Meals of Hope Food Pantry

According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15.8 million households are food insecure, with 6.3 million of those households having “very low food security.” What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food.

While these numbers have declined slightly over the past few years following a recessionary spike that began in 2007, they still represent a significant part of our population that needs our help.

Expanding our reach in Southwest Florida

Even though Meals of Hope donates thousands of meals per month to local Feeding America food banks, there is still a significant need in Southwest Florida. Understanding that the local food bank was unable to distribute as much food as the need required, Meals of Hope opened our first food pantry at the Golden Gate Senior Center in Naples, Florida.

Our food pantries now distributes our four packed meals as well as food from the local food bank, serving 1000 families each week.

Meals of Hope Mobile Food Pantry Locations:

Lely Presbyterian Church
110 St. Andrews Boulevard
Naples, FL 34113

Monday 3:30-5:00

River Park Recreation Center
301 11th Street N
Naples, FL 34109

Monday 4:00-6:00

Greater Naples YMCA
5450 YMCA Road
Naples, FL 34109

Tuesday 3:00-5:00

Golden Gate Senior Center,
4898 Coronado Parkway
Naples, FL 34116

Thursday 2:00 -4:00

NEW
LOCATION!

East Naples Community Park
3500 Thomasson Drive
Naples, FL 34112

Tuesday 3:00-5:00

NEW LOCATION!
OPENING JULY 17, 2019

Max A. Hasse Community Park
3390 Golden Gate Boulevard W
Naples, FL 34120

Wednesday 3:00-5:00

Mobile Pantry Comes to Families in Need

Because the need for food in Collier County is so great, Meals of Hope have purchased mobile pantries, which allow us to visit multiple locations throughout the week. We currently distribute healthy and nutritious food, including our packed meals, meat, produce and cereal, to families.

The Meals of Hope mobile pantry serves to increase the number of locations where families can obtain food. A family shouldn’t go hungry just because they can’t get transportation to the nearest food bank! As the Mobile Pantry program grows, it is our plan to add even more stops and further extend convenient access to nutritious food.

Current Food Truck Stops: 

Lely Presbyterian Church – 110 St. Andrews Blvd.

Greater Naples YMCA 5450 YMCA Rd., #100

River Park Recreation Center – 301 11th Street N., Naples

Golden Gate Senior Center, 4898 Coronado Pkwy, Naples

Get Involved

You can help by donating food or sponsoring a mobile pantry. If you are interested in hosting a Food Packing Event, you can allocate your packed meals to be used for our mobile pantry. Volunteers for the Mobile Food Pantry Trucks need to arrive I hour before the distribution starts and stay the full 3 hours. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes.

 Contact us to find out how easy it is to get involved!

Interactive Map of Collier County Food Pantries