Monday, July 13, 2020
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~~~  This Week ~~~  
Monday-Friday                        Summer BreakSpot (For children), Read post for locations, time
Monday-Friday 11:00 am      FLIPANY Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Mon, July 13  3:00 pm              Webinar: Navigating Disaster Within a Pandemic 
Tue, July 14 & 16  9:00 am      Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, Pahokee Center
Tue, July 14 & 16 10:00 am    School Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Wed, July 15 9:30 am              Food Distribution(For all), The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Wed, July 15 12:00 pm            Webinar: Voting Rights in South Florida
Wed, July 15 3:00 pm              Webinar: Small Business Reorganization Act  
Thu, July 16 10:30 am             Webinar: Marketing During Turbulent Times
Thu, July 16 12:00 pm             Webinar: Online Safety: A Parent's Guide

Glades Area
Food Distribution, FREE COVID-19 Testing, and Voter Registration Education at The Glades InitiativeLAB24

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone in need every Wednesday. This week, we will also be offering FREE COVID-19 testing by Lab 24, and voter registration education (obtaining absentee ballots and more). All services open to all.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. (COVID-19 testing); 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Food Distribution)
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Navigating Disaster Within a PandemicPANDEMIC

The Palm Beach County Long-Term Recovery Coalition proudly presents its annual preparedness webinar, "Navigating Disaster Within a Pandemic". As hurricane season ramps up we want to ensure our local non-profit community is prepared for a storm while still operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHEN:  Monday, July 13, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CONTACT: You can register by clicking here

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Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 TestingWALKUPCOVID

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. continues to provide FREE Drive Thru/Walk-Up testing for COVID-19 (appointments are preferred). You can still be tested even if you aren't experiencing symptoms. Only two tests are administered per car. 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 14 & 16, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Center, 170 S Barfield Highway-Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-6100

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Webinar: Voting Rights in South Floridavotingrights

From the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County: Dan Rivero is an award winning reporter and producer for WLRN. His beat includes Latino and criminal justice issues. His reporting on restoring voting rights for felons has been exceptional. Daniel was born on the outskirts of Washington D.C. to Cuban parents, and moved to Miami twenty years ago. Dan will discuss voting rights in South Florida from restoring voting rights for felons to voting obstacles in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Register here:

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Online Seminar: Small Business Reorganization Actreorganization

From SCORE: Join an online seminar regarding the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019. This seminar is free but is limited to 15 participants.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach,    [email protected], 561-833-1672

Click here for more info
Online Seminar: Marketing During Turbulent Timesturbulent

From SCORE: COVID has changed the way we do everything! We are all trying to adjust to the "New Normal". We are feeling the impacts both in our personal lives and when running a business. Attend this workshop and hear about the the "New Normal Marketing" and what steps you can take to engage with your clients and reach new clients.

WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach,    [email protected], 561-833-1672

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Online Safety: A Parent's Guide, Presented by CILOparentsguide

As children are online and on social media now more than ever with the coronavirus, it is imperative that parents know and understand the dangers in order to take adequate safety precautions while their kids are online and on social media. If an online incident should occur, the presentation teaches parents how and what to report, as well as valuable resources they can use to speak to their kids and access services.

WHEN:  Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CONTACT:  Parents should follow the google forms link to register by clicking here

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Free COVID-19 Walk-up Testing in South Bay

In light of increased COVID-19 cases in the Tri-cities area, Representative Tina Polsky (D-Boca Raton), in conjunction with CDR Maguire, GENETWORx Lab, and the City of South Bay, has organized a free COVID-19 walk-up testing site for residents over 18 years old. There is no pre-registration, no appointment, and no physician referral necessary for testing. Masks must be worn at the site and social distancing guidelines will be observed. There are a limited number of tests and testing will be conducted on a first come first served basis.

