SCIAR seeking donations, volunteers for meal packing event
Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors is again partnering with Meals of Hope and community members to host a meal packing event to benefit Southwest Florida food banks.
The event will take place on Aug. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Community Church.
It is the third consecutive year that the SCIAR has hosted it. Local Realtors and community members work together to raise the money needed to pay for the meals, then volunteers will package them.
The SCIAR and its members must raise at least $5,000 to cover the cost of the food and have a minimum of 50 volunteers. Last year’s event brought in over $7,400 and yielded over 20,300 meals.
There are several ways the community can help meet and surpass this year’s goals.
The public can make a monetary donation in the form of a check, payable to “Meals of Hope.” Checks can be dropped off or mailed to the office, at 2353 Periwinkle Way, Suite 201, Sanibel, FL 33957.
People can also volunteer to help pack meals at the event.
To donate or sign up as a volunteer, contact Megan@SanibelRealtors.com or 239-472-9353.
For more information about Meals of Hope, visit mealsofhope.org.
For more information about the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors, visit online at www.sanibelrealtors.com or “Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors” on Facebook.
The Sanibel Community Church is at 1740 Periwinkle Way.