The Collier Community Foundation (CCF) donated $10,000 to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (ODBFP) to purchase food for those affected by Hurricane Ian. Through the profound generosity of people all over the country, this fund has raised over $3 million dollars, enabling CCF to distribute funds swiftly where it was most needed.
“We are happy to be in the position to quickly and efficiently provide aid to our community when it is needed most," said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the Collier Community Foundation. "The outpouring of support to our Hurricane Relief Fund has been tremendous. It is a beautiful thing when Collier Comes Together."
This donation allowed ODBFP to react to the desperate needs of people, creating six mobile pop-up pantries in locations that Hurricane Ian in Collier County heavily impacted. We were able to provide nourishing food to 466 families in Isles of Capri, Harmony Shores neighborhood, Palm Beach neighborhood, YMCA at Everglades City, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Marco Island.
‘To see all of the community services coming together to help was just extraordinary,’ said ODBFP’s Executive Director, Amanda Nelson. ‘We have all benefited greatly from our strong partnership with CCF; how very fortunate for our volunteers and guests that they seized the moment.’