IBIS drive hauls in tons of food for needy


Jack Kalmore of Ibis Property Owners Association helps unload a car filled for food donations.


Jack Kalmore


Heavy lifting.


West Palm Beach City Commissioner Keith James and Palm Beach County Food Bank Executive Director Perry Borman


Ibis Charities Food Drive Co-Chair Rick Carpenter helps unload a car filled with food donations


Ibis Charities Food Drive organizers (l-r) Jackie Kornfeld, Co-chairs Rick and Felicia Carpenter, Palm Beach County Food Bank Ex. Dir. Perry Borman, and Ellie Lucas

For the 5th year, the 1800-home Ibis community reached out to its 5,000-plus residents to fill stomachs and pantries for those in need nearby and around the county.

The Sunday drive collects food for food pantries and soup kitchens around the county, and for nearby Grove Elementary School for student breakfasts and lunches and for parents to bring home. “For many kids, it’s their only meal,” said Jackie Kornfeld, who organized the drive this year with Rick and Felice Carpenter and Ellie Lucas.

Publix, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s contribute to the event.

The final tally wasn’t in for Sunday night, but since the drive was founded, it has brought in 73,000 tons of food, including 22,000 last year, and $40,000 in cash donations.


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