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.

United Against Poverty Recognized

  On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce held their 35th Annual Business and Industry Awards in front of a record- breaking audience. Over 425 attendees joined the SLC Chamber of Commerce in recognizing some of the top businesses and organizations in St. Lucie County. This yearly event, held in the beautiful Treasure Coast Lexus Showroom in Fort Pierce, was moderated by the Emmy award-winning Journalist, Liz Quirantes, a news anchor at CBS 12 News.   More than 500+ St. Lucie County business and organizations were nominated in 21 different categories. In a field of 52 nominees in the Non-Profit Category, United Against Poverty St. Lucie was this year’s runner-up.   Canieria Gardner, the Executive Director of UP St. Lucie remarked, “Being recognized as being one of the best in St. Lucie County in front of a record-setting sold-out crowd of 425 community members was truly an honor.” She added, “I’m so thankful to our staff, leadership team and board of directors for their commitment to excellence.”   The mission of United Against Poverty, a 501(c)3, is to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. Find out how you can volunteer and partner with UP St. Lucie visit www.upslc.org or stop by the campus at 2520 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34947. To schedule a tour call 772-468-8543 or e-mail info@unitedagainstpoverty.org.