IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY!
This year we celebrate 25 years serving our community and feeding our hungry neighbors. We've delivered over 17.4 million pounds of food to over 60 agencies through the years, and we could not be more proud 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!
WHAT'S NEW AT COLLIER HARVEST?
Give Where You Live Collier 2017
We had another successful year with this 24 hour, online giving 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 $18,200. 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 just over 4 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!
The Food Fast program at East Naples Middle School has been a great success where we provide groceries once a month to 50 families in need. This program helps families during the critical time of the month when food supplies are running low.
Thank you to the following local businesses who sponsor this program:
|Moe's Southwest Grill||Rick Johnson Tire and Auto|
|Fish Crazy||IRMS, Inc.|
|Castle & Shores Real Estate||Publix Supermarkets|
Our goal is expand this program to an additional Title 1 school next year! If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this program, please contact us to find out how!
2017 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!
Mark your calendars! The 2017 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will take place Saturday, May 13, 2017 For 25 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! Last year, Collier County residents donated 257,000 pounds of nonperishable food!
This is a great opportunity to donate your surplus food items BEFORE YOU LEAVE!! Please leave your unopened, nonperishable food donations in a bag by your mail box for your mail carrier to collect. We can, 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. Please contact us for assistance with early food donations.
As usual, we will need many volunteers to have a successful Food Drive. On May 13th, we need volunteers to sort and box donated food from noon to 7 p.m. We also need volunteers to assist at postal branches to transfer donations to be delivered to the warehouse. We always have a fun day with friends, free pizza, beverages and great music!
Contact us to sign up for all volunteer positions!
See why everyone loves to volunteer for the annual NALC Food Drive!
Our volunteers use this sheet to keep track of their deliveries, including the weight of goods delivered.
Save the Dates
March 26-April 30: Satisfy the Hunger!
May 13: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
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