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Healthy Food Feeds Families in Western Communities

By February 15, 2022February 27th, 2023In the News, Making a Difference
Yvette Branch with GL Homes' food donation to Lake Village of the Glades Shelter in Pahokee.

Lake Village Senior Director Yvette Branch shows off new Lake Village food pantry in Pahokee.

Photo credit: Tracey Benson Photography

GL Homes donated $5,000 to create a new food pantry for Lake Village of the Glades Shelter in Pahokee. Gulfstream Goodwill Industries operates Lake Village where residents have their own apartments with kitchens. The residents, who are experiencing homelessness, receive nutritious food such as lean meat, fresh produce and healthy, nonperishable food. GL Homes also purchased silverware, plates and pots and pans so Lake Village residents can prepare meals for their own families.

In addition to the WPTV broadcast, the opening was picked up by Yahoo News and MSN.