Jerry’s Foods Sponsors 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

In-line with the philosophy of founder Jerry Paulsen, Jerry’s Foods has partnered with FISH OF SANCAP, an organization focused on “neighbors helping neighbors”, as a product supplier and sponsor of their 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.  Jerry’s believes that everyone deserves nutritious food and a friendly smile and they are pleased to support FISH in their mission to care for the community. Says Rick Winningham, spokesperson for Jerry’s, “There’s two things we are passionate about – food and our neighbors.  By supporting FISH, we know we are giving back to the community through their ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ philosophy and Food Pantry.”

Jerry Paulsen, the founder of Jerry’s Foods, was the neighborhood butcher in his home town who knew all of his customer’s by name and cut their steaks and chops to order.  Paulsen was dedicated to personalized service and was passionate about feeding the members of his community.  In 1983, he opened the shopping center that includes smaller shops anchored by Jerry’s Foods. Since then, Jerry’s has been islander’s neighbor, working hard to make sure everyone’s shopping experience is exceptional while providing an authentic neighborhood experience.

Jerry’s Foods store is an integral part of the island community and remains committed to sustaining Jerry Paulsen’s dedication to personalized service, his passion for food, and the importance of a family environment. “We are honored to partner with FISH to ensure no one goes without food necessities. If Jerry’s can help families avoid that struggle, then we’re doing whatever we can,” continues Winningham.

The FISH race event, set for Sat., Oct. 22, 2022, will begin and end at the Sanibel Community House as an in-person race.  A virtual option is also offered where runners can participate through end of day Oct. 22. To register, visit

Businesses and individuals may sign up to sponsor the 10K Race, an annual fundraising event for FISH, to support the ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ organization. Returning this year is the 10K Expo, an opportunity for businesses and nonprofits to share their passion for community before and after the race.  For additional information on the race or if you are interested sponsoring or participating in the Expo, please contact Nicole McHale at or Diane Cortese at, Race Committee Chairs.