West Palm Beach District 4 City Commissioner Keith James Launches Successful Holiday Food Drive in Partnership with Local Churches

WEST PALM BEACHDecember 27, 2018 — Keith James, City Commissioner of West Palm Beach (WPB) District 4, recently held a successful holiday food drive in partnership with New Bethel Baptist Church, St. Paul AME Church, and Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

The food drive was part of Commissioner Keith James third annual holiday drive. In previous years, Commissioner James has hosted food drives and toy drives during the holidays in partnership with organizations such as the Northwest Community Consortium, Inc. and the West Palm Beach Police Foundation and West Palm Beach Association of Firefighters.

This year, Commissioner James’s food drive collected non-perishable canned goods to be donated to assist the homeless, families and seniors in the West Palm Beach community. Keith James’ opened his office for drop-offs and made himself available for door to door visits to collect goods.

“The holiday season is a time for reflection and a chance to count our many blessings,” said Keith James, West Palm Beach District 4 city commissioner and mayoral candidate. “Thank you West Palm Beach for stepping up the plate to ensure families did not go hungry during the holidays. Our community has shown that when we see a need, we work together to make a difference. It has been an honor to work with our local churches during this year’s holiday drive and I look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”

The Keith James Annual Holiday Drive was a 10-day event to collect canned goods to feed needy families during the holidays and as part of the weekly outreach programs to feed the homeless, families and seniors throughout our city. The drive collected hundreds of items that could be used during the Holidays and New Year.

If you are interested in partnering with Commissioner Keith James on future community initiatives, contact 561-284-9891 or email keith@keithjamesformayor.com.

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About Keith James:

Commissioner Keith James was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission in 2011 and is a two-time president of the City Commission. As the Immediate Past President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Board Member of the Florida League of Cities and member of Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Commissioner James has become a leader on solving local municipal and regional issues of importance.

On the City Commission, Keith James has sought to create a city of opportunity where people and businesses can succeed. Under Keith James’ leadership, West Palm Beach has seen in boom in economic development and job creation, improvements in city services and increase in local neighborhood projects. Commissioner James has prioritized sound budget management, improving public safety, protecting West Palm Beach’s water supply and environment and addressing homelessness and workforce housing issues.