F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Provides Pizza For Campers
In an effort to bring back a sense of normalcy and a little bit of fun to our island children, F.I.S.H. offered ‘pizza day’ to those attending the post Irma child care camp at The Sanibel Recreation Center. The City of Sanibel offered free child care for children kindergarten through eighth grade from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. due to the closing of the Sanibel School and all Lee County schools following Hurricane Irma.
F.I.S.H. teamed up with Beach Piez, The City of Sanibel and The Sanibel Recreation Center to provide pizza for campers on the last day of camp, Fri., Sept. 22. States Maggi Feiner, President & CEO, “We wanted to bring a little bit of ‘normal’ back to the kids. Everyone’s been through a lot, and we just thought this would be a fun way to help out the kids and parents.” Beach Piez owner Chuck Bergstrom was glad to help out, bringing in extra staff to make the pies. “What’s more comforting and normal that a few slices of pizza on a Friday afternoon?” he says. Vice Mayor Mick Denham, along with Sanibel Recreation Center staff picked up 27 pies and delivered them to over 100 happy, hungry campers.
“This is a great thing you did; thank you F.I.S.H.,” said Denham. Sanibel Recreation Center Director Andrea Miller noted how important it was to bring structure back to the children’s lives throughout the week. She was pleased that F.I.S.H. offered pizza day to end the week on a happy, positive note. “They started asking if it was lunchtime yet around 10:15 because they were so excited for pizza. This was really something special.”
While students returned to school Mon., Sept. 25, households may still be feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma. F.I.S.H. continues to encourage those affected by Hurricane Irma and needing assistance to call their Walk-In Center Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or the 24-Hour Answering Service at 239-472-0404.