VIDEO: BallenIsles Food Truck Helps Hundreds of Families Who Have Lost Their Jobs


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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The Ballenisles Charities Foundation is doing a lot more than feeding people in need. They are giving people hope.

“I’m really grateful that we have people like you donating food for us,” said a student of the Palm Beach County school district.

The charity, backed by the residents of the BallenIsles country club helped fund a food truck that served over 700 families this week.

The truck, owned by Feed the Hungry Pantry of Palm Beach County, was parked at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches – feeding individuals who had just lost their jobs.

“Everybody in my family is out of work and I called and they said I could come and get some relief and I know they have good banana boxes full of food,” said a resident of South Florida.

Volunteers have helped feed over three-thousand individuals – serving a box full of fresh chicken, eggs, apples, milk and other produce to every car who stops by.

“Give other people this opportunity because I know a lot of people, especially a lot of students in Palm Beach County are in poverty and have no food.”

The line had no shortage of food or thank you’s for the volunteers.

“I am just so thankful and thank god for you.”