Working through The Bridge Fund to fight food-insufficiency in Bonita Springs and Estero
Match Challenge Announcement! Due to the pandemic, the Colony Project's 2021 fundraising luncheon was canceled. In order to maintain The Colony Project's role in addressing food insecurity in our local area, Altaira resident and Colony Project benefactor, Virginia Ragan, generously offered to match all donations up to $50,000. THANK YOU!
The Colony Project's Beginnings
The Colony Project ("TCP") was started in 2014 by Colony resident, Jill Kushner, who is passionate about feeding the hungry kids and other needy residents in Bonita Springs and Estero. In 2019, Jill asked The Bridge Fund to become custodian of TCP funds and manage their distribution. Jill continues to be financially responsible for TCP fundraising, with all donations going to The Bridge Fund solely to meet The Colony Project’s specific objectives.
Thank you to Jill for her incredible support and compassion in starting
The Colony Project!
How The Colony Project Works
The Bridge Fund developed several new year-round, seasonal and emergency programs through existing partners in order to address the goals of The Colony Project.
Cafe of Life for seniors and migrant workers
Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) for families
Blessings in a Backpack for school children
Meals of Hope for families (special pandemic response)
Meals on Wheels for seniors (special pandemic response)
Who The Colony Projects Serves
Home-bound seniors with fresh produce and dairy products twice a month
Migrant farm workers with groceries delivered each week
School children with weekend take-home food
Food insecure families with take-home chicken or ground beef weekend meals
Families impacted by the pandemic with drive-thru groceries
Seniors isolated during the pandemic with home-delivered hot meals