(Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) – Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is teaming up with the Palm Beach County
Food Bank for the third annual “A Magical Night to Fight Hunger” on Thursday, September 30 at 6 p.m.
In honor of September’s Hunger Action Month and to help the Food Bank further its mission, Downtown is hosting a three-course dinner under the stars to raise awareness and funding for hungry Palm Beach County residents.
“We are grateful to Downtown Palm Beach Gardens for hosting ‘A Magical Night to Fight Hunger,’” said Jamie Kendall, CEO of the Food Bank. “During the last fiscal year throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we distributed more than 17 million pounds of food and the demand for our services has tripled. Thanks to Downtown, the proceeds from this event will help us reach more hungry children, seniors and families in Palm Beach County.”
During the al fresco benefit, guests will experience a strolling magician, musical entertainment and other fun surprises. In addition, during the entire month of September, Downtown Palm Beach Gardens will host a non-perishable food drive that will benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Several donation bins will be located throughout property including one at the south entrance between Yard House and VooDoo Bayou as well as at the participating retailers, All Smiles Dentistry; CMX Theatres; Pineapple
Kidz; Sloan’s; Swoozie’s; The Spice & Tea Exchange; Vagabond Apparel Boutique and Yard House. Suggested items include rice, pasta, canned and dry soup, shelf-stable milk, canned fruits, peanut butter, canned meat, canned tomato products, canned vegetables, beans, oatmeal and cereal.
The Palm Beach County Food Bank procures food from grocery stores, farmers, food distributors, wholesalers and other sources and provides it to almost 200 local community partners, including food pantries, soup kitchens and residential housing programs. Palm Beach County Food Bank programs reach families, children and seniors, and connect those in need to available benefits and resources.
Partner agencies distribute the products received, including culturally appropriate food and necessities like paper towels and diapers. This process ensures families have access to food when they need it most.
“Our corporate philanthropic initiative is fighting hunger,” said Erin Devlin, Regional Shopping Center Marketing Manager for ShopCore Properties, owners and managing entity for Downtown Palm Beach Gardens. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Palm Beach County Food Bank once again to raise funds and awareness for hunger in Palm Beach County.”
Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is a premier retail destination located in the heart of a Floridian lifestyle haven. In addition to an exclusive collection of unique, local retailers, Downtown is home to over 50 shops and restaurants and is accented by an abundance of signature events, family-centric experiences, a pet-friendly atmosphere, and infinite opportunities for connection and inspiration. Downtown offers something for everyone. The merchant mix is enhanced by lush landscaping, waterfront views and expansive outdoor space for entertainment and events. Downtown Palm Beach Gardens is owned and managed by ShopCore Properties. For more information on Downtown Palm Beach Gardens, please visit downtownpbg.com.
Tickets for “A Magical Night to Fight Hunger” are $75 per person. All proceeds benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank. For more information on the event, please visit pbcfoodbank.org and to learn more about Downtown Palm Beach Gardens visit downtownpbg.com.