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Thank you for helping us to stamp out hunger for 25 years

 


 



Celebrating 25 Years




HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF

On September 10th Hurricane Irma hit our community.  The effect and devastation were far reaching.  During this time of healing and rebuilding, Collier Harvest is reminded of the reliance our agencies have on us.  

We have distributed thousands of pounds of food to over a dozen agencies since the storm. Many of these agencies are smaller and are spread across Collier County; from Immokalee to Everglades City, and from Marco Island to North Naples. Some are often overlooked for funding and food donations, but are fundamental in accessing people who may not have the ability to reach food pantries.  Collier Harvest takes the responsibility of being a reliable source of food for these agencies to heart. 

We are committed to assisting in the long-term recovery.  Together, neighbors helping neighbors, we can rebuild our community.  Please consider donating to our Hurricane Irma Relief efforts to assist Collier Harvest in feeding our hungry neighbors during this critical time.

WHAT'S NEW AT COLLIER HARVEST?

Collier Harvest Student and Family Outreach

We are very excited to start our 2nd year working with the Collier County Public School District and its Title I schools. After a successful first year, we have officially named the program "Collier Harvest Student and Family Outreach" and have added an additional school to support. This year we'll be working with both East Naples Middle and Golden Gate Middle schools, suppling groceries to help families in need during the critical time of the month when food staples are running low.

PROGRAM FACTS:

 • 65% of all CCPS students are eligible for free or reduced meals due to family income level.
 • Once a month, we'll provide groceries to feed 100 families.
 • In total, 22,400 meals will be distributed by the program this school year.

We are grateful for the generosity of our program sponsors who help us make a difference in the lives of students and families at these schools.
Executive Sponsor: Erma & Walt Nelson/ Trinity Commercial Group
Director Sponsor: FineMark National Bank & Trust
Partner Sponsors: IRMS, Inc.    
  Melody Klein - Keller Williams Realty    
  Moe's Southwest Grill
  Publix Supermarkets
  The Woodhouse Day Spa


Collier Harvest Fundraising drive 2016

Spread the Love Warehouse Distribution

On October 26th, we held our 4th Spread the Love Warehouse Distribution. These distributions allow us to assist our partner agencies by supplying food specific items such as canned protein, soups and vegetables, peanut butter, carbohydrates and fresh produce.  Over 20,000 pounds of food was distributed to 13 agencies to help fill their pantry shelves. This event could not be possible without a $10,000 grant received from The Angel Fund for Small Nonprofits of the Community Foundation of Collier County. A big thank you also goes out to the management at Publix – The Strand for your continued support in our programs!

Special Thanks

THANK YOU to the many organizations and individuals who’ve given monetary donations during our Hurricane Irma Relief efforts! To date we have raised over $26,000 which will provide close to 28,000 meals to those in need. Special thanks to:

John R. Wood Properties -  agents in Collier & Lee Counties
The Angel Fund for Small Nonprofits Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County
Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples
Wells Fargo Foundation – Naples Employees
Drusilla Farwell Foundation

We’d also like to thank the many organizations and local schools who have held food drives to benefit Collier Harvest over the last 2 months.   To date, over 5000 pounds of food have been donated and more is coming in!

Thank you NABOR, Osceola Elementary, East Naples Middle, Pelican Marsh Elementary, Hodges University, Midgard Self-Storage and National Security Mortgage.

IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY!
This year we celebrate 25 years serving our community and feeding our hungry neighbors. We've delivered over 18 million pounds of food to over 60 agencies through the years, and we could not be prouder of this huge milestone! Thank you to our daily volunteers who pick up surplus food 7 days a week and so many who have volunteered their time during food drives. Thank you to those who have donated food year after year for Stamp Out Hunger and to our donors whose monetary gifts allow us to purchase healthy and nutritious food to fill empty pantries. We hope you will continue to join us in our mission to feed those in need in Collier County!


Weight Log

Our volunteers use this sheet to keep track of their deliveries, including the weight of goods delivered.

>> View Weight Log

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

See more pictures of our day at this year’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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