The economic impacts of the coronavirus are being felt across the nation. Living in a state that relies heavily on tourism and dining has put many Southwest Florida residents in a position of needing assistance to make it through this economic downturn. Community food pantries are feeding thousands of local families each week.
Below are sites offering food to those in need. These organizations also take donations and many need volunteers if you are looking to make a difference in our community.
LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES
St. Matthew’s House
Various locations (239) 774-0500
St. Matthew’s House is making sure no one goes hungry this New Years with two food distributions on New Year’s Eve in Lee and Collier Counties:
10 to 11 a.m., Iglesia Pueblo de Dio (People of God) Church in Naples
2 to 6 p.m., Mount Olive AME Church in Fort Myers
(No food distribution this week at First Haitian Baptist Church)
St. Matthew’s House is Increasing its number of food distributions and food distribution sites in January to meet the growing need for food in Lee and Collier Counties.
St. Matt’s has added 3 new food distribution sites and will now distribute food four days a week, instead of three days previously, with Wednesday distributions now added in Immokalee.
The new sites and dates:
St. Elizabeth Seton Church
5260 28th Ave SW Naples
10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays, Jan. 11, 18and 25.
Immokalee Friendship House (St. Matthew’s House homeless shelter)
602 W Main St. Immokalee
10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesdays, Jan. 6 and 20.
Center Point Community Church
6590 Golden Gate Pkwy Naples
10 am to noon on Thursdays, Jan. 14 and 28.
Adventist Community Services
1509 SE 47th Terrace (239) 673-6957
Cape Coral Caring Center
4645 SE 15th Ave. (239) 945-1927
Community Cooperative Soup Kitchen
3429 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #4403 (239) 332-7687
Gladiolus Food Pantry
10511 Gladiolus Dr. (239) 437-8122
House of God Food Pantry
2016 Cuba St.
Salvation Army Food Pantry
2476 Edison Ave. (239) 334-3745
Harry Chapin Food Bank
3760 Fowler St. (239) 334-7007
McGregor Baptist Food Pantry
3341 Fowler St. (239) 936-1754
Interfaith Charities of South Lee
17592 Rockefeller Cir. (239) 267-3510
Midwest Food Bank Florida Division
5601 Division Dr. (239) 690-1722
Meals of Hope Food Pantry
4898 Coronado Pkwy (239) 537-7775
Harry Chapin Food Bank Collier County Center
3940 Prospect Ave. (239) 334-7007
Ebenezer De La Pent
1057 Collingswood Blvd. (754) 422-4652
If you would like to let us know about locations that are not listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.