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Tamiami Ford Joins "Naples CAN Feed The Hungry" End of Season Canned Food Drive for Salvation Army Food Pantry
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The Salvation Army - Naples, Florida
3180 Estey Avenue
PO Box 8209
Naples, FL 34101-8209
Chris Nind, Director of Development and Community Relations
Tamiami Ford Joins "Naples CAN Feed The Hungry"
End of Season Canned Food Drive for Salvation Army Food Pantry
Food Drive Runs from March 23 to April 16, 2012
(Naples, Fla. - March 12, 2012) As seasonal residents start thinking about returning north and local residents prepare for quieter months in beautiful Southwest Florida, The Salvation Army Naples Corps reminds everyone that the need to help hungry families in Collier County remains - and even increases -- this time of year. There's an easy way to help - just bring any unused canned goods to several locations in Naples and make sure the food goes to good use. Canned goods will be accepted starting on Friday, March 23 through April 16 at the following Naples locations:
- Tamiami Ford located at 1471 Airport Road
- The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 2313 Davis Boulevard during regular hours
- The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store at 2255 Davis Boulevard during regular hours
- The Salvation Army Naples Family Service Center located at 3180 Estey Avenue (Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm).
Please bring your food items, including canned goods, cereal, rice, beans, and peanut butter to any of these locations.
Recent federal reports show unemployment is dropping; however the end of season marks a change for many Collier County residents who work in service industries. Just last month, The Salvation Army provided food to 600 Naples and Immokalee residents (that is 10,000 pounds of food) and that number is expected to increase during the spring and summer months to an average of 15,000 to 18,000 pounds of food per month as work hours are reduced or eliminated.
For further information on the "Naples CAN Feed The Hungry" Food Drive contact Karole Davis, Assistant Director of Development and Community Relations, at 239-775-9447 ext. 122. To learn more about the services provided by The Salvation Army Naples Corps, please visit www.salvationarmynaples.org.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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