Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Provides Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving is often celebrated as a day of abundance and thanks by gathering with family and friends. For those struggling to meet everyday living expenses and keep food on the table, however, it can often lead to stress and sadness. The annual FISH Holiday Basket Program helps make the holidays a bit more joyous for our neighbors needing a hand up.
Thanks to FISH Donors, Community Partners and Volunteers, baskets of stuffing, rolls, fresh and canned vegetables, pies and a gift card to purchase a turkey or other holiday protein will be assembled and distributed just in time for the holiday. Recipients are selected by the FISH Social Services Department and are generally known through participation in other FISH programs. This year, FISH anticipates 100 Holiday Baskets will be distributed to our neighbors. Basket distribution will take place from 10-4 on November 25th-26th, and from 9-noon on November 27th.
“Each year, we receive many requests from our neighbors who need help during the holidays. It warms my heart to know that we can help in this way," says Maria Espinoza Walk-In-Center Manager for FISH. If you, or a family you know, is in need of a Holiday Basket, please contact Maria at FISH, 239-472-4775.
While shelters and churches around the region serve traditional holiday meals, the FISH Thanksgiving Basket allows families to celebrate in their own homes. Some basket items are donated, while others are purchased with funds designated to the program.
Fresh, delicious pies, generously donated by The Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Women, will be added to the baskets again this year. The Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Women have supported this program for many years by adding a loving, traditional, and sweet touch towards its success.
For additional program information, please Maria Espinoza at the FISH Walk-In-Center, 239-472-4775.