2,000 SWFL volunteers participate in ‘Holidays without Hunger’ event
Southwest Florida residents can help make seasons bright this time of year for others struggling to put food on the table.
More than 2,000 people gathered Saturday at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers for the annual Holidays without Hunger event.
Volunteers put together thousands of meals for families in the area. Each bag is packed with eight meals.
“This year it’s a little bit different, as everyone knows kind of the new reality since Hurricane Irma hit southwest Florida, the need is actually even greater than it has been in the past,” Meals of Hope President Steve Popper said.
The event began at 9 a.m. and will continue through 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Wow! Look at all these people waiting to help out at the annual Holidays with Hunger event at the Lee Co Event Center
Holidays without Hunger! Volunteers are busy packing a half million meals this morning! Wow
Posted by Andrea Henderson WINK News on Saturday, December 23, 2017