The May food drive is fun!
2014 FOOD DRIVE IS SATURDAY, MAY 10th
Mark your calendars! The annual Collier Harvest Food Drive in conjunction with the National Association of Letter Carriers will be held Saturday, May 10th. Please plan to join us as we sort and palletize the food donations picked up by our great postal workers from around Collier County.
The collection site is our warehouse located at 4451 Mercantile Avenue. If you would like to join us to be a part of the solution and the FUN, please come during the afternoon after 2pm. While we need a few people earlier in the day, the bulk of the food doesn't arrive until 4pm. The deliveries usually continue until after 6pm.
Pizza, snacks and beverages are available throughout the day along with live music for all volunteers!! Also, this day of service qualifies high school students for community service hours required for graduation.
Remember, even if you cannot participate on May 10th sorting food, you can always leave unopened canned and dry goods at your mailbox for us to pick up for the hungry! If your condominium association is interested in gathering food as snowbirds depart for the Great White North, please call us at 455-FOOD so we can assist in the collection!
Please join us in our fight to STAMP OUT HUNGER!
The Colony Project
We have a very special thank you for a wonderful realtor named Jill Kushner. She is responsible for our very first fundraiser, The Colony Project Luncheon. The luncheon was held on November 13th and raised $27,000.00!! Jill came to our president, Jim Iacovino, with a desire to help our cause. She worked tirelessly on this project and also underwrote all the invitations, thank-you notes and programs. She has already said she wants to do it again next year!!! Words of thanks somehow seem inadequate, but thank you to the Colony for their fantastic support!
Snacks for children with Autism
Collier Harvest is providing snacks purchased with monetary donations for the Autism Unit at Cypress Palm Middle School. The snacks are used to help motivate and reward autistic students, over 90% of whom qualify for the free lunch program.
Thank you! Thank You!
Another HUGE thank you to Arthrex for a second $10,000 grant to help defray administrative costs and buy food for the hungry!!
Fine Mark Bank has donated $5000 to Collier Harvest to help feed the poor of southern Lee county! Thank you so much!
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.
Our semi-annual newsletter keeps memebers and non-members aware of our efforts to feed the hungry in Collier County and Southwest Florida.
Our volunteers use our calendar to keep track of pickup and drop off schedules in addition to organization events.