Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Sports Cars Race to Deliver Food Donations

Photos by Maria Lamb | ODBFP volunteer Ron McClay with a trolley of donated food.

It was an amazing Saturday for the volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (ODBFP) as they welcomed 25 cars from members of the Paradise Region Gruppe Porsche Club with their trunks and frunks (front trunk) filled with food donations 

The Gruppe Porsche Club partnering with Porsche Naples dealership had been collecting donated food items at their dealership for two weeks. Dan Kao, Owner and General Manager at Porsche Naples, shared that the clients and members of the general Naples community had been dropping off donations to the dealership. Members were also encouraged to make a virtual donation to ODBFP. 

Trunks and frunks (front trunk) were filled with food donations.

According to Becky Grafer-Harle, the club’s Communications Chair of Paradise Region Gruppe, the wide-ranging line-up of Porsche cars included a vintage 356, two white air-cooled 1991 cabriolets, a 992, many 991s, a Cayman, several Boxsters, a Cayenne, a Macan and a Targa. Jeff and Shari Rodgers showcased their new speed yellow 911. Mark and Susan Lowers rode with the top down on their new lava orange Turbo S. Porsche Naples team members drove a gorgeous silver Taycan Turbo with both the frunk and trunk fully loaded with food.  

Our thanks go out to all the local Porsche drivers who dropped off the collection to Chris and Jenny Branston, Paradise Region Gruppe’s Vice President and Rally Chair. They served as the collection and transport points to Marco’s ODBFP. 

According to Liz Pecora, Communications Director for ODBFP, the Porsche group donated 900 pounds of food. It also capped off a rewarding week of serving the community. Through their weekday appointments, mobile and Saturday food pantries, their donations helped 634 households or 2726 people this past week. 

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization with than 500 individuals lending their skills and expertise to serve people in need in the community. ODBFP was launched in 2016 and began serving the needs of school children on weekends by providing backpacks stuffed with food on Friday. To learn more about ODBFP, please visit their website at

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