Our Response to COVID-19
The South Florida PGA developed the Adopt-a-Hospital program which paired 15 local golf clubs with 20 area hospitals for the purposes of providing meals to our hospital heroes who put their lives on the line to keep local area residents healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. For six weeks, beginning April 20, 2020, BallenIsles’ culinary team prepared 350 delicious lunches for the medical staff of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. The Charities Foundation paid for and, along with volunteers from the Club, delivered these meals to a very grateful group of nurses, doctors, administrators and support staff at PBGMC.
Past Seeds Bearing Fruit: Many of the nonprofits we support through our grants have ramped up during this crisis to provide food and shelter to a growing number of our local neighbors. This includes the Feed the Hungry Pantry that owns and operates the 40-foot refrigerated food truck that was provided to that organization by BICF in 2018 through an impact grant. In a typical year, the truck will rescue well over one million pounds of food to be provided to locals experiencing food scarcity. That truck is a lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis, rescuing food for the all-too-rapidly growing number of families who have lost their jobs as a consequence of COVID-19.