Welcome to Holidays Without Hunger:

Holidays Without Hunger is, an annual event hosted by Meals of Hope. Each year in December the Southwest Florida community comes together to feed the hungry in the community. The inaugural year of Holidays Without Hunger, the community packed more than 506,000 meals in 2 hours. Each year the number of meals packed and the number of volunteers has increased and this year, during the 6th annual Holidays Without Hunger event, the goal is to pack 1,000,000 meals.


What Is Holidays Without Hunger?

Holidays Without Hunger is Southwest Florida’s annual food-packaging event hosted by Meals of Hope. This year we aim to package 1,000,000 meals in 2 hours!

This year, we will pack in two counties. Choose the most convenient date and site for you! Times and locations are available in collier and lee county.

Check-in will begin an hour before the event for all registered teams and individuals. All ages are welcome!

Holidays Without Hunger is a great opportunity for groups to strengthen their bond and give back this holiday season. Complimentary Santa hats will be provided.

Gather your teammates and join us as we work together to feed Southwest Florida!


Holidays Without Hunger has 2 locations this year!

With the enormous support of the community, Holidays Without Hunger is excited to be able to do a location in two counties. Please pick the most convenient location. There will be one at North Naples Middle School in Collier County, and one at the Lee Civic Center in Lee County.

Naples Location

North Naples Middle School

16165 Learning Ln, Naples, Florida 34110, United States

Date: December 15th
Times:  9am-11am  OR 11am-1pm

Fort Myers Location

Lee Civic Center

11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Date:   December 22nd
Time:   9am-11am


Sponsor & Partners

Without our sponsors, Holidays Without Hunger could not exist.

In order to cover the cost of meals, every food packing station at Holidays Without Hunger is funded by generous community members and organizations. Event sponsors ensure that Holidays Without Hunger is fun, effective, and viable in the future.

To become a sponsor, contact Brandon Dowdy at holidays@mealsofhope.org, or call (239) 537-7775

Become a sponsor and have your business name or logo displayed here!



We are AIB certified

Through Meals of Hope, you’re providing nutritious and much needed quality food to hungry families. Because we are AIB Certified, our food is held to The American Institute of Baking International’s stringent standards, which require organizations to use best practices for food handling and distribution. In fact, we were awarded the “Recognition of High Achievement” by AIB for scoring in the top 90% of all food facilities — and we look forward to continuing to make food safety a top priority!