pallet of foodSoon after the founding of the HCCF, the Community Services Committee identified a need which was not being addressed: the hunger of those many students in North Port whose families are defined as homeless by the Sarasota County School District.  Those students number in the hundreds in North Port and struggle to have regular and nutritious meals on a daily basis.  To read more about the work of these fine volunteers, click for more.

Over the years, the committee has facilitated the collection of tons of food to tackle this problem. They have advertised to the entire Heron Creek neighborhood and volunteers have worked many hours transportating and sorting non-perishable food items.  These goods are then presented to the food pantries in local schools, which are operated and controlled by school staff to be shared solely with those in need.  

2016 HCCF FOOD DRIVE   food pantry

November 7th – November 14th   

Once again, your neighbors on the HCCF (Heron Creek Community Foundation) Community Service Committee are asking you to open your hearts and pantries to help the feed homeless and needy families of North Port. This year we are excited to be partnering with All Faith Food Bank. This partnership allows us to broaden our reach to the neediest members of our community by servicing both North Port Schools and mobile food pantries in our city. In addition, AFFB has the ability to triple the value of our monetary contributions through their purchasing network. 

all faith food truckThe HCCF food drive will take place November 7th through November 14th. food bin filledThe most needed items are: peanut butter and jelly; canned tuna, chicken, or salmon; rice; beans of any kind; and powdered milk. Other welcome items include packaged or canned fruit or 100% fruit drinks, canned veggies, cereal, pasta, soups, stews, and kid-friendly snacks. Please look for canned items with pull tabs and avoid glass containers.

If you can help out, please bring your donated items in bags or boxes to your neighborhood volunteer listed below. We invite you to leave your donation at their front door during the pallet guysweek of the drive. If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, make out a check payable to HCCF and give it to your neighborhood volunteer or mail it to Marilyn Kosiorek at 5741 White Jasmine Way, North Port, Fl 34287.

Thank you for your continuing generosity and caring hearts!

                        HCCF Community Service Committee