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Seniors Only Hours 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
WHERE: Old Firehouse Bay, South Bay City Hall, 335 SW Second Ave, South Bay, FL  33493

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Sign up for a Free Virtual Health Workshop

LORHN is now offering all three of its health education workshops virtually. Workshops are open to adults (18+). The 'Your Health Matters' workshop helps individuals understand how to navigate the healthcare system and information about local resources available to access care and maintain good health. The other two workshops are designed specifically for Type 2 Diabetics or anyone living with any chronic condition (asthma, COPD, heart disease, anxiety, depression, etc.).
Individuals can sign up and will be contacted when a class begins, or, LORHN can organize a private session for a group of 8+.

CONTACT: Tiffany Parrish 561-557-9273 or [email protected]. Learn more & sign up:

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Food Distributions in the GladesFOODLIST

The Glades Initiative Food Distribution Every Wednesday (Open to Everyone)

For the past year and a half, and continuing into the future, The Glades Initiative offers weekly food distribution to anyone in need. Those coming in cars are asked to line up beside the office for drive-through pick-up on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come first-serve basis.

Our staff and volunteers will wear personal protective gear as we handle and distribute the food bags. We ask that drivers and their passengers remain in their vehicles and practice social distancing measures to keep everyone safe.

WHEN: Every Wednesday | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For questions, call us at 561-996-3310


Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:   To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here


Flipany Grab 'n Go Sites (For Ages 18 and under)

Attached is a list of locations for Grab 'n Go Feeding Sites in the Glades. 

WHEN: Monday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information about site locations


School Sites Free Meal Distribution Tuesdays & Thursdays (For Ages 18 and under)

Free Meal Distribution Continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 52 school locations throughout the summer. Distribution is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days' worth of meals for each child. Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the summer heat, beginning Tuesday, July 7, distribution times will be 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at all open feeding sites. Parents who pick up meals next week will be notified about this change.

WHEN: Tuesdays & Wednedays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Belle Glade Elementary, 500 NW Ave L, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Glade View Elementary, 1100 SW Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Starting Thursday)
  • Gove Elementary, 1000 SE Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430
  • Pahokee Elementary, 560 E Main Pl, Pahokee, FL 33476
  • Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bay, FL 33493
Click here for more info


Summer BreakSpot (For Ages 18 and under)

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will transition from pre-summer feeding at eight locations to the full Summer Food Service Program feeding schedule. Beginning June 1, 43 sites throughout the county, including 16 Palm Beach County Library locations, will serve as meal distribution sites with additional sites added weekly. Parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms of identification include student ID, child's passport or other government-issued ID, birth certificate, adoption decree, immunization records, and school demographics.

Agencies:  If interested in having a site become a meal distribution location with the Summer Food Service Program, contact Gus Wessel by email at [email protected]

WHEN: beginning, Monday, June 1, 2020

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Click here for site locations and hours


Hunger Relief Update - June 29, 2020

Please see the attached Hunger Relief Update for the week of June 29, 2020. Also attached are flyers containing important information about P-EBT, created by Florida Impact. There are two versions that can be printed on two sides, Spanish/English.

Click here to read the Hunger Relief Update
Click here to read information about P-EBT
Philanthropy Projects for Teens Funded up to $15,000

Click below for links to applications for new Philanthropy Tank Programs.

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College Prep, Career and SAT Prep Resources

Read the following valuable college prep, career and SAT prep resources, and mentoring opportunities! 

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SHINE and BEC Assistance for Seniors

Learn about SHINE and BEC Assistance for Seniors. With losing their main source of income and even employer benefits this group needs the SHINE and BEC program's help. Losing employer coverage brings the challenge of navigating Medicare or even Medicaid options. There is a small window (2 FULL MONTHS) from when someone loses employer coverage to enroll and make decisions; SHINE provides FREE and Unbiased Medicare counseling during these stressful periods.

