Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP backpack food program
Good nutrition, particularly in the early years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. The FISH Backpack Program strives to assist our island neighbors with food insecurity and the negative affects it may produce. This year round program provides children with weekend food so they can continue to eat healthy meals when school provided meals are not available on weekends, holidays or summer months. This program is offered to children in Grades K-8 at the Sanibel School as well as Pre-K ages at Children’s Education Center of the Islands, Sanibel Christian School and Summit Christian School. Each week, participating students are given non-perishable, nutritious foods that are kid-friendly and easy to prepare. The program, in partnership with Blessings in a Backpack and partially sponsored by The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, is offered at no cost to the participant. Those who have been approved for Free/Reduced Lunch through Lee County Schools are automatically eligible to receive the F.I.S.H. backpack. Students not enrolled in Free/Reduced Lunch, or students in Pre-K, must qualify by contacting FISH. For additional information or to see how you may qualify, please contact Christine or Jessi at the Walk-In Center, 239-472-4775. tudent. all materials are included with this course. there is no charge for esol classes. classes are designed to increase participant’s ability to communicate in english. the esol program focuses on conversation, pronunciation, and grammar along with reading and writing skills. for more information on the fish esol program, please call christine or jessi at fish, 239-472-4775.