Volunteers assemble backpacks
F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva volunteers Carol and Gerry Gorby assisted with the Backpack Program — easy to prepare nonperishable, nutritious foods for children provided weekly at no cost. All backpacks contain protein, fruits/vegetables, snacks, milk, juice and occasionally a sweet treat. In 2020, F.I.S.H. distributed 1,974 backpacks to school-aged children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on school and after-school programs, it saw a large increase of participation in the program.