Click here to learn more
Volunteers Needed for Back to School PBC

From Palm Beach County: The new school year is just around the corner. Unfortunately, not all students have even the basics to start school, and this year the need is even greater. Back to School PBC! provides students with many of the tools they need to succeed. The event will be held on Saturday, August 1 at six locations throughout the county with setup on Friday, July 31. We're asking for the public's help to make this our best event ever.

Click here to learn more
PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

Learn about Palm Beach County's latest efforts with regard to COVID-19. 

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McKinlay Memo: News from PBC District 6

Read the official newsletter from Melissa McKinlay's, Palm Beach County Commissioner District 6, office. 

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Center for Child Counseling: Helping Kids with SNAP

Find out what the Center for Child Counseling has been up to by reading the newest edition of their newsletter. In this issue: Stop Now and Plan SNAP Program, and more!

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update July 10, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 13, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
The Glades Initiative is Here to Help You With Census

Need assistance with completing the Census 2020 questionnaire? The Glades Initiative will be here and available to assist you with your Census 2020 application over the phone.

It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Why do Census? Your participation is important because it helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

CONTACT: 561-996-3310 (Services available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole)

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Virtual Workshop: Tools to Live Healthier

From Healthy Living: "Join other participants for the Living Health Workshop and receive information about staying healthy as we age. If you are interested please contact me so I can get you the mandatory forms as well as send you a test meeting so we can do some technology training, if necessary."

WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CONTACT:   Maureen McCarthy,  Project Director, Healthy Living,   [email protected] Office:   561-684-5885   ext.59103

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Join Conversation About Ending HIV in PBC, Earn $30

From the Health Countil of Southeast Florida: The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has contracted with us, the Health Council, to develop a plan for Ending the HIV Epidemic, an initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Central to this effort is engaging community members.

We will be seeking to engage community members willing to participate in an anonymous 30-minute key informant interview by phone. These participants will be offered a $30 gift card incentive for their time. Participants do NOT have to be HIV positive. Our target audience is the LGBTQ+, African American, and Spanish speaking populations.

CONTACT: Schedule a call today by emailing   [email protected]   or calling 561-844-4220 ext 2800

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Online Community Service Opportunities for Teens

The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is offering online community service opportunities for teens via Zoom. These hours are accepted by the Palm Beach County Office of the State Attorney.

CONTACT: To register for the workshop, contact Marcia Bahia at   [email protected] and provide: Full name - Date of Birth - Email Address - Phone Number - Probation Officer (if applicable)

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211 Programs Still Available During COVID-19

211 Helpline & Crisis Line provides an update on services and programs it continues to offer during COVID-19. 

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Florida Eviction Moratorium Extended by Governor

From the Orlando Sentinel: Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until Aug. 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Water Dept. Announces Temporary Modification to Water Disinfection Process

From the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD): In order to maintain compliance with regulatory water quality requirements in the water distribution system, the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) will temporarily modify its water disinfection process between Wednesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

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Demonstration Shows How Quickly Cars Heat Up

Did you know that since 1998, nearly 850 children have died in hot cars, including 13 children in Florida in just the last three years? The temperature inside a car can reach 125 degrees in just a matter of minutes and a young child's body heats up three to five times faster than an adult's body. Eighty-eight percent of all vehicular heatstroke deaths involve children under the age of 4.

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Anti-Bullying Virtual Workshop

From the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office: Your children will enjoy this educational and fun Zoom session! To schedule group sessions (up to 10 children per session), contact us.

CONTACT: Marcia Bahia at [email protected]

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update July 2, 2020

Read Nonprofits First's latest COVID-19 Community Update. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
For the Record: PBC Clerk & Comptroller News

Learn how the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's Finance Team is processing CARES Act Payments, and more!

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501c News from Nonprofits First

Read the latest newsletter from Nonprofits First - June 2020 for information on resources, programs, and more!

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Early Learning Coalition: The Parent Connection Newsletter

Read the Early Learning Coalition's newsletter, "The Parent Connection", for the latest resources and information for families navigating the pandemic. 

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, July 6, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
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