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Treasure Coast Food Bank helping federal workers and their families during government shutdown

Posted: 6:32 AM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-22 09:21:59-05
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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Fort Pierce is packing meals to help more than 1,000 federal workers and their families in the area.

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The workers still have not received a paycheck this year due to the partial government shutdown.

However, the food bank says they can’t do it alone and are asking for the public's help. They are looking for volunteers to pack food boxes all week, which will then be distributed to families in need.

The only requirement to volunteer is you must be at least 8 years old.

Volunteers are asked to head to the distribution center located at 401 Angle Rd. You can help with packing boxes from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

If you can’t help Monday there are still plenty of ways to get involved. You can donate food or items directly to the food bank or organize your own food drive.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can contact the Treasure Coast Food Bank 24/7 through email at scruz@tcfoodbank.org, phone at 772-489-3034 or on their Facebook page .

You can also make a cash donation at any time at www.stophunger.org