Treasure Coast Food Bank at Grant Park in Fellsmere
By Rhonda Blakey for Ebony News Today
Treasure Coast Food Bank was at Grant Park in Fellsmere the morning of July 18th, distributing nutritious food to our neighbors in need. “Typically, we can feed at least 500 people with each Mobile Pantry Distribution” said Rhonda Blakey, Director of Corporate Partnerships. The Mobile Pantry program is designed to go to identified food deserts where the population in the area does not have regular access to food.
Treasure Coast Food Bank is the largest hunger relief agency and the only food bank in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. They currently provide food for nearly 100,000 people a week who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. “We have been a presence in Fellsmere for years” continued Blakey “but we are looking to broaden our scope to serve even more people in Fellsmere.” Thanks to Wellcare’s sponsorship and the outreach of Fellsmere Police Chief Keith Touchberry, the food bank had their first ever mobile distribution in Grant Park. Pastor Annie Mae Brown hosted the location and passed out vouchers to individuals in need.
“We are committed to solving the problem of hunger in this region” stated Blakey “and we are focused on the Fellsmere community along with anywhere in the area where families, children, seniors and veterans struggle to put food on the table. Thanks to the efforts of Fellsmere community leaders and great events like today, we are on our way to help provide hope for a better future.” For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, visit their website at stophunger.org or call at 772-489-3034.