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Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB) was founded in 1989. It is the largest hunger-relief organization and the only Food Bank in Okeechobee County, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie. The Food Bank provides 400 very active pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior housing, and low-income day-care centers with large quantities of food from name brand manufactures and USDA commodities on a daily basis. TCFB also operates various mobile food pantries throughout its service area and assist pantries that provide backpacks to hundreds of children on the weekend.
Established in 1988, Martha’s House is dedicated to working to end domestic violence, and to serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Okeechobee County. In addition to operating a 24-bed emergency shelter and a 24 hr hotline, Martha’s House provides a number of vital services to the county’s most vulnerable members.
ThE WaRRiOR CeNTeR
Founded in 2015, The Warrior Center provides support to Veterans and their families in Okeechobee, as well as Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and First Responders, with a focus on supporting and appreciating those who have served, through awareness campaigns, rallies and fundraisers.
OkEEChoBEE SuBSTaNCE ABuSE CoALiTIoN
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition is comprised of parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, counselors, judges and other concerned citizens who care about the welfare of Okeechobee’s youth and are willing to help make a difference. The coalition seeks to create an open community in which young people may grow up healthy, caring and responsible.
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. They reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and power. Headcount’s message is not about what party you support or where you land on an issue. It’s that you must speak to be heard.
UNiTeD WaY of LEE, HenDRY, GLaDeS and OkEEcHoBee CoUnTiEs
Established in 1967, The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community. This is accomplished through fundraising, fund distribution, community building and volunteer advancement.
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The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) are full-time and retired law enforcement officers dedicated to the betterment of Okeechobee County. FOP participates in many charitable activities, community projects, offers scholarships, and have an officer’s assistance fund for catastrophic events.
For Okeechobee is a local nonprofit whose mission is to serve those in need in and around Okeechobee, FL.
HBI is a national nonprofit that provides training, curriculum development and job placement services for the building industry. With job placement rates at over 80 percent for graduates, HBI training programs are taught in local communities across the country to at-risk youth, veterans, transitioning military personnel, justice-involved youth and adults, and displaced workers.
BiG BroTHeRs BiG SiSterS oF OkEEChObEe CoUntY
Established in 2007, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okeechobee County’s vision is that all children achieve success in life. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that will change their lives for the better, forever.
Skip Bryant Memorial Fund
Skip Bryant was the first and only Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in the line of duty in a plane crash in November of 1991 during a search & rescue mission on Lake Okeechobee. The Memorial Fund is set up to aid the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters in the Okeechobee area in their time of need, as well as providing college scholarships for the children of area law enforcement officers and firefighters.