Boynton community donates food to help families during the holidays

Boynton Beach High School football players painted, mulched, trimmed trees, removed trash and tore down a hazardous fence last month at the Boynton Community Caring Center.

Boynton Beach High School football players painted, mulched, trimmed trees, removed trash and tore down a hazardous fence last month at the Boynton Community Caring Center.

The Boynton Beach community made sure to help those residents in need this holiday season.

Residents donated 559 food items as part of the library’s Food for Fines program, which allows library-card holders to donate canned goods and other food items in return for a reduction in their library fines.

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That, along with two boxes of non-perishable food items from The Links at Boynton Beach Golf Course, were given to the Community Caring Center’s food pantry, at 145 Northeast Fourth Ave.

“The City’s partnership with the Community Caring Center in helping us to collect food is invaluable in our ability to provide for the children and their families at this time of the year,” said Sherry Johnson, executive director of the Community Caring Center, in a statement.