Effective March 19, Member Share Grocery Program hours at our three UP Centers located in Orlando, Indian River County and St. Lucie County will transition to be Monday - Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with our Orlando and St. Lucie County locations also operating Sundays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To streamline our operations to focus on the increased need at our main Indian River UP Center, our satellite grocery program located in South Vero Beach will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

As we continue to focus on serving the community during this increased time of need, our programs remain available to low-income families.

For more details on our response to this ever-changing situation, including the enhanced precautionary measures we are taking to protect every person who steps foot onto each of our campuses, please click here.

In stressful situations, many of our neighbors turn to United Against Poverty for information, direction and reassurance. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

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As of Monday, January 27 our North Member Share Grocery, Crisis Stabilization, Education and Success Training Employment Programs– as well as collaborating partner services– are operating fully out of our new facility. Located at 1400 27th Street, our new UP Center is just across the street from our former US-1 campus – click here for a map.

United Against Poverty Announces A Campaign to Retrofit Their New UP Center

Vero Beach, Fla. — United Against Poverty (UP) embarked on Phase I of the Lifting Lives out of Poverty campaign to provide funds to purchase a building of sufficient size to consolidate its programs and provide additional space to host collaborating partners. Thanks to the generous support of its board and several community stakeholders, UP raised $2 million to purchase a 46,000 square-foot building. The “New UP Center” is located in the historic Main Street area of Vero Beach directly east of the Indian River County Administration Center.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A second phase of this campaign will fund the buildout, retrofit and improvement of the building. Once finished, the New UP Center will dramatically increase the ability of the most vulnerable members of the Indian River County community to receive a “Hand Up”. The center will provide lowincome families greater access to much-needed resources. The results: decreased poverty and increased economic stability for families in Indian River County.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   November 7th at 5:30 p.m., UP’s Campaign Cabinet will host a kickoff event to officially launch Phase II of the Lifting Lives out of Poverty campaign. The kickoff event will be held in The New UP Center building located at 1400 27th Street. Campaign Cabinet Honorary Chairman Paul Becker remarked “This event will celebrate a pivotal moment in the history of the organization. I would like to thank my fellow Campaign Cabinet members Peter Bijur, Robert Brackett, Marybeth Cunningham, Don Drinkard, Todd Fennell, Bill Frick, Bernie Kastory, Chet Lasell, Barbara Lowry, Alma Lee Loy, Karan Morein, Robert Puff, and Jennifer Watson for helping make this night possible.” At the kick-off event, campaign leaders will announce the amount of funds raised toward the retrofit project.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   United Against Poverty is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. The organization operates UP Centers in Indian River County, St. Lucie County and Orlando which serve more than 10,000 low-income families daily.