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Pelican Bay residents hold food drive with St. Matthew’s House

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– Pelican Bay residents are asking snowbirds packing up their bags this week to take a look in their pantry and donate any unwanted non-perishable food. 

More than one year into this pandemic, it feels like there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel for some. But the same can’t be said for hungry families across Southwest Florida.

Last month, St. Matthew’s House reached a grim new milestone with 20,000 families turning to them for food. 

The Pelican Bay community is teaming up with the non-profit to hold a food drive this week. In total, about 6,400 residents will be participating.

On Monday, each HOA placed bins in a common area around their community for neighbors to drop off non-perishables.

St. Matthews house will pick bins up on Saturday. The community’s collections will later be given out at one of their food distributions.

This food drive isn’t limited to Pelican Bay residents. If you’d like to donate,  you can drop your non-perishables off in front of the sign outside the Oakmont community, on the corner of Oakmont Parkway and Greentree Drive until Friday night.

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