Helping Neighbors: Bailey’s General Store Throws F.I.S.H. A Lifeline
Bailey’s General Store, located at 2477 Periwinkle Way and Bailey’s Marketplace, located at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, will begin their annual “Throw FISH a Lifeline” campaign on Sun. Sept. 3, 2017. Information about FISH and their food pantry needs will be located at the front of the Periwinkle Store, giving customers the option to add money, in $10 increments, to their grocery bill at checkout.
“It’s as easy as 1 - 2- 3. Donating to the FISH food pantry to help our friends and neighbors has never been easier, just follow these simple steps: 1) Tear off the coupon located at the display or register; 2) Take the coupon to the register at either Bailey’s location when you are ready to check out, and 3) Sign the coupon and give to cashier when paying for your purchases. We’ll do the rest. We understand times are difficult and many of our neighbors and friends are feeling the economic crunch. We will put your money to work as we order in volume to distribute necessities to the FISH food pantry,” says Bailey’s Owners Mead and Richard Johnson. “FISH will be able to use the account credit to purchase bulk groceries most needed for the food pantry. Using our [Bailey’s] purchasing power, we can pass along the purchases at cost, allowing FISH to stretch their dollars’.”
While the FISH food pantry receives support from many islanders throughout the year, some food items are in high demand and are harder to keep in stock. The partnership with Bailey’s allows FISH to directly request specific items needed in the pantry at the time of ordering. “The fact that people are willing to give is very healthy for our community," says the Johnsons. "The dollars they give at the checkout really helps our island neighbors."
“Bailey’s has been an amazing advocate for our organization for many years, offering abundant support in so many ways,” states Maggi Feiner, FISH President & CEO. “We are very grateful to Mead and Richard for coming up with this idea, and to the Bailey’s store and staff for encouraging customers to donate. This is the fourth year they have facilitated the Lifeline campaign, and we extend our sincere gratitude for their help.”