THE HOMELESS COALITION of PALM BEACH COUNTY
The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County has been the voice of the homeless in our community for more than 30 years, advocating for their rights and a place they can call home. The Cole Preston Foundation works in partnership with the Homeless Coalition and their “Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers” program. This program serves meals to the 70 homeless men and women at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, where they also receive shelter, job training and placement services, and permanent housing placement.
The Cole Preston Foundation makes regular deliveries of nutritious, organic produce including a variety of greens, tomatoes, peppers, okra, carrots, cabbage, eggplant, beets, radishes, onions, papayas, and herbs, assuring that nutrient-rich foods are part of the resident’s daily diet. We also provide plants for the Lewis Center Vegetable Garden. These donations help to educate the residents in the art of sustainable gardening. The skills they learn empower the hungry to obtain a regular supply of healthy food, at very little cost.
We are proud to be part of a program that not only houses and feeds the homeless, but also teaches them life skills that help them get back into the workforce, and become self-sufficient.