SWFL non-profits team up to feed those who are shut in due to coronavirus pandemic

Published: May 7, 2020 5:19 PM EDT
Updated: May 11, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

Feeding those in need across Southwest Florida.

Non-profit Beverly’s Angels is teaming up with Saint Matthews House to give meals to the less fortunate.

The group specifically gives free food to “shut-ins” that can’t get food themselves.

“I just want to let them know that we see you, we’re thinking of you, we want to give you a warm, hot meal,” said Faith Schwalback who started Beverly’s Angels two years ago.

Her reason? Her late mom, Beverly.

“When she passed away, I wanted a way to honor her and to keep the good in her alive,” she said.

So for the past two years, she’s been teaming up with different organizations to deliver 50 ready-to-eat meals to those who can’t make it to a food drive.

“We have done a really good job of getting to people who otherwise would not be able to come through the line at St. Matthews House,” Schwalback said. “What people can’t come get from them, we deliver.”

Beverly’s Angels deliver more than a hot meal.

“Our mission is to spread love, gratitude and kindness through various acts of community deeds.,” Schwalback said. “When the virus began, the pandemic, we knew that there were families that needed help, so we started the ‘Yummy Meals of Love.'”

On Thursday, they teamed up with St. Matthews House. CEO Vann Ellison says he’s more than happy to help.

“It was a natural fit that we could take our resources and facilitate with their ability to get it to people in need,” he said.

Fifty families getting a warm meal from an angel.

Schwalback says when she started the non-profit two years ago she had five angels. Now, they have 64.

If you’d like to volunteer with Beverly’s Angels, click here.