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FORT PIERCE, Fla. ­­– Nov. 6, 2023 – Treasure Coast Food Bank is in need of about 600 additional turkeys for families seeking help for the Thanksgiving holiday this year.

The high cost of food and other necessities has put a strain on household budgets across the Treasure Coast, and the food bank already has seen an increase in the number of people seeking help for a holiday meal.

To make it easier for people wanting to donate a turkey, Treasure Coast Food Bank has extended its hours for collecting them. Anyone wanting to help can drop off a frozen, uncooked turkey at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s headquarters, 401 Angle Road in Fort Pierce, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Treasure Coast Food Bank will be accepting donations between now and Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Throughout the month, Treasure Coast Food Bank and its partner agencies are distributing turkeys and holiday meal boxes to people who otherwise would not be able to share in a traditional Thanksgiving meal. To learn more, 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.