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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Life 2019 Conference

This year, thousands of high school students poured in from all over the country to attend the week-long LIFE 2019 Conference, held by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Included in the experience is the opportunity for large groups to volunteer at various nonprofit organizations throughout Central Florida. UP Orlando was lucky enough to be one of those service project sites!

From July 10-July 13, a different team of 75 amazing high school students showed up everyday ready to work. That means a total of 300 volunteers served at our campus!

Volunteers worked hard in our Member Share Grocery Program and the aisles have never looked better! These overachievers also helped to give our campus a “face-lift” by repainting the fence for the back parking lot, as well as our donation drop bin and volunteer training area.

In addition to the outstanding hard work of this group, our staff and members were blown away by their positive, energetic, and caring spirits! Thank you again to the LIFE 2019 students, counselors, and event organizers!