WHAT’S NEW AT COLLIER HARVEST?
We had another successful year with the Give Where You Live Collier event sponsored by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
With donations from kind individuals such as yourself and a matching grant from an anonymous donor we raised $21,800. We are so grateful for your generous support which will allow us to continue to fulfill our mission of feeding our hungry neighbors. Overall the Give Where You Live Collier event raised 4.1 million dollars for 40 nonprofit agencies that serve education and basic needs. It’s amazing what we can do when we come together as a community! Congratulations to the Community Foundation of Collier County for an extremely successful event!
Fill the Truck:
On April 2nd we partnered with 4 local Publix Super Markets for a one-day event to kick off the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
The day was a great success! We had volunteers at each store greeting customers, selling hotdogs, handing out balloons, serving cake and being our typical cheerful selves! Customers responded by donating almost $11,000
in purchased food! We are very grateful to the store managers and staff at the Publix Strand, Naples Walk, Riverchase and Pebblebrooke locations for their support in this event.
We are excited about this new partnership and the jump start it gives to the National Food Drive!
Mark your calendars! The 2016 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016.
For more than 20 years, Collier Harvest has helped collect food from Collier County residents' mailboxes to distribute to our hungry neighbors! Help us join NALC in our efforts to Stamp Out Hunger!
As usual, we will need many volunteers to have a successful Food Drive. On May 14th, we will need volunteers to sort and box donated food from noon to 7 p.m. We will also need a few drivers to help pick up food from the local post offices in the weeks leading up to the Food Drive.
We always have a fun day with friends, free pizza, beverages and great music!
In addition, please plan to donate food in the days before the Food Drive! If you are a seasonal resident and would like to donate your leftover canned goods before you leave, please let your postal worker or Collier Harvest know. We will arrange to pick up your items before your leave. We can also, with management permission, place Collier Harvest food bins in mailrooms of condominiums in April and May to hold donations to be picked up regularly by either your postal worker or Collier Harvest volunteers. And, of course, on May 14th, place your canned goods by your mailbox for pickup.
Stay tuned for more details and plan to join us May 14th in our effort to provide healthy and nutritious food for our hungry neighbors!
Collier Harvest Foundation is dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food to our hungry neighbors across Collier and southern Lee counties.
Since our inception in 1992 Collier Harvest has delivered millions of pounds of food to over 60 local social service agencies that serve the needy citizens of Collier County, Florida. By recovering this unused food and using it to feed the needy, our volunteers have enabled local charities to substantially expand their services by enabling them to allocate a larger portion of their budgets to non-food services.
In addition to food donations, Collier Harvest now accepts monetary donations. Although we keep our administrative costs low and our volunteers use their own personal vehicles and fuel to deliver the donated food, we still require some monetary support to fulfill our mission. Please contact us if you are interesting in making a donation.
Please come join us in our ongoing effort to wipe out hunger in our community. It only takes an hour or two of your time per week, and the rewards are immeasurable.
Our volunteers use this sheet to keep track of their deliveries, including the weight of goods delivered.
Volunteer Schedules and Drop-offs
Volunteers can check their schedules and drop off locations to ensure that donations make it to their appointed destinations at the right time.
We are currently updating our calendar. Please check back or contact us for scheduling questions.