The Salvation Army of Collier County recently received a grant of $9,700 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support our Food Program. The grant will be used to restock The Salvation Army’s food pantry so it can continue to battle hunger in our community.
The Salvation Army continues to help a large number of people in need each week as food prices climb. Last year, the Food Pantry provided bags of food to more than 13,000 individuals in Naples and Immokalee – enough food to feed 52,000 people.
“With thousands of people being served each year, the food pantry sometimes struggles to keep the shelves stocked. This grant will help families keep food on the table,” shares Major Dan Proctor, Naples Regional Coordinator. “It is our hope that others in our community will continue to be concerned for those struggling to make ends meet, and be encouraged to help keep The Salvation Army’s food pantry stocked through monetary or food donations.”
“Hunger is a serious and pervasive issue in our community,” said Gerri Moll, Lee and Collier market president, Bank of America. “Alleviating hunger is a critical first step in helping people achieve economic stability, ultimately leading to long-term success.”
The funding is part of the company’s philanthropic focus on three core issues vital to the economic health of communities: housing, jobs and hunger and represents an important component of Bank of America’s lending, investing and giving activities to help advance local economies.
For more information on the programs provided by The Salvation Army of Collier County, visit their website at www.salvationarmynaples.org or call 239-775-9447.