Homeless veterans, shut-in seniors, disadvantaged students, and migrant families benefit from this pantry staffed by all volunteers. The food for more than 2.5 million healthy meals is given to local families living below the poverty level in Palm Beach County every year. Since there are no administrative costs, all donations go directly to acquiring, storing, or giving away food. Volunteers box and bag nutritious meat, produce, bread, and canned goods and give them to those who need it most. They are often single mothers raising three or more children. The second-largest group is senior citizens, who are often raising abandoned grandchildren. Each month, Feed the Hungry volunteers serve more than 12,000 neighbors from Lake Worth north to Riviera Beach and west to Belle Glade. During the holidays, 25,000+ children and adults benefit from the charity, whose volunteers mentor dozens of smaller churches in the Haitian and Hispanic communities. This year, Feed the Hungry is celebrating its 36th year of helping the poor. It remains a powerful force for better nutrition and health.