BOCA RATON — Employees and the senior leadership from South Florida real estate developer Elad National Properties recently rolled up their sleeves and lent a hand to help feed the hungry in southern Palm Beach County.

Seven employees from Elad volunteered at Boca Helping Hands, a community resource center that serves a free hot lunch to under-employed and unemployed in the community six days a week, distributes pantry bags and provides financial assistance to Boca Raton residents in times of crisis.

The team, which included Senior Executive Officer Bill Shewalter, Senior Development Officer Eyal Borowitsh, financial analyst  Kyle Reid , treasurer Joyce Pereira, internal auditor Arielle Kahn, accountant Marta Heikkila, accountant Coraley Aderley, administrator Luz Bayless, administrator Carol Cowan, assistant controller Evelyn Peterson and executive assistant Osnat Yair, sorted and packed food items, cut meat and served meals to those in need.

In December, the developer contributed $2,500 to help Boca Helping Hands meet the demand for holiday meals among the needy.

“Elad is proud to be a member of the Boca Raton community and proud to help such a worthy organization like Boca Helping Hands in its mission to improve the quality of life of all residents,” said Shewalter. ”It was particularly gratifying to be able to contribute our time and personally be a part of feeding and putting a smile on the faces of the less fortunate.”