The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting an online auction called “Love Local” to support local businesses and ProStart culinary and hospitality schools and students. The auction starts today and runs through Dec. 3. There are more than 70 items to bid on from restaurant gift certificates to hotel accommodations. For more information, visit here
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
will be preparing and distributing over 300 Thanksgiving meals to Club families this holiday season. With donations to its annual turkey drive, club staff and volunteers will distribute Thanksgiving meals this Thursday evening at the Nichols Club in Naples and Friday evening at the Bolch Club in Immokalee. Capital Wealth Advisors
, 15 community partners and 100 volunteers gathered on Monday to assemble more than 2,000 Hope for the Holidays meal boxes that each include a frozen turkey, side items, pumpkin pie, and a dozen eggs by Eggland’s Best. The meal boxes will be distributed by St. Matthew’s House
to low-income families, those with disabilities, senior citizens and veterans from Thursday through Monday, Nov. 23 at various locations. Food distribution locations and times are available by texting SMHFOOD to 51555. St. Matthew’s House also will host its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for shelter residents and others in need.