HeadlineA starfish to an exciting feed-the-hungry partnership.
Naples Rotarian Steve Popper and his Meals of Hope crusade has bought a warehouse in North Naples, and the regional Harry Chapin Food Bank, based in Fort Myers, has signed a lease to share it at 2221 Corporation Blvd.
Popper says the move will provide storage space and a workplace for producing bagged meals of dried beans and rice. His project has produced 15 million meals since launching in 2008.
The food bank is an eager recipient and gives away as many as it can get.
Harry Chapin officials say the partnership will "expand our services and increase distribution of food to even more Collier families.''
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A starfish to volunteers for beach clean-up campaigns for Keewaydin Island on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8.
The community is invited to join the Collier County Sheriff's Office Marine Bureau and the Collier County Marine Alliance for the fourth annual Keewaydin Cleanup.
"Participants will enjoy this pristine stretch of coastline while doing their part to keep it clean,'' the CCSO says.
On Aug. 25, transportation to and from the island will be provided by the sailing vessel Sweet Liberty, which will depart the Naples City Dock at 8:30 a.m. and return from the island around 12:30 p.m.
On Sept. 8, transportation to and from the island will be provided by the sailing vessel Calusa Spirit, which will depart from Pelican Bend Restaurant on Isles of Capri at 8:30 a.m. and return from the island around 12:30 p.m.
Sign up by e-mailing Keewaydincleanup@gmail.com.
A sand dollar to a win-win-win project at Whole Foods Market in North Naples.
It is giving shoppers a dime for each reusable bag used by shoppers.
Customers have the choice of a refund or donating the dimes to the designated non-profit, which is the United Arts Council through Sept. 30.
"We hope that you will choose to donate your dimes to us!,'' the Arts Council says. "Helping the environment and helping the arts...how great is that?!''
A starfish to politicians who respect the voters by keeping our community beautiful.
We will be watching for, and applauding, candidates who don't need those roadside signs anymore to take them down after Tuesday's voting.
Even those candidates who do face Nov. 6 contests would get extra points from us all if they could reduce the clutter in the interim?
Read all about this starfish — for people who donate new and used children's books at the collection bin in the lobby of the Naples Daily News at 1100 Immokalee Road.
Fritz Sullivan of the North Naples Rotary Club gathers them every few weeks for sharing with organizations such as Grace Place in Golden Gate."Any help will be greatly appreciated,'' Sullivan says. "Spread the word.
"We'll come and pick them up.''