5 Employees from the Company’s Boynton Beach Office Spent the Day Packing and Distributing Vegetables and Food to Families in Need
December 18, 2017, Lake Worth Beach, FL – Employees from Source1 Purchasing, a leading strategic supply chain management group, recently participated in Feeding South Florida’s “Mobile Food Pantry” in West Palm Beach. The team volunteered their time to package vegetables and hand out various food items for individuals to take home for their families. This event was part of the company’s continuing support for Feeding South Florida (FSF) and Feeding America.
According to Feeding America, food insecurity is most commonly a symptom of a larger issue–a lack of financial means and access to nutritious and fresh food. One of the most effective ways for FSF to address this need, is through their Mobile Food Pantry Program. FSF’s innovative model has been the pioneer for bringing this direct service to many low-income areas. Their Mobile Food Pantry uses a “farmers market” style distribution so that individuals and families in need are able to access the fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and bread that are so vital to maintaining a proper diet.
“Feeding South Florida is the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida, where our headquarters is based,” said Scott Hoffmire, CEO and President of Source1 Purchasing. “For this reason, the organization, its track record, and most importantly the people it helps have always been very special to me. We are honored to support this organization as a company.”
About Source1 Purchasing
Source 1 Purchasing is a leading strategic supply chain management group focused on cost management, savings and operational efficiencies for the lodging, restaurant, and food service industries. Founded in 1997, Source1 Purchasing provides customized group buying and procurement programs for operations of all sizes, from single-location to multi-unit operations to major corporate facilities with centralized buying functions. Today, Source1 Purchasing has more than $7 billion in purchasing power and offers customers access to over 750 high-quality suppliers and 9,000 products.
About Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida is the sole Feeding America food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties and is the largest and most efficient food bank in each of the counties they serve. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community. For every $1 donated, six meals can be provided to people in need. Through direct-service programs and a network of nonprofit partner agencies, including soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and day cares, Feeding South Florida rescues 44 million pounds of food per year, as well as leads hunger and poverty advocacy efforts and provides innovative programming and education. Learn more at https://feedingsouthflorida.org.