We Need Your Help! Hurricane Irma Emergency Food Relief: Donate Now
As a result of power outages due to Hurricane Irma, millions of Florida families were forced to throw away food. Thankfully, several of our generous Product Partners have pledged 25 truckloads of fresh produce and proteins ready to be delivered to our UP Centers. Unfortunately, the fuel and freight costs to cover these additional shipments will cost our organization $60,575. Please consider making a donation to sponsor a pallet or truckload to help ensure this donated product can make it into the hands of those who need it most during this difficult time.
We could not manage the tens of thousands of souls who visit us each year without the passionate and professional staff members. It is true that working for any community organization must be a personal passion, but working for an organization whose efforts surround so many families who are hurting takes a special type of person. The emotion, stories, and struggles of so many do not stop at the parking lot; too often this burden goes home with our team, and learning how to cope with this weight takes a special type of human being. None of us could do this work without a support system. we are proud not only of our staff, but the people who raised them and have shaped their lives, and those who support them today.