Gift Expands Feeding South Florida’s Branch Location
Boynton Beach, FL — February 10, 2017 —Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties, today announced that The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, Inc. has made a gift of $450,000 that helps increase Feeding South Florida’s impact. Feeding South Florida has recently opened a new $4.5 million branch location, Feeding Palm Beach County.
The Foundation’s gift is a further demonstration of its commitment to hunger-relief efforts throughout the United States. The Foundation has previously supported the Feeding America network directly and several of its member food banks, including the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Philabundance in Pennsylvania.
“Ensuring food banks have the necessary resources and infrastructure is critical to fighting hunger and poverty across the U.S. I am proud to support Feeding South Florida’s efforts to combat hunger in the region,” said David Tepper.
The new branch location, Feeding Palm Beach County, is more than a distribution center and warehouse. It’s a facility that’s designed to break the cycle of hunger and poverty by increasing family stability and self-sufficiency through workforce training and development. In Palm Beach County alone, there are more than 199,000 people who don’t know where they will get their next meal.
Feeding South Florida President and CEO Paco Vélez said, “The David Tepper Charitable Foundation truly understands what it takes to build a sustainable foundation for strong and healthy communities. An investment in Feeding South Florida is an investment in more than 400 nonprofit partner agencies, 784,000 individuals, and represents a commitment to distributing more than 45 million pounds of food per year throughout South Florida. We are deeply grateful for this generous gift and appreciate Mr. Tepper’s commitment to the South Florida community.”