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Auction takes a bite out of Summer Hunger

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Dr. Jo Magennis and her daughter, who won the Gone Fishing package and other items

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Greg and Maureen Pringle, show the A.E. Bachus Certified Numbered print titled Dawn's First Light that they won

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Robert Lord, winner of a dinner for 10 at Kyle G's Restaurant

Bidders participating in the Summer Hunger Online Auction helped Treasure Coast Food Bank raise more than $16,000, enough to provide 131,576 meals for kids in need this summer.

“We’re so grateful to everyone who took part in our 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 auction, which wrapped in June, featured more than 100 items, including theme park passes, entertainment tickets, restaurant gift cards, and several pieces of artwork.

“Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items to our auction, and thanks to everyone who placed a bid,” Cruz said. “It was more than just a bid for a gift. It was a bid to beat hunger.”

Auction donors were 2nd Street Bistro, 11 Maple Street, 12A Buoy, A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum, Beachside Dog Spa, Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille, Ann Brown, Brevard Zoo, Chuck’s Seafood, Citron Bistro, Coastal Comforts, Conchy Joe’s, Condon Jewelers, Suzanne Cook, Dinosaur World, Dolphin Bar, Drift Away Massage & Spa, East Coast Lumber & Supply, Environmental Learning Center, the Evgeniou Family, Marie Ferraro, Fellsmere Police Department, Garden of Esther, Historical Society of Martin County, Hurricane Grill and Wings Palm City, Islamorada Beer Company, Just Breathe Aerials, Kyle G’s Prime Seafood, Sara Lucas, Mash Monkeys Brewing Company, McKee Botanical Gardens, and Meating Street.

Additional donors were Moon Golf, Mulligan’s Beach House, Neurostrive Hydration & Med Spa, Ocean Grill, Pareidolia Brewing Company, PGA Golf Club, Rapids Water Park, Greg and Maureen Pringle, Reel Art by Pat Sievers, Riverside Theatre,  St. Lucie County Fire District, St. Lucie County Jewelry & Coins, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office,  Salt Vero, Salty’s Watersports,  Sandridge Golf Club, Sebastian Golf Club, Ed Skvarch, Southern Eagle Distributing, Southern Social, Stringers Tavern and Oyster Bar, Summer Crush Vineyard and Winery, Sunshine Furniture, Dana Trabulsy, Vero Fitness, Yard Doc, YIP Fitness, Zoo Miami, and Zoo Tampa.

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 the 2022 holiday season. Follow Treasure Coast Food Bank on social media for more information.

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