In 2013, after learning about the high demand on food pantries and soup kitchens in the summer months when kids were out of school, White Glove through Move for Hunger stepped in to help. A summer food drive was launched that mimicked the efforts of the holiday food drive by delivering sturdy moving boxes to businesses who wished to participate. Each location committed to one, or more, and were required to fill them with non-perishables. This year, over forty-five locations throughout Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties participated in the 5th Annual Summer Food Drive hosted by White Glove Moving & Storage. The goal was to raise 1,000 lbs. of food between May 30th and June 12th this year.
White Glove Moving along with the Treasure Coast Food Bank are proud to report that the goal was exceeded by 3x’s the amount. On June 19th, four full pallets were unloaded off the 26’ foot long moving truck weighing a total of 3,201 lbs. which equates to over 2,667 meals for families in need throughout the Treasure Coast. To date over 30,000 lbs. of food has been raised since 2013 by White Glove and community partners.
Of course a feat this big could not have been made possible if it were not for dedicated local businesses, networking professionals, realtors and customers moving who took the time to donate their unwanted non-perishable food items to help with the efforts. A big thank to the following businesses broken down by county.
Indian River County:
Keller Williams Realty, Sea Turtle Real Estate, Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Oceanside, Marine Bank in Vero and Sebastian, Decors by Jackie & Palm Coast Development, Nurse on Call, Store Right Self Storage, Caliber Home Loans, GHO Homes, Costa d’Este, Vero Insurance, Lambert Commercial, JM Stringer Gallery, Renaissance Senior Living, First American Title, Cravings, Beached Whale, Sebastian Insurance, Sebastian Chamber of Commerce, Larocque Realty, Social Cindy, Alexander Insurance, Live Like Cole, Planet Vero and the Vero Premier Women’s Network.
Ft. Pierce/Pt. St. Lucie:
Hutchinson Island Marriott, The Gilt Complex, House of Refuge Museum, Cabana at Jensen Dunes, Martin County Fire Rescue, Kirchman Construction, McAlister Real Estate of Stuart, Skin Serenity Spa and the Women’s Power Lunch.