Bug Bite Thing Donates $10,000 to Treasure Coast Food Bank

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bug Bite Thing announces a donation of $10,000 to Treasure Coast Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The largest hunger-relief organization on Florida's Treasure Coast, the outfit helps individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes and self-sufficiency. It serves four county regions: Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties, and has reported a 200% increase in the demand for food assistance since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 40% of people seeking food assistance are doing so for the first time.

“Since the pandemic began, we've seen so many people needing help for the first time in their lives,“ said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “We're extremely grateful to Bug Bite Thing Founder & CEO Kelley Higney and President Ellen McAlister for thinking of our Treasure Coast families, and this donation will go a long way to provide meals for those in need.“

Bug Bite Thing's donation will support the organization's ongoing efforts to fight hunger, providing local children, seniors and families who have been impacted the most by the pandemic access to food and nutritious meals.

In addition to a monetary donation, Bug Bite ...

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