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 a food pantry at the Golden Gate Senior Center in Naples, Florida.

The food pantry distributes our four packed meals as well as food from the local food bank, serving 170 families each week.

Meals of Hope Mobile Food Pantry Locations:

Lely Presbyterian Church – 110 St. Andrews Blvd., Naples, FL 34113

Monday 3:30-5:30

Greater Naples – YMCA 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples, FL 34109

Tuesday 3:30-5:30

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

Thursday 2-4:30

Mobile Pantry Comes to Families in Need

Because the need for food in Collier County is so great, Meals of Hope recently purchased a mobile pantry, which allows 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., Naples, FL 34113 &  Greater Naples YMCA 5450 YMCA Rd., #100

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