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.

Help keep our Emergency Food Pantry Stocked!

In addition to our main Member Share Grocery Program, the UP Center maintains a small Crisis Food Pantry to help families that are facing true emergency situations. Everything we do at UP St. Lucie centers around our “hand up, not handout” model, so members are encouraged to join the grocery program and participate in a life skills classes to receive a free bag of food items that will provide two well-rounded meals. The non-perishable items stocked in the pantry are provided by food drives hosted by schools, churches, companies, civic groups and neighborhoods. Collecting protein-rich items like peanut butter, tuna fish, canned chili, Vienna sausages and canned ravioli helps stock our shelves with well-balanced food. Your kindness will put food on the table for a hungry family and help a parent take the first step towards bettering their life.

Most Useful Food Donations

Baby Food | Feminine Hygiene Products | Bottled Water | Canned Fruit (pop top lid) | Cereal Bars | Canned Beans | Canned Vegetable, Potatoes, Fruit| Canned Soup | Diapers | Ensure | Jams or Jellies | Oatmeal | Pasta | Peanut Butter | Rice | Small Boxed Cereal | Crackers | Tuna | Vienna Sausage

Please contact: (772) 468-8543 for additional information!

Bayshore Elementary staff and students show their concern for our community with food and clothing during their annual drive.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc Delta Lambda Sigma Chapter Ft. Pierce helps to bring food and hope to families during the holidays.