|Published:||Aug 14, 2013 6:02 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 14, 2013 7:26 AM EDT|
Fort Myers, Fla. – Daniels Road Baptist Church is in need of canned goods to stock its food pantry, which provides assistance to families in need.
The church is asking community members to drop off canned goods between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The food pantry began in 2009 to address increasing community needs. The church is a partner with the Harry Chapin Food Bank and purchases canned goods from Chapin when they are available.
Pantry director, Mike Miulli states, “We need an average of 150 canned goods per week to meet the needs of our community. Currently, we serve an average of 50 families a week and have distributed roughly 20,000 pounds of food.”
Pastor Isaac Denton states, “We are blessed to provide this service to a community. Each week Daniels Road Baptist Church signs up four to five new families that are in need of food.”
Types of food donations needed are canned vegetables and fruit, spaghetti sauce and noodles, and peanut butter and jelly.
The food pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. – Noon and is open to anyone in need.
DRBC is located off Daniels Parkway, one block west of Metro Parkway, turn onto Morgan La Fee Lane.
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