Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff has announced its latest support of F.I.S.H. of San-Cap to mark the Thanksgiving holiday.


In the days before the holiday, Bank customers and Sanibel-Captiva neighbors were encouraged to stop by the Bank’s Sanibel lobby with canned food and dry goods for island neighbors in need. In recognition of their food pantry donations, the first 25 donors to the F.I.S.H. food basket were honored with a $100 Bank donation made in their names.


Maria Espinoza and Manuela Martinez accepted the Bank’s $2,500.00 donation from bankers Richard Shera, Greg Blurton, and David Lowden.


“This was such a fun way to support the social service work F.I.S.H. provides and thank those who help keep its food pantry full, during the holidays and throughout the year,” said Roepstorff. “It has meant so much over many years to have a F.I.S.H. donation basket in our lobby.”


Bank customers and other islanders dropping off their donations to the F.I.S.H. food pantry also shared in light refreshments and neighborly conversation in the Bank of the Islands lobby.


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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. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.