Treasure Coast Food Bank welcomes the community back to its warehouse for its fourth annual 24-hour sorting and packing event from Friday, Oct. 26 to Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
This year, Pack The House is presented by Wells Fargo, and the focus is on preparing for the holidays by helping to pack 10,000 holiday meal boxes for those in need on the Treasure Coast.
“The holidays are just around the corner, and we’ll be packing holiday meal boxes that help ensure that those struggling with hunger won’t miss out on celebrating,” said Judith Cruz, Treasure Coast Food Bank President and CEO.
Marking its 30th year in service to those struggling with hunger, Treasure Coast Food Bank provides meals for 100,000 individuals each week. During the holiday season, that number rises with requests for help with holiday meals.
Pack The House presented by Wells Fargo kicks off with an opening ceremony and lunch on Friday, Oct. 26 at noon. The lunch will be provided by Healthy Harvest Catering, a program of Treasure Coast Food Bank. Keeping with the tradition that began four years ago, the ceremony will include a tribute to first responders and a moment of silence for the victims of Sept. 11. The event wraps 24 hours later with the final count of meals prepared during the event.
More than 500 volunteers are expected to help sort and pack holiday meals and food for other Treasure Coast Food Bank programs during the event at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s headquarters, 401 Angle Road in Fort Pierce. Volunteer spots still are available. Come with a group, or meet new friends while helping during one of the three-hour shifts. To sign up, please visit stophunger.org/volunteer.
For more information about volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, visit stophunger.org/events.