Homeless Group Needs Donations

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County is sending out a public request for help. New Food Stamp laws are affecting the area’s homeless population.

The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County is in desperate need of non-perishable food donations. The food pantry shelves at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center are empty. That means homeless individuals and families seeking help will not receive what they need.

Demand has increased for pantry items due, in part, to changes in SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Florida now requires that non-disabled adults between the ages of 18 and 49 find work or lose their benefits after three months.

To help the shelter, located at 1000 45th Street in West Palm Beach, call Uwe Naujak at (561) 904-7937.