The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) has
chosen Our Daily Bread Food Pantry as the charity its more than 1,000 attendees will support during the
association’s 2020 Annual Conference & Marketplace in Marco Island, FL September 14-16.
The new partnership is part of the NAPEO Gives Back initiative, which was launched in 2019 to harness the
“Power of Many” in the PEO industry and facilitate community involvement and charitable endeavors. One of
the key parts of the initiative is give back to the cities that host NAPEO’s Annual Conference & Marketplace and
other meetings by making an impactful contribution to a worthy local charity that will make a real difference for
the host city.
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry started in 2016 and now serves more than 30,000 individuals annually, by gathering
and distributing more than 330,000 pounds of food. Its base of operations is in Marco Island, FL, with various
mobile pantry outreaches across Collier County, where one in eight adults and one in five children are food
“We started NAPEO Gives Back to leave the communities that host our conferences and meetings a little better
off than they were before we arrived,” said Barron Guss, NAPEO’s former chair and the driving force behind the
NAPEO Gives Back initiative. “We know the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry is making a meaningful difference in
Marco Island and Collier County, and we hope to give their already strong efforts a boost by raising a significant
amount of money during our conference in September.”
“We live in an area where 1 in 8 adults may not know where their next meal is coming from. And for children,
that number rises to 1 in 5,” said Liz Pecora, vice president and director of communications for Our Daily Bread
Food Pantry. “We are so excited about the NAPEO partnership, whose mission of giving back so closely aligns
with our quest, Working to Wipe Out Hunger in our own community.”
n 2019, the first year of NAPEO Gives Back, the association raised more than $52,000 for Anthropos Arts, an
Austin-based charity that provides mentoring and musical instruction for low-income student. The money was
raised through individual donations and the sale of raffle tickets and other items during the NAPEO conference.
Similar efforts are planned in support of Our Daily Bread Food Pantry during the 2020 NAPEO Annual Conference
& Marketplace, September 14-16 at the JW Marriott Marco Island.
The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is The Voice of the PEO IndustryTM.
NAPEO has some 250 PEO members that provide payroll, benefits, and other HR services to between 175,000
businesses employing 3.7 million people. An additional 200 companies that provide services to PEOs are
associate members of NAPEO. For more information, please visit www.napeo.org.
About Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry started in 2016 with a bold mission: Working to Wipe Out Hunger. A 501(C)(3), the
Pantry serves over 30,000 individuals annually, by gathering and distributing more than 330,000 pounds of food.
This all volunteer organization has an all-woman leadership team assisted by a force of 500 operating a fixed
base in Marco Island, FL and various mobile pantry outreaches across Collier County, FL where one in eight adults
and one in five children are food insecure. Our Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to share the love of God by
reducing hunger and building relationships in our community. If you would like to help or learn more, please call
239-259-5188 or visit www.ourdailybreadfoodpantry.com.