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Treasure Coast Food Bank breaks ground on new multi-functional facility

Increased capacity will increase food distribution capacity and create jobs  

Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB), the Treasure Coast’s largest hunger relief organization, will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new 132,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility later this week. The state-of-the-art building will include cold storage and a full kitchen and support an efficient coordinated response to community needs in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. The facility will consolidate its operations and enable the organization to exceed the number of people it serves (currently 250,000 weekly) while creating over 50 new jobs.

WHO:      Treasure Coast Food Bank

WHAT:     Groundbreaking of a new multi-functional warehouse and distribution facility. A one-stop shop for individuals and families to access key support services.

WHEN:     Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, | 9:30 a.m.


WHERE:    Treasure Coast Food Bank

                   400 Loop Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34947



Economic Boost: The warehouse construction is expected to bring a one-time economic boost of $32.2 million during construction and an annual recurring positive impact of $12 million. This is supported by the creation of 53 direct new jobs, 19.5 indirect jobs, and 11.5 induced jobs.Client Base Growth: Anticipate a 12% increase in the number of clients served annually.Enhanced Food Distribution: Aim to enhance nutritious meal distribution by 76%.Community Engagement: Expand volunteer opportunities, targeting a 50% increase in participation.Partnership Expansion: Strengthen community partnerships with a 20% increase.Workforce Development: Expand Job Training programs by 50%.


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 300 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 Partner Food Bank 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, or follow us @TCFoodbank on Facebook  or Twitter.