St. Matthew’s House adds food distribution site at Golden Gate High School
Naples, FL — June 5, 2020 — St. Matthew’s House is working in partnership with the District School Board of Collier County to provide an additional location for its weekly food distribution program. The new food distribution site is the Golden Gate High School parking lot at 2925 Titan Way. St. Matthew’s House volunteers will be on hand to distribute food every Tuesday in June, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Food distribution also will take place at First Baptist Church of Naples at 3000 Orange Blossom Drive every Thursday in June, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Hunger and food insecurity affect many of our families, and the need has definitely escalated with the recent COVID-19 pandemic,” shares Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton. “With summer now upon us, we are happy to be working with St. Matthew’s House to provide even more meals to families in need.”
According to St. Matthew’s House President and CEO Vann Ellison, “We are grateful to Dr. Patton, Golden Gate High School Principal Dr. Tobin Walcott and the Collier County School Board for partnering with us to make the Golden Gate High School location available. This location will help us to better accommodate the growing number of our hungry and homeless neighbors seeking help to feed their families as a result of the economic impacts of COVID-19. Sadly, the number of people needing help has grown exponentially. Our food distribution program previously served 30 to 70 families weekly. Now, we are serving between 1,500 and 2,000 families weekly.”
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