Bank of the Islands is collecting much needed supplies for the annual Back to School Drive being run by F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. Donations can be dropped off from July 1-22 at the Bank’s Sanibel location at 1699 Periwinkle Way.


“The cost of school supplies is making it harder for some island families to send their kids off to school ready for their coursework,” said Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff. “This is an immediately helpful example of the essential services F.I.S.H. provides for our neighbors in need. Please consider shopping for everything from calculators to backpacks to pens, pencils and paints. Students from K-12 really need your donations this month before the fall semester starts in August.”


According to F.I.S.H., students are more confident in their ability to learn if they arrive equipped for the school day. More than 300 students benefited from this program last year and the demand is expected to be the same or greater this year.


To learn more about the life-affirming services and programs available through F.I.S.H., including ways you can support their year-round activities, please visit A complete list of requested items can also be obtained by calling F.I.S.H. at 239-472-4775.


Celebrating its 27th year as the oldest locally owned and managed community bank in Lee County, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards including “Best Island Bank” numerous times. The Bank has retained a 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial for more than a decade. As ranked by Bank Performance Report, the Bank continues to be ranked in the top 5 among all banks chartered in the State of Florida. Bank of the Islands is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. To learn more, visit