Helping Neighbors: Here Comes Peter Cottontail
F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP will be assembling Easter dinner and Easter bunny baskets for those needing a hand up during the holiday. The dinner basket for families contains everything needed for a healthy, festive Easter dinner. Bunny baskets for children aged 2-12 will be filled with candy, small toys, school supplies and more.
This year as our neighbors begin to see job layoffs and an abrupt end to ‘season’ due to COVID-19, FISH will provide at least 100 Easter dinner baskets and 80 bunny baskets, however that number will most likely increase as the health crisis continues to unfold.
Distribution for bunny baskets will begin Apr. 3, with food basket distribution beginning. Apr. 7-9. Baskets may be picked up between 10:00am-3:00pm at the FISH Walk-In Center located at 2430-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Basket recipients are those known to FISH through usage of other FISH programs such as the Food Pantry and Emergency Financial Assistance. All baskets are assembled by FISH volunteers who make every effort to ensure the holiday is a special one for our neighbors.
“I want to thank all the volunteers who pick up food and donations, assemble baskets and help on distribution days,” states Maria Espinoza, Food Program Director. “This year is going to be particularly challenging due to the COVID-19 restrictions and limitations on available food products. In the past, donations have come from individual donors and businesses. With our seasonal residents returning home early, a decrease in local business revenue and an anticipated increased demand, it may be difficult to fulfill this year.”
FISH needs your help. If you would like to donate food products, grocery gift cards or funds toward this program, please contact Maria Espinoza at FISH (239) 472-0404.