FRAC completed its first-ever county-level plan to address hunger — the Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Plan — after a robust research and public engagement process that featured analysis of data, identification of anti-hunger best practices, an online survey of 141 stakeholders, 10 focus groups, 10 interviews with people struggling with hunger, and 20 interviews with people engaged in anti-hunger work. Unanimously approved by the County Commission that represents 1.3 million Floridians, the Plan’s 10 goals combine proven lessons with innovative strategies. The Plan, which was commissioned by United Way of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, was developed by FRAC, with support from the University of South Carolina Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities. This Plan provides an exciting opportunity for FRAC to launch more targeted work with counties.
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