FPL Volunteers Help Meals On Wheels Provide Hurricane Kits

FPL volunteers helped Meals on Wheels pack and deliver 250 emergency food kits.

Volunteers from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) joined forces with Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches and the Eastpointe Country Club Charity Fund to provide hurricane emergency kits to 250 homebound seniors in Palm Beach County.

Each kit contains three days’ worth of shelf-stable food, plus a gallon of water, to be utilized if a hurricane hits or any other emergencies arise.

“We’re extremely grateful for Florida Power & Light Company and Eastpointe Country Club Charity Fund and their support of this important project,” said Pamela Calzadilla, president and CEO of Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. “Our clients look forward to receiving hurricane emergency kits each year to prepare them for the hurricane season.”

Each kit was assembled by more than 35 FPL and Eastpointe volunteers at Whole Foods Market in West Palm Beach in late June. Following assembly, FPL and Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches’ volunteers delivered each hurricane emergency kit, and a gallon of water, to 250 homebound seniors throughout Palm Beach County.

“These hurricane emergency kits are particularly important to our clients, since homebound seniors often find themselves without adequate food supplies in the aftermath of a storm,” Calzadilla said. “Thanks to the support of our partners, we are able to ensure there is food in each of our clients’ homes in the event of an emergency.”

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishing and enriching the lives of homebound seniors living alone in Palm Beach County. An independent member of Meals on Wheels America, the organization provides nutritious meals, a daily wellness check, and a friendly face to those who need a little help. Learn more by calling (561) 802-6979 or visiting www.mowpb.org.