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The Glades Initiative Will Be Closed Friday in Honor of Independence DayCLOSED
The Glades Initiative office will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 in honor of Independence Day. We will re-open with normal hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) on Monday, July 6, 2020. 

~~~  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
Tue, June 30 & July 2  9:00 am  Free Drive Thru & Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing, Pahokee Center
Tuesday, June 30 9:00 am   School Feeding Sites Open (For children), Read post below for locations
Tue, June 30 10:00 am         Webinar SBA Disaster Recovery Q&A
Wed, July 1 8:00 am              FREE COVID-19 Testing (For all), The Glades Initiative, BG
Wed, July 1 10:00 am            Food Distribution(For all), The Glades Initiative, BG
Fri, July 3  ALL DAY                The Glades Initiative Closed for Independence Day

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

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 1, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. (COVID-19 testing); 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 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
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
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.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30 & July 2, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Center, 170 S Barfield Highway-Suite 101, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: 561-924-6100

Click here to learn more
SBA Disaster Recovery Q&A SessionsSBA

From the U.S. Small Business Administration: Was your small business affected by Covid-19? Are you looking for small business funding? You have questions, we have answers! Join us during our virtual hours and have your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) questions answered by a live person. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will.

Q&A sessions
WHEN:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Click here to learn more
Webinar: Keeping the Board Engaged Through Virtual MeetingsBOARDENGAGED

Join for a live call-in with the CEO of Nonprofits First. This is your opportunity to ask an experienced board member/CEO your Board Governance questions.

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-910-5069

Click here to learn more
Donate Blood at Lakeside Medical Center

The public is invited to donate blood at Lakeside Medical Center and receive free gifts. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
CONTACT: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Non-profit Disaster Preparedness Training

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

Click here to learn more
Online Safety: A Parent's Guide, Presented by CILO

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

Click here to learn more
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 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 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


HOLIDAY CHANGE: School Sites to Give Out Six Meals in One Day (For Ages 18 and under)

Six meals will be distributed on one day next week. The change is due to the holiday. School Food Service workers will distribute meals on Tuesday, June 30. Parents who pick up food on Tuesday will receive six days' worth of meals.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 9:00 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

WHEN: beginning, Monday, June 1, 2020

Click here for more info
Click here for site locations and hours


Hunger Relief Update - June 22, 2020

Please see the attached Hunger Relief Update for the week of June 22, 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
Apply for KidCare if Your Child is Uninsured due to COVID-19

Florida KidCare offers free or low-cost health insurance for kids and teens. Premium assistance eligibility is based on income and household size. Enrollment and coverage is available all year. The Glades Initiative can also assist with your KidCare application. 

CONTACT: For more information or application assistance call 561-469-8202 or email - you can also call The Glades Initiative for assistance at 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more
Be Well Do Well $5,000 Mini Grants Are Open

From BeWellPBC: We have an opportunity to fund creative projects with grant awards up to $5,000. Applicants must be Palm Beach County residents or organizations who have an idea to build a community of support, promote workforce wellness and/or focus on residents most in need.

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more
PBC Emergency Order Requires Masks

Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-012 has been issued requiring face coverings in Palm Beach County. This order applies in all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County. Facial coverings must be worn by all persons, other than those specifically exempted, while obtaining any good or service or otherwise visiting or working in any business or establishment, including entering, exiting, and otherwise moving around within the establishment. Facial coverings must be worn by all persons in public places where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced.

Click here to learn more
Poll Workers Needed - Sign Up Today

The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office needs Poll Workers for the upcoming August 18th, and November 3, 2020, elections. It takes 4,000 poll workers to staff over 400 Election Day polling locations and phone banks. Voters who can work the polls in August can sign up online by June 30th or shortly thereafter.

Click here to learn more
Memberships Wanted for NAACP Re-organization!

