FoodbankWe Are In This Together

Community Foundation leadership is closely monitoring the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation develops, we are strategizing ways we can best prepare and support our staff, our donors, and the nonprofits in our community.  

E-BLAST SIGNUP

STAFF INFO


Virtual Classrooms

Teachers are getting ready to greet students in their Google classroom.

Martin County Distance Learning 

PBC Distance Learning 

Companies pitch in to help students learn from home


Find Food Help!

Right now, the best way for many of our food partners to respond to the increased need is to continue with mass distributions of “raw goods” that can provide multiple meals. With many unemployed, the goal is to preserve gas and resources so that when people do come to distributions, they’re getting the largest amount of food possible.

FEEDING  OUR FAMILIES
Feeding South Florida Distribution Locator Agency Locator
Florida Impact End Hunger The Glades Initiative Feeding Sites
Free Meals for Kids and Teens Boca Helping Hands Feed the Hungry
SNAP Assistance PBC Food Bank Meals on Wheels

Local Restaurants Offering Delivery, Carryout, and Curbside Pickup


Seniors

The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) maintains this Resource Directory as an informational service to help elders, their families, and caregivers. COVID-19 responses vary based on location. The best step for finding information on your community is to contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). 

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Adults & Families

There are a few options for the general public. Please see the buttons below for more information. 

WIC INFO

IMMEDIATE FOOD ASSISTANCE


Volunteers

If you are looking to help your community, we thank you and suggest you start with contacting Feeding Florida for volunteer opportunities at a food bank in your area.

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211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast

FoodbankCall 2-1-1 to speak with a highly trained resource specialist, or text your zip code to 898211. Calls to 211 are free, confidential, and available 24/7!  211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline that provides suicide prevention, crisis intervention, information, assessment, and referral to community services for people of all ages. They proudly serve: Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County.

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Symptoms & Testing 

FoodbankWe Are In This TogetherCall your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

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Local Nonprofit Immediate Needs Survey

Nonprofit organizations are invited to complete the survey below. All responses will be made public. Funders, businesses, and individuals looking to support nonprofit organizations during this time will be directed to the published results.   

Examples of Need Include:

  • Medical Equipment

  • Food

  • Diapers and Infant Formula

  • Computers and Work-Remote Technology

  • Technology Upgrades

  • Salaries for Essential Nonprofit Personnel

TAKE SURVEY


Nonprofit Resources

We have been in contact with our local nonprofit fundholders and many current grantees about their potential needs as it relates to this crisis. Many nonprofit organizations are concerned about continued or increased program delivery, as well as their internal operations. Please be assured that we are exploring options on how we can best respond and will share information as it becomes available.

NONPROFITS FIRST

EMERGENCY AID FOR NONPROFITS

FLORIDA NONPROFIT ALLIANCE

CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY


Helpful Community Resources

Children’s Services Council has compiled an ongoing list of local resources that Palm Beach County families may find helpful in these uncertain times.

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Quick Links 

The best thing we can do is be informed and prepared. 

Florida Department of Health

SBA DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE

FLORIDA DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM

FREE VIRTUAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

BILINGUAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HOTLINE


Stand Up & Be Counted in the 2020 Census

FoodbankLet's make sure Florida counts! The 2020 Census is happening now and you can respond from the comfort of your home, online.  

2020 CENSUS


COVID-19 Response Fund

Nearly $14M in grant requests. Nearly $2M raised. Please donate. The COVID-19 Response Fund will strategically address the immediate and mid to long-term needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. 

PLEASE DONATE


Martin County COVID-19 Grant

Funders in Martin County have joined together to establish a coordinated COVID-19 Relief and Recovery application process. This funding process will provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in Martin County whose staff, services and clients have been impacted by a disaster.  

APPLY NOW


COVID-19 Toolkits

COVID-19 Toolkit

INTERACTIVE MAP OF COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY FUNDS

PALM BEACH COUNTY COVID-19 BRIEFING


Our Office and Staff

The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. We have activated our remote workforce plan and our staff is available via phone or email.

STAFF INFO

Health officials recommend social distancing as a course of action to combat the spread of the COVID-19. On this advice, we are taking the following steps in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). These precautions will be in place until further notice.

  • All group meetings and events will be held virtually or postponed.
  • Scholarship interviews scheduled over the next few weeks will be held via phone conference. The Community Impact Team is reaching out to student applicants, donors and reviewers to relay this information.
  • All Community Room reservations are placed on hold to better protect our employees. We will lift this hold once we feel it is appropriate.