Meals of Hope broke a Guinness World Record for the “most cereal boxes toppled in a domino fashion” by knocking over 3,913 boxes on Saturday, September 1, at Grow Church in Naples. The event kicked off our September Hunger Action Month activities. The 3,913 number was shy of the 4,000 target – a significant number as it represents the number of families Meals of Hope serves at its food pantries each month. Under the supervision of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, at-risk children helped arrange the boxes as a community service project.......
Thank you to all the volunteers who gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Hotel on December 16, 2017 and at the Lee County Civic Center on December 23, 2017. The combined efforts of more than 3,000 total volunteers made our 5th Annual Holidays Without Hunger packing event a great success! We packed a total of 1,027,000 vitamin, and mineral fortified Cinnamon-Apple Oatmeal meals, all of which were donated to the Harry Chapin Foodbank of SW Florida, and will help food insecure people in the 5-county region of SW Florida. Thank you to all......
Fifty kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County packed 20,488 meals as a Christmas in July kickoff event for Meals of Hope’s fifth annual Holidays Without Hunger packing event. The 2017 event were held on December 16th at The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Hotel and on December 23rd at the Lee County Civic Center. With nearly 3,000 volunteers at the events we packed over 1,000,000 meals in just three 2-hours sessions!...
The Florida Society of Association Executives will host its third annual Meals of Hope food packing event Friday, July 13th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Palm Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando. Last year, more than 40,000 meals were packed by FSAE volunteers – a number they hope to surpass in 2012. This community outreach program is sponsored by the Marriott & Renaissance Hotels of Florida. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT FSAE....
Meals of Hope partnered with The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, USA to help feed those in the Southeast African Nation of Malawi who have been affected by the lack of food due to drought. On May 30th 2012, 288,000 Meals of Hope arrived in the township of Nancholi near the Malawi City of Blantyre. READ MORE....
450 professionals, homemakers, students and other residents of Estero, Fla. joined forces on Saturday, June 2nd to help pack and distribute food during a United Way Day of Caring for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.The cafeteria at Estero High School was a buzz as the 2nd Annual Building the Fight Against Hunger Event was held. Teams of volunteers from WCI Communities partnered with Meals of Hope and the United Way packed 225,000 meals in one Saturday afternoon....
Providence Church in Albany, Georgia, produced a powerful video to get the word out about hunger and food insecurity within its community. The food packing event it hosted on December 11, 2011, was a success with thousands of meals going to locals in need. Watch Video...