Effective March 19, Member Share Grocery Program hours at our three UP Centers located in Orlando, Indian River County and St. Lucie County will transition to be Monday - Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with our Orlando and St. Lucie County locations also operating Sundays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To streamline our operations to focus on the increased need at our main Indian River UP Center, our satellite grocery program located in South Vero Beach will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

As we continue to focus on serving the community during this increased time of need, our programs remain available to low-income families.

For more details on our response to this ever-changing situation, including the enhanced precautionary measures we are taking to protect every person who steps foot onto each of our campuses, please click here.

In stressful situations, many of our neighbors turn to United Against Poverty for information, direction and reassurance. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

Help keep our Emergency Food Pantry Stocked!

An Emergency Food Pantry is an important part of the operations for any community service agency.  It is when food pantries become the primary long term source of assistance for a family that the good intentions of neighbors, churches and agencies actually contribute to generational poverty. United Against Poverty partners with dozens of other community organizations to not only meet immediate food needs for families struggling to put food on the table, but also address health challenges and connect families with resources that will break the terrible cycle of poverty.

In addition to our main Member Share Grocery Program, we maintain a small Emergency Food Pantry to help families that are facing true crisis situations. Because everything we do at UP Orlando centers around our “hand up, not handout” model, clients must participate in a 30 minute life skills class in order to receive a free bag of emergency food items that will provide two well-rounded meals.

The non-perishable items stocked in the pantry are exclusively provided by food drives hosted by schools, churches, companies, civic groups and neighborhoods. You can help stock our shelves by collecting protein-rich items like peanut butter, tuna fish, canned chili, Vienna sausages and canned ravioli. Your kindness will not only put food on the table for a hungry family, but help a parent take the first step towards bettering their life. *Donations of food can be dropped off at our locations seven days a week between 8:30am – 5pm.

Most Useful Food Donations

Baby Food | Basic Feminine Hygeine Products | Bottled Water | Canned Fruit (pop top lid) | Cereal Bars | Canned Beans | Canned Potatoes| Canned Soup | Diapers | Ensure | Jams or Jellies | Oatmeal | Pasta | Peanut Butter | Rice | Small Boxed Cereal | Saltine Crackers | Tuna | Vienna Sausage

Two weeks notice is require for food drive pick ups. Please contact Imani Brooks at (407) 650-0774 ext. 1731 or Imani@unitedagainstpoverty.org for additional information! A flyer for office/event use can be downloaded here.

Sheraton Vistana Resort employees dropping off items from their canned food drive.

Thank you to Joe Haleski and the Orlando Solar Bears for hosting a food drive for us every season!