The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is to overcome hunger through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. In an effort to assist the community, Midland IRA collected 180 pounds of canned food donations for this cause and invited food trucks to serve food during the collection dates.

Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) May 18, 2016

The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is to overcome hunger through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. In an effort to assist the community, Midland IRA collected 180 pounds of canned food donations for this cause and invited food trucks to serve food during the collection dates.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has been helping Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties overcome hunger since 1983. Each month the food bank provides more than 30,000 individuals food through a network of 150 partner agencies. In fiscal year 2015, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provided 15.3 million meals (18.4 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food) by turning every donated $1 into $6 worth of food.

Midland IRA organized a food drive to get the community and company involved during a time when there are not as many food drives happening. The self-directed retirement plan administrator brought in 3 local food trucks during the collection days throughout April. “We had a great turnout during each of the collection dates” said Dave Owens, President & CEO of Midland IRA, “it’s nice to see everyone participating for a great cause.” Midland IRA collected 180 pounds of food, totaling roughly 200 cans. The items consisted mostly of instant mashed potatoes, pasta, macaroni and cheese, rice, canned vegetables, and soup. The company plans on organizing another food drive later this year.

About Midland IRA

Midland IRA is a self-directed IRA administrator that provides tax-deferred and tax-free investment opportunities, superior customer service, and educational tools to assist investors in realizing the maximum benefits possible within IRAs. Midland IRA makes it easy to use self-directed retirement plans to invest in assets that the individual investor knows, understands, and can control. Midland IRA is also a 1031 exchange qualified intermediary. To learn more visit www(dot)MidlandIRA(dot)com.

About Dave Owens

Dave Owens is president of Midland IRA in Fort Myers, Chicago, Miami, Gainesville, New England, and the Florida Panhandle. Owens opened the Fort Myers headquarters in 2003. His background as a certified public accountant, combined with a long history of personal retirement self-direction, provides his audiences and clients with solid advice and practical solutions to their IRA investment questions. Dave holds a BS in accounting from Purdue University. He also earned the prestigious Certified Exchange Specialist designation through the Federation of Exchange Accommodators.

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