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VOL. 24  NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2022

      Hundreds Of Volunteers Pack Thousands

      Of Holiday Meal Boxes At Pack The House

      More Opportunities Available                                                                         hospitality, and barista training. They also offer commercial
                                                                                                           driver license training, so not only does the food bank
      To Help The One In Four                                                                              provide emergency food but it offers job training. So again,
      Struggling To Make Ends Meet                                                                         I want to welcome you here this morning. It’s a great event
                                                                                                           to prepare for the holidays. We really appreciate you all
                                                                                                           being here early this morning, and welcome. Let’s go!”
         Hundreds of volunteers packed 15,000 holiday meal                                                    Several community partners supported Pack the House.
      boxes as part of Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Eighth                                                   Walmart supply chain was this year’s ceremonial sponsor.
      Annual Pack the House, a kickoff to the holiday season.                                              Supporting sponsors were Cleveland Clinic Martin Health,
      The event took place Oct. 28 and 29. More than 500                                                   iTHINK Financial, and TD Bank.
      volunteers worked in three-hour shifts to fill boxes with                                               Pack the House is one of several activities Treasure
      holiday fixings for people struggling to make ends meet.                                             Coast  Food  Bank  holds  to  ensure  that  everyone  can
         Treasure Coast Food Bank Board member Mark     Heather Grace, Heather Gunnell, Julia Hogan and Cheryl   share in a traditional holiday meal this year as inflation
      Satterlee welcomed guests and dignitaries to the kickoff   Jones from Walmart Neighborhood Store No. 7299   continues to stress household budgets.  There also is
      ceremony Friday morning, sharing that Treasure Coast                                                 an upcoming holiday auction, turkey drive, and many
      Food Bank helps anyone facing economic hardship.  the food bank on all the things that they do,” Satterlee   volunteering opportunities.
         “As deputy county administrator, one of my focuses   said. “Besides packing and distributing food, they’re
      is economic development and I’m proud to work with   also providing career opportunities including culinary,   Hundreds Of Volunteers on page 3
      Horse Show Fundraiser Benefiting Friends In Pink

         Riders from all over South Florida came together at
      Tailwind Trails in Palm City, Fla., on Oct. 22 for the second
      annual “Ride for a Reason” to raise money for Friends

      Horse Show Fundraiser Benefiting on page 4
      Fundraiser To Benefit Family Promise Was A Bed Of Roses

      By Jackie Holfelder                                  T h e  bu si ne sse s,
         The sky was brilliant blue and the enthusiasm was   nonprofits and organizations
      infectious at the Third Annual Family Promise of Martin   entering beds included First
      County  Bed  Races that  took place  on Oct.  22  at First   United Methodist Church of
      United Methodist Church of Stuart.                Stuart, Immanuel Lutheran
         The 12 imaginative and creative beds that were entered started
      lining up well before the event’s 10 a.m. start time and there were   Fundraiser To Benefit
      plenty of spectators and supporters on hand to cheer their efforts.  Family Promise on page 4

                                                                                  Teams from Love of Learning and Unity of Stuart. Photo by DeVine Portraits
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