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.

No Foolin’ Fool’s Day 5K Returns

United Against Poverty of St. Lucie County will be hosting its Second Annual Fool’s Day 5k run/walk on Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. at South Causeway Park in Fort Pierce. Community members are invited to lace up their sneakers and “Be a Blessing in Disguise” for the 56,924 or 51% of households in St. Lucie County that struggle to meet their basic needs. Participants of all ages and abilities can run, jog, stroll or roll through an exciting 3.1 mile course filled with silly string, bubbles, squirt guns and other fun surprises. Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt, pair of Groucho glasses, race bib with timing chip and pre- and post-race refreshments. Participants in the following categories will take home an iconic chattering teeth trophy—top overall male finishers, top overall female finishers, top overall Blessing in Disguise finishers (who wear the glasses the entire course!), top individual fundraisers, top team fundraisers and top four-legged finishers (dogs welcome). All funds raised benefit United Against Poverty of St. Lucie County whose mission is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.