From the NAACP: The NAACP Florida State Conference is working to re-organize all three inactive branches in Palm Beach County. Previously, there was a South Palm Beach County Branch, West Palm Beach Branch and Glades Area Branch. To officially re-organize each branch, we need to secure a total of 50 new memberships for each Branch.

Click here to learn more
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 and provide: Full name - Date of Birth - Email Address - Phone Number - Probation Officer (if applicable)

Click here to learn more
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

Click here to learn more
EveryParent: Planning a Safe Summer

From EveryParent: This summer is like no other for Palm Beach County families! With many in-person camps canceled and parents returning to work, you may be wondering what steps to take to keep your children safe. Children's Services Council is here for you. Our website and free EveryParent app are full of helpful tips and expert advice, whether you're struggling with screen time or worried about the babysitter.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - Community Update June 26, 2020

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

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 29, 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)

Click here to learn more
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, June 30 and July 7, 14, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CONTACT:   Maureen McCarthy,  Project Director, Healthy Living, Office:   561-684-5885   ext.59103

Click here to learn more
New Student Registration at Gove Elementary is Open

Gove Elementary is now open to register new students & incoming kindergarten students through appointment only. If your child already attends Gove Elementary, your child is registered for next year. 

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 30, 2020
CONTACT:  Please Call/Email Ms. Nava to arrange your appointment 561-993-8700 or 561-993-8704

Click here to learn more 
PBC Youth Services Offering Free Race-Based Implicit Bias and Migroaggressions Training

Presenter Danniella Jones, Psy.D. will define race-based implicit bias and microaggressions while exploring their impact on youth, families, and those who work with youth. Participants will learn strategies for increasing individual awareness of implicit bias as well as treating and responding appropriately to those impacted.

WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Click here to learn more
Susan G. Komen Treatment Assistance Program

Susan G. Komen Florida has a Breast Health Navigator available for navigating screening obstacles and assisting and supporting those in need who have been diagnosed with cancer. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person support, our Breast Health 101 education sessions are still available one-on-one via telephone or through Zoom for larger groups. 

CONTACT:  For more info, please reach out to Fanny Jackson, Komen's Breast Health Navigator via Lakeside Medical Center located at the intersection of Hooker Highway (SR80) and Main Street (SR441) in Belle Glade. Our Breast Health Navigator's contact number is 561-788-9889.

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Does Your Nonprofit Have a Project That Could Use Some Help? 

Leadership Palm Beach County will hold a virtual collaborative workshop on June 16 to discuss Engage Forward, the civic engagement program designed to connect your organization with leaders in our community.

CONTACT: See for more info

Click here to learn more
Dept. of Elder Affairs Update & Disaster Resource Guide for Older Adults

The Department of Elder Affairs provides an update on its efforts, and a link to its 2020 Disaster Resource Guide for Older Adults. 

Click here to learn more (Update)
Click here to learn more (Disaster Resource Guide)
PBC Operations Coronavirus Update

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

Click here to learn more
Learn About Prime Time's Virtual Summer Camp

Keep your children learning and having fun this summer with new sessions every week that will include live interactive programming and hands-on learning activities provided by local content experts. Prime Time's Virtual Summer Camp is free and open to the public, no registration is required.

Click here to learn more
Nonprofits First - COVID-19 Resources June 19, 2020

Nonprofits First publishes updates for its COVID-19 Resources. 

Click here to learn more (COVID-19 Resources)
CSC: Monday Morning Update, June 22, 2020

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources.

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Highridge Family Center Provides Free Trauma-Informed Day Program for Youth

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Highridge Family Center is providing a 4-days-per-week trauma-informed program for youth ages 11-16, who are experiencing problems at home, school, with friends, and in the community. The program is free of charge for Palm Beach County residents. Family therapy and group therapy are required components of the program. Daily sessions are held through July 9 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

WHEN: Daily sessions through July 9, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CONTACT: For more information or to apply for services, please call 561-625-2540

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at
or (561) 996-3310
If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at

Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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