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Family food boxes will be given to neighbors in need

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Aug. 16, 2023 – In this case, striking out is a homerun.

The annual Strike Out Hunger Day with the St. Lucie Mets takes place on Thursday, Aug. 17, at Clover Park in support of Treasure Coast Food Bank.

The St. Lucie Mets players and staff will show their commitment to striking out hunger by helping to build family food boxes that morning from 9 a.m. to noon. They’ll be packing 300 family food boxes for neighbors in need on the Treasure Coast.

“This is our seventh year to partner with the Mets for Strike Out Hunger, and it’s always a great evening at Clover Park,” said Judith Cruz, president and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “We’re grateful for the players’ ongoing support of our mission to solve hunger on the Treasure Coast.”

Treasure Coast Food Bank is also hosting a food drive ahead of the game. Stop by the food bank’s donation booth, located in front of the stadium, between 4:30 p.m. and the start of the game at 6:10 p.m. to drop off food items. Patrons who bring five canned food items will receive one free ticket to the evening’s game.

In addition, raffle tickets will be on sale for an autographed Mets Strike Out Hunger jersey. The jersey will be given away at the end of the 4th inning. The winner does not have to be present to win.

To learn more about Treasure Coast Food Bank, visit


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.