County.

The university is partnering with, “Meals for Hope,” a non-profit with food pantries servicing Palm Beach County.

Members of the organization say the need for food assistance has grown since the pandemic.

“The need at our food pantries and at all food pantries has done nothing but explode this year. We realize during COVID-19 people were struggling, but the reality is that there are more people that are needing to go get food assistance today than ever before,” said CEO Stephen Popper.

The volunteers consisted of students and staff from Palm Beach Atlantic’s Titus Center for Franchising.

“We are being kind to each other, which would include helping to feed people who are hungry here in Palm Beach County, may not seem like it’s possible, but people are hungry,” said Dr. John Hayes.

The packaged meals will be delivered to a food pantry in Belle Glade.

Learn More about Meals of Hope

Ready to make a difference in your community? To learn more about Meals of Hope, read more here. To get you or your organization involved in our next meal packing event, fill out our form here. We can’t wait to hear from you!