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Sanibel Farmer’s Market thanked for F.I.S.H. food pantry donations

By Staff | Apr 24, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva volunteers help unload donations from the Sanibel Farmer’s Market.

The Sanibel Farmer’s Market and its fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and other items were greatly appreciated at the F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva’s food pantry again this season.

Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer, co-managers of the market, often suggest to vendors that they donate unsold fruits, vegetables and goodies to the pantry at the end of every Sunday market. F.I.S.H. volunteers unload the goods received every Sunday at the pantry, at 2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

“F.I.S.H. and our clients greatly appreciate the generosity of the Farmer’s Market,” F.I.S.H. President Maggi Feiner said. “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.

“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,” she added. “We could not provide these wonderful healthy foods to our community without their help.”

The food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Those wishing to use the pantry must reside in Lee County and complete an intake form annually.

PHOTO PROVIDED F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva volunteers help unload donations from the Sanibel Farmer’s Market.

For more information, visit fishofsancap.org or contact the walk-in center at 239-472-4775.

PHOTO PROVIDED F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva volunteers help unload donations from the Sanibel Farmer’s Market.