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It's the time of year to think of others
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Posted: 2013 May 03 - 07:24

Hello, everyone. There is so much going on in Fort Pierce this week, I'm not sure where to start.

But although there are a variety of different things to do, they all have one thing in common -- they are all about helping others.

If you get a chance, head out the Team City of Fort Pierce and FPUA's barbecue on May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Center. The employees have teamed up to raise money for the upcoming Fort Pierce Relay for Life.

What makes their fundraiser so great is that everything was donated to them to sell, so 100 percent of the profits are going to the relay. A big thanks to Lenzi's Diner for the food and flatware donation. I know they donated lunches, but I've eaten their breakfasts, too, and they know their food! I look forward to picking up a lunch for a good cause.

Finally, as the snowbirds start to pack up and head up north, I want to give a quick suggestion that will help families here over the summer months.

The leftovers in your pantry could mean food for another family. Our local Treasure Coast Food Bank is holding a Farewell Food Drive to encourage everyone heading to their northern homes to donate the unopened food rather than throw it away.

Food can be dropped off at St. Lucie Battery & Tire and WellMed locations in the four-county area. You can also drop it off to the Treasure Coast Food Bank office at 3051 25th St. in Fort Pierce.

The most needed foods are peanut butter, cereal, macaroni and cheese, canned food, pasta and meals in a box. Non-food items also in demand are laundry detergent, diapers and gift cards.

Even though it might look like your handful of items doesn't amount to much, when it is combined with other donations, it becomes clear how much this community cares.

And that's always something to be proud of.

Until next week, drive safe.

Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor for Hometown News and can be reached at dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com.

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