More than 1,100 cans collected for the less fortunate
NAPLES, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2018) – Collier Charter Academy students collected more than 1,100 canned goods and non-perishable food items for Saint Matthew’s House through the month of October and at the school’s fall festival. The canned good drive filled eight bins and is expected to feed many people at Saint Matthew’s House.
Saint Matthews House, which is located at 2001 Airport Pulling Road, S., provides housing for the homeless, food for the hungry and comfort for the addicted. St. Matthew’s House began in 1987 when a group of Naples parishioners followed a calling to bring food to a homeless population living in a nearby wooded area. The “Task Force for the Homeless” began gathering contributions of both food and clothing, establishing the mission’s food pantry. Throughout the years, community support has helped grow the small mission into a multi-faceted organization focused on spiritual change.