|Published:||Sep 27, 2012 11:51 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 27, 2012 11:51 AM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- St. Matthew’s House distributes up to 50 bags of groceries each day, but the organization's Naples food pantry is running low on supplies.
Items in highest demand include canned meats, dry cereal, pasta and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, boxed macaroni and cheese, powered and evaporated milk, and dry and canned beans.
St. Matthew’s House said the difficult times they have fallen on are not the result of decreased support. The organization received a recent outpouring of support in response to their typical annual needs. However, they are struggling with an increasing demand for services, which the usual level of giving simply cannot handle.
Last year alone, the organization provided emergency housing to 1,563 men, women, and children and served over 160,000 meals. Without significant nonperishable food donations, the organization will be forced to scale back its distribution.
You can help feed those in need by dropping off your donations of nonperishable food items to 2001 Airport Road, South; Naples, FL 34112 or by making a monetary donating online at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/StMatthew/OnlineDonation.html.
Direct Assistance food distribution takes place at 2001 Airport Road S.; Naples, FL (Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Tues, Thurs 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
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