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City employees conduct food drive for F.I.S.H.

By Staff | Jul 19, 2011

This group of island workers, all long-term employees of the City of Sanibel, brought the large collection of non-perishable food collected during the F.I.S.H. Food Drive. Pictured from left is Grant Lipps, Bill Fellows, Roy Gibson, John Mort, Karen Gudella, Sharon Gibson, Frances Slane and Maggi Feiner.

F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel has made an appeal to Sanibel and Captiva residents to help restock the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry, which is running dangerously low. The generous employees of the City of Sanibel responded to this appeal and undertook to help F.I.S.H. by holding a very successful food drive this month.

This is the third year in a row that they have done this and this year, the city — assisted by the Boy Scout Troop 18 of Gateway — collected more than 800 pounds of non-perishable foods for the F.I.S.H. food pantry, breaking last year’s records.

“We want to thank the City of Sanibel employees for helping us out in our time of need again this year – as a result of the generosity of the City employees, we are able to help more of our neighbors on Sanibel and Captive at this lean time of the year” said Bill Fellows, President of F.I.S.H. “Their support for our F.I.S.H. Food Pantry is really appreciated by the families who make use of the food pantry on a weekly basis.”

F.I.S.H of Sanibel, Inc. is a non-profit, staffed by volunteer organization, assisting Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. F.I.S.H. relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need.

The F.I.S.H. Walk-In Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B on Sanibel and is open during the summer Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. F.I.S.H. can be contacted by calling 472-4775.