As the local economy continues to be impacted in unprecedented ways, the parent company for Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is giving back to the local community and impacting those who need help most in these difficult times. The lifestyle shopping center recently gifted the Palm Beach County Food Bank with a $25,000 check from ShopCore’s Core Giving Foundation, to provide access to nutritious food for those suffering to put food on the table.
“During these extraordinary circumstances, we are so grateful to be one of the many hunger relief organizations to benefit from ShopCore’s incredible generosity,” said Karen Erren, Executive Director for the Palm Beach County Food Bank. “Hunger relief is always about neighbors helping neighbors, but especially in these unprecedented times.”
The Palm Beach County Food Bank provides access to nutritious food for more than 100,000 hungry Palm Beach County residents every month and says they anticipate demand to significantly increase as more and more people are left without jobs and income. Typically, the Food Bank procures more than 5 million pounds of food annually from grocery stores, restaurants, food distributors, wholesalers and other sources and provides it to almost 200 local community partners and programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens and residential housing programs. However, in the wake of COVID-19, food donations have become scarce and many partner agencies have had to close their doors.
“ShopCore’s corporate philanthropic initiative spotlights hunger,” said Erin Devlin, Shopping Center Marketing Manager for ShopCore Properties – Owner/Managing entity for Downtown Palm Beach Gardens. “Now more than ever there is a greater need to support those who are hungry in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County Food Bank is on the front lines of helping those in need. Their programs reach families, school children and seniors, and connect those in need to available benefits and resources. We are so fortunate to be able to provide this donation and hope it inspires others in the community to do the same.”
Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is a lifestyle center located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, just east of I-95, 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 Palm Beach Gardens is a favorite in Palm Beach Gardens. The stylish venue, conveniently located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm Beach and Jupiter, features a collection of local boutiques and dining options sure to please any palate. Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is owned and managed by ShopCore Properties and is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens.