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 1.7 million 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 1-5 pm.
WE’RE ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- Box Milk
- Pasta Sauce
- Tuna Can
- Canned Vegetables
- Granola bars
- Canned Meats
- Cooking Oil
- Peanut Butter
- Cooking Oil
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Mac and Cheese
- Children friendly snacks/food
Interested in volunteering at the food pantry or starting your own food drive? Feel free to contact our Volunteer Coordinator Coleen Durham at Colleen.Durham@graceplacenaples.org or at 239.255.7213.