Helping Neighbors: Farmer’s Market Will Be Missed!
The Sanibel Farmer’s Market and its delicious fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and other items were greatly appreciated at the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry again this season! F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP and The Sanibel Farmer’s Market joined forces to provide fresh products to patrons of the Food Pantry. Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer, co-managers of the Sanibel Farmer’s Market, organize the market throughout season, and often suggest to vendors that they pack boxes of unsold fruits, vegetables and goodies for the F.I.S.H. food pantry at the end of every market Sunday. F.I.S.H. volunteers unload goods received every Sunday afternoon at the Food Pantry, located at 2430 Periwinkle Way.
“F.I.S.H. and our clients greatly appreciate the generosity of the Farmer’s Market. We cannot thank Betsy and Jean and generous vendors enough for helping supply healthy choices for our clients!
Their continued support and eagerness is an integral part of our program’s success,” said Maggi Feiner, F.I.S.H. President & CEO. “Our volunteer teams, some of which include island youth earning community service hours, who pick up from the market and organize our food pantry on Sunday afternoons deserve our heartfelt thanks as well. We could not provide these wonderful healthy foods to our community without their help!”
The F.I.S.H. Food Pantry is open Mon. – Fri. from 10 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. Those wishing to use the food pantry must reside in Lee County and complete an intake form annually. For additional information on F.I.S.H. programs and services, please visit their website, fishofsancap.org, or contact the Walk-In Center at 239-472-4775.