Social Sorting pairs good work with great times

FORT PIERCE, Florida – April 2, 2019 Life is short. Do stuff that matters. Do it with others who care as well.

That simple sentiment is behind a new program at Treasure Coast Food Bank that brings people together for fun paired with a little philanthropy. It’s called Social Sorting. Spend an evening at Treasure Coast Food Bank once a month for an event that promises a meaningful experience, enjoyable activities, and perhaps some new friends.

“When you get off work after a long day, sometimes you just want to go and relax, hang out. I personally enjoy doing things that make my heart and soul feel good. This is just another way to do that,” said Taylor Welchel, manager of Sailfish Brewing. She’s heading the Social Sorting committee, which is planning each month’s activities.

This month, Social Sorting takes place on Tuesday, April 9th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is All Star Game Night, and everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite sports-themed gear. For the first 90 minutes, everyone will work together to sort food and non-food essentials. For the rest of the evening, enjoy a game-focused party with music, and games anyone can play – corn hole, ping pong, Jenga, and board games.

Healthy Harvest Catering, a division of Treasure Coast Food Bank, will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and baked beans. Each participant 21 and over will receive two drink tickets for beer or wine. (Please remember to bring your ID.) There also will be door prizes provided by the St. Lucie Mets and Cabot Cheese, and a special appearance by St. Lucie Mets mascot, Klutch.

Social Sorting began in February with a Valentine’s Day theme. In March, volunteers took part in ShamRock Karaoke night. It takes place the second Tuesday of each month at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s headquarters, 401 Angle Road, Fort Pierce. In May, the committee is planning a food and beer pairing event. In addition to Welchel, committee members are Kathleen Clarke, Krista Garofalo, Tim Lynk, Deb Neufeld, Gary Porter, Triana Romero, Susan Scarola, and Tavaris Williams.

For more information, or to register, visit the events tab at or contact Gary Porter at or 772-446-1752