Mission & Vision
Working to wipe out hunger in Marco Island and Naples, we engage daily with families who are experiencing food insecurity. Our programs reach individuals where they are spiritually, physically and geographically. By offering healthy food choices, connecting with Partners to fulfill needs beyond food and praying with our guests, we are fulfilling our vision to eliminate hunger in our community.
We Need Volunteers
Between the school and closet, what became known as the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry assisted 3600 children and individuals with food.
While we still operate the Backpack Program, we have expanded exponentially.
Board & Staff
President, Director of Food Procurement & Operations
After moving to Southwest Florida, Jo Anne organized an annual world-wide hunger awareness event with the youth in her church. This experience motivated her desire to make a difference in the lives of the people in her own community who are hungry. In 2016, she was among the founding members to open the doors of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. As the mission of the Pantry expanded, Jo Anne retired from Walgreens and her career in 2017 to devote her time entirely to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.
In her role as President & Director of Food Procurement and Operations, Jo Anne was honored with the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award together with the other leaders of the pantry. She believes that we are to love God, glorify Him in all we do and love others. She also believes that by bringing awareness to the community and working together we can accomplish all things through Christ! In her time away from the Pantry she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters boating and enjoying nature.
Vice President, Director of Communications & Donor Relations
In 2016, Liz was one of the founding members of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and has co-led the continual expansion of the pantry across the past several years. Together with the other founders, she was awarded Marco Island Civic Association’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award.
In addition to her work with the Pantry in hunger relief, Liz serves as Vice Chair of the Greater Marco Long Term Recovery Group, formed after Hurricane Irma to maximize the effectiveness of relief efforts in dealing with future natural disasters. Liz also serves as an officer on the Executive board of the Disaster Alliance of Collier County. She and her husband Donald enjoy traveling, their pets and spending time with good friends and family. Liz is a member of Christ Community in Naples, FL.
Secretary, Director of Finance & Office Management
Foreseeing a greater use for technology on a personal level, Vicki joined IBM where she began as a Systems Analyst and moved up to manage mainframe software development at Santa Teresa Research Lab in California. Relocating to Boca Raton, Vicki was at the forefront of DOS development and the first IBM personal computers in her role as Software Development Manager. She went on to work in Japan, Scotland and the United States installing manufacturing software as an International Project Manager.
Bringing her expertise into retirement, Vicki is a founding member of the Pantry. Together with the other founders, she was awarded Marco Island Civic Association’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award and helped the Pantry achieve “Outstanding New Agency” by The Harry Chapin Food Bank in 2017. Vicki is an active Christian and member of Family Church on Marco Island.
Treasurer, Director of Volunteers & Senior Initiatives
After retirement in 2012, Nancy relocated to Marco Island. Ever active, Nancy immediately become involved in the community and is a devoted member of San Marco Catholic Church, Nancy loves to travel, spend time with family, and participate in volunteer work. In addition to her role at the Pantry, she is also the co-founder of “Lunch with Friends,” a monthly luncheon bringing together restaurants, civic organizations, churches, the elderly and the Pantry on the island.