Food Pantry

JFCS_4630The Food Pantry at Naples Senior Center at JFCS is open to anyone in the community experiencing a situational crisis or long-term food insecurity, regardless of age, race or religion. Thanks to community partners, donors and volunteers, shelves are stocked with nonperishable items from the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Midwest Food Bank, Collier Harvest and community donations.

Those in need of food are asked to make an appointment to visit during the food pantry’s hours of operations — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (The food pantry is closed on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) Food pantry visitors without an appointment will be provided a “to-go” bag of pre-selected pantry items.

The food pantry is also a USDA food distribution site where community members in need may collect meat and other perishable goods. In order to receive USDA foods, a recipient must reside in Collier County, meet specific income requirements and complete paperwork.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more, contact Naples Senior Center at JFCS at 239-325-4444.

Naples Senior Center at JFCS is an equal opportunity provider.

Donations

  • Donations of both money and food are greatly appreciated.
  • All food donations are accepted during regular Naples Senior Center at JFCS office hours. (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Donations may be left with the receptionist in either boxes or bags. If you need help carrying your donation inside, please call 239-325-4444 upon arrival.

When donating food, please keep the following in mind: Due to Florida Health Department regulations and liability reasons, the pantry does not distribute outdated food, packages that are opened, or cans that are dented along the seal. Due to the dietary restrictions of many seniors, low-sodium, low-sugar, and gluten-free items are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Naples Senior Center at JFCS.

“The Food Pantry is a Blessing”

Mr. D is a senior living in Southwest Florida. He is on disability with a limited income and uses the food pantry to help make ends meet.

ITEMS NEEDED

  • Canned Tuna
  • 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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