Feeding Southwest Florida is our response to the devastating effects of skyrocketing food costs and high unemployment in Southwest Florida, We're bringing together churches and businesses to expand the number of children receiving emergency food supplies in Lee County. Our goal is to collect at least 600,000 pounds of food and raise thousands of dollars to feed 4,000 children in 2013. Please click on one of the boxes below to read more specifics about how you, your church, or your business can get involved!
Feeding Southwest Florida is a great way for a church to energize it's people and reach new people in their community. It starts by signing up for a free Feeding Southwest Florida stater kit. This kit includes detailed instructions for how to promote Feeding Southwest Florida to your congregation, how to mobilize individuals in your church to invite their friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to a collection event they host. The kit also recommendations for how to have a collection celebration in conjunction with your weekend service, giving your people an opportunity to invite those who attended their collection event to also visit your church. Based on the number of people you estimate will participate, you can purchase complete collection event kits. These kits are only $6 and come in a clothe grocery bag with invitations, stickers, instructions, attendance sheet, event sign, and talking points to help communicate the vision of what they're doing. Your church is encouraged to put their own promotional material in the bags as well, including an invitation to your collection celebration.
Not In My City provides local businesses with food drive kits filled with instructions, invitations and promotional materials to equip participants with the supplies needed to be a Feeding Southwest Florida collection event. Kits for businesses are free and include promotional materials and large stickers to place on collection boxes. Participating businesses will be featured on the website's collection map and be promoted through our social media sites and at large events.
Individuals can get involved by either joining in the efforts of a church in their area, promoting the event to their own local church, or by simply donating financially. One of the biggest things individuals can do it simply spread the word by promoting Feeding Southwest Florida's website on their social media pages and liking our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/notinmycity