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F.I.S.H. recognizes support from the community

By Staff | Apr 8, 2020

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva is experiencing an outpouring of community support in response to the critical needs of the most vulnerable in the community who are severely impacted by COVID-19 epidemic. Among the recent gifts is $10,000 from the Sanibel Captiva Rotary Club and $5,000 from the Committee of the Islands, which will be used to aid those affected by the pandemic.

“We are so fortunate to have an organization like F.I.S.H. that is intimately involved with our community,” COTI President Christine Andrews said. “This is a time for all island residents and visitors to help support those folks who take care of us all year long.”

“We are experiencing an unprecedented crisis on our islands, and the impact is devastating,” John Henshaw, chairman of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund, said. “The San Cap Rotary Trust Fund Board is extremely honored to grant F.I.S.H. $10,000 for immediate relief to workers, residents and their families on our islands.”

F.I.S.H. has continued uninterrupted service for all of its food and emergency financial services, with small changes in operations to ensure the safety of clients, volunteers and staff.

“We are so deeply grateful to our community for empowering us to serve our neighbors in need. Particularly, the Rotary, COTI and the many organizations, individuals and businesses who have recognized the need during this unprecedented time,” F.I.S.H. Executive Director Alicia Tighe said. “We’re so humbled and extend our heartfelt appreciation to our invaluable volunteers who have been working hard to assemble and distribute food at the food pantry, deliver meals to seniors and the myriad of other ways they’re ensuring we’re still running.”

With F.I.S.H. for over 16 years, President Maggi Feiner called it a hallmark of the islands.

“The outpouring of support we have experienced is a true expression of the generosity and ‘heart’ of our special community,” she said.

A human services organization focused on neighbors helping neighbors, F.I.S.H.’s mission is to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva and its vision is to enrich the lives of

those on the islands through an array of food programs, workshops, social services and Helping Hands.

For more about the programs or to help, contact 239-472-0404 or info@fishofsancap.org.

For more information about F.I.S.H., visit fishofsancap.org.