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Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Student and Family Outreach


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Celebrating 25 Years




Thank you for helping us to stamp out hunger for 25 years Food Fast Program


GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE COLLIER

What is Give Where You Live Collier?
Give Where You Live Collier is our region’s charitable 24-hour online giving day organized by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. This exciting event is set to launch at 12:00pm on February 21st and end at 11:59am on February 22nd.

$500,000 in Matching funds available!
We are asking for your support to give whatever you can because every gift will be amplified through a matching fund. The more money we raise the larger percentage of the $500,000 in matching funds we receive allowing your donation to go even further!

How will my donation help?
Your donation of $100 allows us to provide 107 complete meals, each consisting of a protein, starch, vegetable or fruit to feed those in need in our community! All donations stay local and we never charge our agencies for the food and services we provide.

How do I donate?
During the time of the event, the "DONATE NOW" button below will be active and take you directly to our profile page at Give Where You Live Collier.

                              Donate now.

WHAT'S NEW AT COLLIER HARVEST?

2017 was a busy year for Collier Harvest! With the help of our volunteers, donors and grants made to us by Arthrex, The Community Foundation of Collier County, The Schulze Family Foundation, The Aileen S. Andrews Foundation and more, we were able to make a greater impact on food availability for the agencies we serve. Here's a recap:

Hurricane Irma Relief

On September 10th Hurricane Irma hit our community. Since that time, we've distributed thousands of pounds of food to over a dozen of our partner agencies. Many of these agencies are smaller and are spread across Collier County; from Immokalee to Everglades City, and from Marco Island to North Naples. They are often overlooked for funding and food donations but are fundamental in accessing people who may not have the ability to reach food pantries. Thank you to the many organization and individuals who've given monetary donations during our Hurricane Relief efforts. To date we have provided over 30,000 meals to those in need.


The Helping Hands and Food Fast Programs

These programs, which allow us to help fill our agencies' shelves when they are low or in critical need of food, were extremely busy!

We held 2 separate Spread the Love Warehouse Distributions which assisted 14 of our partner agencies with specific food needs including fresh fruit and vegetables. In total, over 40,000 pounds of food was distributed during these events. This helps to insure the individuals these agencies serve can fill their stomachs in a nutritious and healthy way. Our Spread the Love distributions are estimated to have served 49,952 meals to over 7,000 individuals!

In September, we expanded our Student and Family Outreach to include two Title I schools; East Naples Middle and Golden Gate Middle Schools. Once a month, we provide groceries to help feed 50 families in need at each school with the help of 7 local business sponsors:

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


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.


This program helps families during the critical time of the month when food supplies are running low. We also provided turkeys, hams and other special foods so these families could enjoy the holidays with traditional meals together!

Collier Harvest Fundraising drive

25 Year Anniversary!
In 2017, we celebrated 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 our food drives. Thank you to those who have donated food year after year through local food drives and Stamp Out Hunger, and to our donors whose monetary gifts allow us to purchase healthy and nutritious food to fill empty pantries. We are grateful for your continued support of our mission to feed those in need in Collier County.

Special Thanks
Many area civic organizations, businesses, churches and schools held food drives so that we could continue to help those in need throughout the year. We are so grateful for their time and efforts to organize these drives and collect food so that we can feed our hungry neighbors. If you would like to start a food drive at your business, school or neighborhood, please contact us to find out how!

COMING UP:

2018 NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!
Mark your calendars! The 2018 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive will take place Saturday, May 12, 2018. For 26 years, Collier Harvest has helped collect food from Collier County residents’ mailboxes to distribute to our hungry neighbors! 
Stay tuned for more details and plan to join us May 12th in our effort to provide healthy and nutritious food for our hungry neighbors!




Weight Log

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

>> View Weight Log

Save the Dates

2/21/18 - 2/22/18: Give Where You Live Collier

5/12/18: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

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