Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Food Pantry Serves Local Families

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The Marco Island area is lucky to have its own food pantry, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, which serves Marco Island, Goodland and the Isle of Capri. Located at the Family Church Marco at 1450 Winterberry Drive, no one is ever turned away. Families can pick up needed food on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is supported by nine local churches, several organizations, and food stores, as well as the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank.

You may be asking, “Is a food pantry really needed on Marco Island?” The answer to that question is unequivocally, “Yes.” The need of many local families in this beautiful area is staggering.

Our Daily Bread began in January 2016 with only five volunteers. Today, the organization has over 100 volunteers. In 2016, 692 families in need were served. And the number of families that require assistance continues to grow each month.

There are many ways that you can help. If your vacation is ending and you have unopened nonperishable food items, please donate them. If you live in the area, you can donate food or volunteer your time. Please also consider a monetary donation, which is always needed, and appreciated. For more information contact 239-394-1646 ext. 225, or email OurDailyBread@
fbcmarco.com.

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