Auction helps alleviate Summer Hunger on the Treasure Coast

Bidders help Treasure Coast Food Bank provide more than 128,000 meals 

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – June 27, 2023 Bidders participating in the Summer Hunger Online Auction helped Treasure  Coast Food Bank raise $16,000, enough to provide 128,000 meals for kids in need this summer. 

“We’re so grateful to everyone who took part in our 2nd Annual Summer Hunger Online Auction,” said Judith  Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “Summer is always a time of difficulty for families who  struggle to make ends meet, and this year with rising costs, it’s especially important to have extra support for  our programs that help the community’s most vulnerable. 

The weeklong auction, which concluded on June 12, featured more than 100 packages, including theme park  passes, entertainment tickets, restaurant gift cards and several pieces of artwork. 

“I want to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated items to our auction, as well as everyone who  placed a bid,” Cruz said. “It was more than just a bid for a gift. It was a bid to end hunger.” 

The 2023 Summer Hunger Online Auction was sponsored by Bev Smith Toyota.  

Treasure Coast Food Bank’s online auctions are a popular way for people to support those in the community in  need of food. The next auction is slated for spring 2024. Follow Treasure Coast Food Bank on social media for  more information. 


Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each  year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 300 charitable organizations in Indian  River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of  direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better  health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a Partner Food Bank of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food  banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, or follow us  @TCFoodbank on Facebook or Twitter.

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