For the past four years, Jean and Paul O’Neill have been stalwart weekly volunteers.
The O’Neill’s are also part of a special group of donors who give monthly to sustain the work of ODBFP. ‘When we decided that Our Daily Bread Food Pantry was an organization, we really wanted to support our next question was: how should we do it? We felt ODBFP could buy the food cheaper than we could and they had a much better handle on what their needs were, as a result, we went to an automatic monthly payment – the best idea we ever had!
Recently, the O’Neill’s moved to The Arlington in Naples, where they have helped raise funds, food, and awareness for ODBFP. Along with the help of Vicki and Tom Johnson, and Susan and Howard Pullman, the O’Neill’s hosted a fundraiser that brought in 366 lbs. of food and $7,000 for ODBFP courtesy of The Arlington residents.
We are so grateful to Jean and Paul for all that they do for ODBFP, and the great spirit with which they do it with. Thank you, friends, from all of us!
Five members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Marco came to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (ODBFP) to drop off checks, cash, canned goods, bags of rice, along with their big hearts and big smiles. Pictured here are Deb Henry, Janet Brooks, Sara Ross, Lauri Shafer, Linda Scherzinger and Amanda Nelson, Executive Director of ODBFP.
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
The needs are evident and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is
working to wipe out hunger.
Since then, we have grown our services to include a Saturday drive-through food pantry on Winterberry Drive, 15 mobile outreaches, a monthly Senior luncheon (Lunch with Friends) in partnership with the YMCA of Collier County, a Backpack Program for Manatee Elementary and Middle School as well as Macro Island Charter Middle School and a weekly Breakfast program for Marco Island Charter Middle School. Not to mention other strategic partnerships to provide for needs beyond nourishment.
In 2022 we are fundraising to expand to a second location and continue to provide critical food assistance to the over 152,000 individuals we served in 2021.