Not even a pandemic can stop Harvest Drive, Inc. from assisting food-insecure families in Broward County. The incredible volunteers have consistently been packing and distributing food bags to families with students in the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and other reputable social service agencies approximately every two weeks.
The non-profit organization’s mission is to promote philanthropy to BCPS students while striving to educate them on the issue of hunger and empowering them to take leadership roles in lessening hunger’s devastating impact. Now in its 29th year of service, Harvest Drive, Inc. has helped thousands of families with generous donations.
But as everyone knows, it takes a village, and therefore the City of Weston has partnered with the altruistic group in a “Community Collection” effort. The City of Weston wants to supplement the non-perishable foods that Harvest Drive is purchasing for their packings. They want to provide more protein and high-demand items to these families in need.
Specific canned items needed are tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, soup, black beans, and Chef Boyardee. By purchasing an extra can or two during a weekly trip to the grocery store can help alleviate hunger in our community and in Broward County. It is requested that you limit your collections to the specific items requested. Doing so ensures that the Harvest Drive team can be most effective in their planning and distribution.
Bins have been placed at the following City buildings for safety and convenience:
- Weston City Hall – 17200 Royal Palm Boulevard (under the porte-cochère)
- Weston Community Center – 20200 Saddle Club Road (inside Weston Regional Park)
- Royal Palm Fire Station No. 81 – 17350 Royal Palm Boulevard (front door)
“The City of Weston is happy to be able to continue assisting Harvest Drive fill a gap within our community and broader community where today families are struggling to put food on the table. Weston is thought of as a wealthy community. That is essentially true, but it doesn’t mean that people here were not impacted – many were. And for those that can afford to help, the Weston community has shown their willingness and desire to assist others in times of need,” explained Weston Mayor Margaret ‘Peggy’ Brown.