ABOUT THE GRACE PLACE FOOD PANTRY
Food insecurity is a crisis for families all over the world, including families’ right here in Collier County. According to Collier County Public School’s website, 66% of students in Collier County qualify for the free-and-reduced lunch program, meaning they fall below Florida’s income eligibility gap lines. Hunger places unfair demands on parents, requiring them to make tough choices between food and other necessities. This can include the challenging decision to purchase inexpensive, but less nutritious food to stretch the household budget.
The Food Pantry supports Grace Place’s mission by meeting the basic need for nourishment and health, which are essential for strong mental and physical development.
Thanks to our supporters, we helped provide an incredible 395,000 plus pounds of food, including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products, to people facing hunger in our community.
The Grace Place Food Pantry is open every Friday from 2-5 pm.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: We are taking the universal precautions to protect our staff, volunteers, and food pantry clients. If you are interested in volunteering in the food pantry, or if you would like to help with a donation to the food pantry, please contact Chrissie Missal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional locations where you can find emergency food supplies please visit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida’s FOOD MAP.