Drive-Through Mobile Pantry food distributions in Martin County
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Treasure Coast Food Bank is committed to serving all people affected by this unprecedented event. Treasure Coast Food Bank will hold two drive-through Mobile Pantries this week to provide emergency food assistance for families affected by the novel coronavirus. The Food Bank is continuing to meet needs of residents throughout the community seven days a week.
On Tuesday, March 31, the staff and volunteers will be at the Indiantown Non-Profit Housing Authority from 3 to 5 p.m. On Wednesday, April 1, they’ll hold a drive-through Mobile Pantry at the Martin County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until noon. At each location, thousands of pounds of pantry staples, fresh produce, meats and dairy products will be distributed on a first-come basis.
To keep everyone as safe as possible, Treasure Coast Food Bank asks everyone to follow some rules at the Mobile Pantries. They are drive-through only. The staff and volunteers using protective gloves and gear will place items directly into the trunks of cars, so no one needs to leave their cars. No walk-ups will be allowed.
Treasure Coast Food Bank encourages anyone who is sick to stay home and have someone else pick up items on your behalf. Vouchers are not needed for either the Indiantown or the Martin County Mobile Pantries, but they are designated for individuals in those specific areas only. Treasure Coast Food Bank is scheduling more Mobile Pantry distributions each week. Follow Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tcfoodbank/, to get immediate updates.
In the last two weeks, Treasure Coast Food Bank has seen about a 25 percent increase in demand for food and has distributed more than 500,000 pounds of food. The food bank is feeding about 26,000 people each day with Mobile Pantries, family food packs, pre-packaged meals for children and their families, and through its partner agencies.
Anyone who is in need of help or who wants to find out more information about volunteering or donating to Treasure Coast Food Bank can visit stophunger.org.