FISH of SanCap will be assembling Easter dinner and Easter bunny baskets for those needing assistance making their Easter holiday extra bright this year. The dinner basket for families contains everything needed for a healthy, festive Easter dinner. Bunny baskets for children aged 2-12 will be filled with candy, small toys, school supplies and more.
Because of the ongoing effect to business and seasonal visitors during the COVID pandemic, island neighbors are struggling to recover from job loss and reduced work hours. FISH anticipates to provide at least 150 Easter dinner baskets and 120 bunny baskets, however it’s expected that those numbers could grow as they did over the winter holidays.
Distribution for bunny baskets will begin Mar. 22nd and food basket distribution will be Mar. 30-Apr. 4. Baskets may be picked up between 10:00am-4:00pm at the FISH Walk-In Center located at 2430-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Basket recipients are those known to FISH through usage of other FISH programs such as the Food Pantry and Emergency Financial Assistance. All baskets are assembled by FISH volunteers adhering to all COVID-19 precautionary measures.
“I want to thank all the volunteers who pick up food and donations, assemble baskets and help on distribution days,” states Maria Espinoza, Assistant Executive Director. “Like last year’s holidays, it may be challenging to secure large quantities due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limitations on available food products. The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors has set up a food and gift drive for our Easter program, and others have committed to donating as well. We are so grateful for everyone’s support.”
If you would like to donate food products, grocery gift cards or funds toward this program, please contact FISH (239) 472-4775. If you or a family you know is in need of a Holiday Food Basket, please contact Maria Espinoza at 239-472-4775.