When one in six people in Palm Beach County don’t know where their next meal will come from, finding ways to feed local children, the elderly and families in hunger crisis is a key priority. On September 27, 2018 at 6 p.m., Downtown at the Gardens and the Palm Beach County Food Bank are joining forces to host “A Magical Night to Fight Hunger.” The benefit for the Food Bank will raise awareness and funding to address the hunger crisis for local residents.
The Palm Beach County Food Bank collects, recovers and distributes food to local soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters. According to Food Bank Executive Director Karen Erren, last year more than 200 local community partners helped to distribute nearly 5 million pounds of food to combat the hunger crisis in Palm Beach County.
“But, there is a nearly 55-million-pound shortfall between what we distribute and what is needed for all county residents to be food secure,” said Erren. “We need continued support from events like ‘A Magical Night’ to enable us to reach more hungry children, more elderly and more families who often don’t know where they will get their next meal. We are so grateful to partner with Downtown at the Gardens for this wonderful event to bridge that gap and reach more families with critical assistance.”
The evening will feature a progressive three-course dinner under the stars, along with a strolling magician and other surprises. Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds will benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank. In addition, 10 percent of proceeds from the carousel rides in September will be donated to the Food Bank. There will also be a month-long food drive in September which the public is invited to donate non-perishable food items at a collection site at Downtown at the Gardens.
“Our corporate philanthropic initiative focuses on hunger,” said Erin Devlin, Shopping Center Marketing Manager for ShopCore Properties, the owner/manager entity for Downtown at the Gardens. “We invite the community to join our efforts to call attention to this critical issue in Palm Beach County and raise funds for our Food Bank, which helps more than 100,000 local neighbors each month who are hungry.”
Downtown at the Gardens is a lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, featuring a unique collection of shops and restaurants, including Whole Foods, Cobb 16 Theaters, Yard House and many more. Accented by an abundance of signature events, pet friendly atmosphere, family centric experiences, and so much more, Downtown at the Gardens is a favorite in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The stylish venue, conveniently located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL, features a collection of local boutiques and dining options sure to please any palate. Discover something special at Downtown at the Gardens! Downtown at the Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
To reserve tickets to “A Magical Night to Fight Hunger,” please visit pbcfoodbank.org/magicalnightdatg. For more information on the Palm Beach County Food Bank, please visit pbcfoodbank.org or call 561.670.2518. To contact Downtown at the Gardens, please visit downtownatthegardens.com or call 561.727.2640.