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Shell Point assists FISH

By Staff | Nov 30, 2012

PHOTO PROVIDED A delegation of staff from Shell Point dropped off bags of food at FISH of Sanibel for the holidays. From left are McKenzie Millis, Inga Bredahl and Skyler Bauer with FISH program director Christine Swiersz and executive director Maggi Feiner.

Shell Point Retirement Community recently gave FISH of Sanibel’s food pantry a boost for the holidays with a donation of several bags of nutritious food from its Shell Point Cares program.

Staff members of Shell Point Assisted Living visited the F.I.S.H. center to drop off their gift.

“With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this donation could not have arrived at a better time,” said FISH program director Christine Swiersz. “We are planning to provide over 42 families a full Thanksgiving meal. Shell Point’s donation will greatly assist our many clients in need around the holidays and will help to re-stock our year-round food pantry. We truly appreciate Shell Point for offering a helping hand so we can continue to help our neighbors on the Islands.”

“With Shell Point Retirement Community being in such close proximity to Sanibel Island, we truly consider the Island to be one of our closest neighbors,” said Shell Point marketing specialist McKenzie Millis. “We are proud to support F.I.S.H. in its mission of neighbors helping neighbors. We work closely with the entire F.I.S.H. team in sharing resources and expertise in the healthcare and retirement arena. With so many Sanibel residents retiring to Shell Point it is great to see how many Shell Point residents are still active volunteers or supporters of F.I.S.H.”

F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) helps those in need who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva by providing free services such as transportation, food pantry, meal delivery, health equipment, and emergency financial assistance through a group of volunteers who care about enhancing the quality of life for all those who request help.

“This past September, at the peak of our off-season, we had 124 island families visiting the food pantry on a regular basis,” said FISH executive director Maggie Feiner. “We are so grateful for Shell Point’s continued support and this generous food donation to help us keep our food pantry stocked.”

Shell Point is located on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers two miles from the Sanibel causeway toll plaza.