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Bidders Help Treasure Coast Food Bank Provide More Than 128,000 Meals

Bidders participating in the Summer Hunger Online Auction helped Treasure Coast Food Bank raise $16,000, enough to provide 128,000 meals for kids in need this summer.

“We’re so grateful to everyone who took part in our 2nd Annual Summer Hunger Online Auction,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “Summer is always a time of difficulty for families who struggle to make ends meet, and this year with rising costs, it’s especially important to have extra support for our programs that help the community’s most vulnerable.

The weeklong auction, which concluded on June 12, featured more than 100 packages, including theme park passes, entertainment tickets, restaurant gift cards and several pieces of artwork.

“I want to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated items to our auction, as well as everyone who placed a bid,” Cruz said. “It was more than just a bid for a gift. It was a bid to end hunger.”

The 2023 Summer Hunger Online Auction was sponsored by Bev Smith Toyota.

Treasure Coast Food Bank’s online auctions are a popular way for people to support those in the community in need of food. The next auction is slated for spring 2024. Follow Treasure Coast Food Bank on social media for more information.


Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034, log on to, visit our Facebook page at, or follow us on Twitter at