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Boca Helping Hands Winter 2012 Newsletter

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: November 1, 2012
Categories: Newsletters

Boca Helping Hands has reached a new milestone, 1,000,000 pounds of food recovered! Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey to help those less fortunate in our community. Food Recovery *Each year America produces 539,000,000,000 pounds of food *We throw out HALF of that (270,000,000,000 pounds of food) *Fully HALF of that (135,000,000,000 pounds) is recoverable. *Based on statistics and population, Palm Beach County throws out 169,000,000 pounds of recoverable food each year.
Categories: Press Release
Boca Helping Hands Celebrates 1,000,000 Pounds of Food Recovered in 2012!

Over the past few months, you have read about the incredible growth in the numbers of people served by the incredible volunteers and staff at Boca Helping Hands. Today, we serve over 4,600 hot meals each month, and distribute well over 4,000 pantry bags of perishable and non-perishable groceries to local families. Over 1000 students in local elementary schools receive backpacks on Friday with food for the weekend. And our Resource Center and Job Mentor Program are serving more people than ever before.
Categories: Press Release

Boca Helping Hands Fall 2012 Newsletter

By: Boca Helping Hands
Source: Boca Helping Hands
Date: October 1, 2012
Categories: Newsletters

Check out this PDF of Boca Helping Hands’ 6th Annual Bowling for Bread Event and Food Drive Powerpoint presentation shown at Strikes@Boca during our event Sunday, Sept. 9th. Please show your support to those who donated.
Categories: Press Release

Dean J. Borg New Member of Boca Helping Hands' Board of Directors

By: James S. Gavrilos
Date: August 21, 2012
Boca Helping Hands is proud to announce the addition of Dean J. Borg, new member of the Board of Directors as of September 15, 2012. Boca Helping Hands is a leading community resource center for Boca Raton. Boca Helping Hands’ programs include: The Food Center - open 6 days serving lunch Monday through Saturday, and a Thursday night family dinner; Pantry Program – Distributing over 4,000 pantry bags monthly to qualified clients; Resource Center – Reaching out into the community to offer referrals to other agencies as well as limited financial help to qualified Boca Raton residents in crisis situations; Children’s Assistance Program – Helping children with after school programs and summer camps; BHH Backpacks-reaching five elementary schools with over 1,000 students who are given backpacks containing 6 meals, 2 snacks and 2 juice boxes for the weekend; The Job Mentoring Program – Helping our clients become job ready with our expanding computer and Life Skills classes.
Categories: Press Release

Boca Helping Hands' Volunteer, Monica Bucher, is this weeks Unsung Hero for the Sun Sentinel. Please click on the link below to learn more about this very interesting lady and all she has done here at Boca Helping Hands. She and her husband, Ron, run the West Boca Pantry Distribution Program. Congratulations Monica! We are so proud you are representing Boca Helping Hands.
Categories: Press Releases
Monica Bucher, Boca Helping Hands' Volunteer, Sun Sentinel's Unsung Hero

BHH Presented Check from Karen Slattery Pre-K Students

By: Karen Swedenborg
Date: July 17, 2012
On June 18th the Karen Slattery Child Development Center (ERCCD) Pre K class invited Boca Helping Hands to come for a check presentation and to pick up food from their food drive. The students were interested in grocery stores so their teacher and aid, Ms. Debbie Talbot & Ms. Sarah Reaves arranged for the students to tour
Categories: Press Releases
BHH Presented Check from Karen Slattery Pre-K Students

Sarah Rose Sherman celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with a special project. She and her family created 13 center pieces with 13 items in each for a family four-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus dessert. Sarah and her mother, Rachel, came to Boca Helping Hands on Monday, June 11, 2012 to deliver the baskets.
Categories: Press Releases
Bat Mitzvah Project of Basket Centerpeices donated to BHH

Please click on the link below and you will be taken to the Sun-Sentinel where you can read a great articarticle about Boca Helping Hands.

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