Food Pantry

JFCS_4630The JFCS Food Pantry provides food assistance to the residents of Collier and Southern Lee Country.  The Food Pantry is open to the entire community and is strictly non-sectarian.  JFCS Food Pantry is proud to have a partnership with Harry Chapin Food Bank, Midwest Food bank, and Collier Harvest. In addition, the food pantry recently became a USDA food distribution site.  


Recipients
Anyone in Collier and Southern Lee Country who is in need is eligible to use the food pantry. Food pantry recipients are requested to make an appointment to visit the food pantry during regular office hours. The food pantry is closed on Wednesdays between 11 and 1:30. Those in need of food but without an appointment will be provided a “to-go” bag of preselected pantry items.

In order to receive USDA foods a recipient must reside in Collier County, meet specific income requirements and complete paperworkTo schedule an appointment or for more information & other types of assistance, contact JFCS at 239-325-4444.
JFCS is an equal opportunity provider.

Donations

  • Donations of both money and food are greatly appreciated.
  • All food donations are accepted during regular JFCS office hours. (Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
  • Donations may be left with the front receptionist in either boxes or bags. If you need help carrying your donation inside, please call 239-325-4444 upon arrival for assistance.

When donating food, please keep the following in mind: Due to Florida Health Dept. regulations and for liability reasons, we do not distribute: outdated food, packages that are opened, cans that are dented along the seal so air can get in. Due to our Senior’s dietary restrictions, low sodium, low sugar, and gluten-free items are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please contact JFCS.

“The Food Pantry is a Blessing”

Mr. D is a single parent with a teenage daughter and an 11 year old daughter. He is on disability with a limited income and uses the food pantry to help make ends meet. He shared with the case manager that the doctor recently told him both his daughters were at high risk for developing diabetes and needed to change their diet to include fruit and vegetables. He said the addition of fresh fruit in the pantry is a true blessing that couldn’t have come at a better time for his family.

ITEMS NEEDED

  • Tuna Fish
  • Canned Salmon
  • Canned Chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Canned Fruit Juice
  • Pasta & Noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Rice
  • Canned Chili
  • Cereal
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Soups
  • Baby Food
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent

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