South Brevard Sharing Center Partners with United Way and 211 Brevard
South Brevard Sharing Center (SBSC) has been approved as a Local Partner and pick-up site with Ride United: Last Mile Delivery (RULMD). RULMD, an innovative partnership with United Way Worldwide, 211, and DoorDash, expands SBSC’s services utilizing DoorDash’s logistics platform and Dashers, powering free deliveries for at-risk and food-insecure households.
Neighbors across south Brevard continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 and the inflationary costs of goods and services. Residents without transportation face additional challenges. For more than 50 years, SBSC has served the community, helping our neighbors most in need. SBSC is proud to partner with 211 Brevard, DoorDash, United Way of Brevard, Health First, Publix Super Markets Charities, Space Coast Association of REALTORSⓇ Foundation, and Sunshine Health to provide food and hygiene assistance for local residents.
“Across our community, we are seeing an increase in Melbourne and Palm Bay residents who are unable to access local food pantries. I knew we had to do something to help these neighbors. This partnership came at an opportune time as SBSC had just begun discussions on how we could establish a food delivery program”, said Pamela Huffman Gunthorpe, Executive Director of SBSC.
“So far this year, by partnering with other nonprofits like South Brevard Sharing Center, we’ve been able to utilize Door Dashers – free of charge – to make more than 500 deliveries,” said Libby Donoghue, Executive Director of 211 Brevard. “We’re excited to grow that number along with SBSC and other partners and help more people in our community who are experiencing hunger and are limited in transportation.”
How can you help?
1 in 8 people in Brevard are affected by hunger or food insecurity. You can help make it easier for people to access what they need by making a donation of non-perishable food items to South Brevard Sharing Center at 17 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne
Give food: Donations of non-perishable food items can be made to South Brevard Sharing Center at 17 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne.
Donate supplies: You can also drop off baby supplies (diapers/wipes), hygiene items, socks, bug spray, and tents or tarps.
People who need help finding available local resources, including food can reach 211 Brevard for more information by dialing 2-1-1 or texting their ZIP code to 898211.
About South Brevard Sharing Center: South Brevard Sharing Center is a non-profit, community based agency whose mission is to support, strengthen and empower families to achieve self-sufficiency in south Brevard, Florida. This assistance includes food, clothing, household items and support to obtain prescriptions, utility and rent assistance, and other items through individualized case management services. Visit www.mysbsc.org to learn more about South Brevard Sharing Center.
About 211 Brevard: 211 Brevard will celebrate its 60th anniversary serving the community in 2023. The nonprofit helps residents find help in financial, community and emotional crisis 24/7, and offers suicide intervention via the 2-1-1 dialing code as well as through the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Learn more at 211brevard.org.