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Feeding South Florida distributes food, seeks donations for furloughed federal workers

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 19:23:03-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Feeding South Florida is stepping up to help federal workers affected by the ongoing government shutdown.

On Tuesday, the food bank hosted a distribution event at an Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach. Volunteers gave out fresh fruit, vegetables, protein, and non-perishable food to furloughed federal workers.

The organization also collected food donations from the public.

Feeding South Florida, which is based in Pembroke Park, says it's helping some 2,600 TSA workers, Coast Guard members, and courthouse employees who are furloughed.

The organization is asking for food, as well as monetary donations to assist families who are working without a paycheck.

RELATED: Treasure Coast Food Bank seeks donations during government shutdown

Feeding South Florida is the leading hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. It distributes 50.5 million pounds of food every year to more than 700,000 individuals.

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