4 Treasure Coast Organizations Fighting Food Insecurity That Help Serve Up Healthy Meals To Our Community

by Lee Cotton Apr 2017 Also on Digital Edition

Food insecurity is the lack of substantial food based on economics or location. Hunger is an issue that affects many households, but there are organizations that aid in this global issue to help provide local assistance. 

Here are four ways to give the gift of food and nourishment:

Treasure Coast Food Bank:

The Treasure Coast Food Bank offers programs that provide services to improve the wellness and health of the community and pets. There are volunteer opportunities for fundraising, mobile pantry volunteers and administrative work; stophunger.org.

Meals on Wheels:

The Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program provides noontime meals to those who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Volunteers assist by delivering meals to clients’ homes in Martin County; kanecenter.org.

House of Hope:

This non-profit agency provides food, clothing and services to those in need in Martin County. House of Hope offers youth volunteer opportunities and additional services including assistance in the thrift store, food pantry and nutrition garden; hohmartin.org.

Can We Help:

This organization feeds homeless men, women and children each Thursday by having volunteers supply the food and prepare the meal in their own homes. Can We Help will then deliver the home-cooked meal. The organization is in need of volunteers who can cook one meal a year or more if desired; canwehelpstuart.org.

For more advice from Cotton, visit her website at pilatesandyourpalate.com or call her at 772.485.6585.

(Image via Facebook/Treasure Coast Food Bank)

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