Ibis Neighborhood Hosts Big Food Drive

This Halloween, for the second year in a row, adults in Halloween costumes trick-or-treated door-to-door in the 33 neighborhoods of the Ibis Golf & Country Club community to collect thousands of pounds of canned food as part of the Ibis Charities Halloween Food Drive.

More than 15,500 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank to be distributed to agencies that feed the hungry in Palm Beach County, as well as to families in need at Grove Park Elementary School. Among the more than 200 volunteers participating in the drive were West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, both of whom are Ibis residents.

In advance of the food drive, 3,500 brown paper Whole Foods grocery bags were distributed to Ibis homeowners. Co-chaired by Ibis residents John Hayes and Hal Gottschall, the food drive also collected approximately $8,000 in cash donations.

Hayes and Gottschall said the success of the food drive proves the truth of Ibis Charities’ motto: “Ibis Cares.”

ABOVE: Co-Chairs Hal Gottschall and John Hayes with Jules Kitzerow.