Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is partnering with FISH of SANCAP to collect nonperishable Thanksgiving food items to benefit people who live or work on Sanibel or Captiva islands from Nov. 1-15. FISH is requesting assistance collecting the following items:

  • Rice
  • Canned corn
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned or packaged beans (black, pinto, etc.)
  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken)
  • Canned or jarred gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Canned fruit
  • Other nonperishables will also be accepted and added to FISH’s food pantry.

Items may be donated at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille’s Sanibel location, 2500 Island Inn Road, during regular business hours.

FISH of SANCAP is a human services organization focused on “neighbors helping neighbors” with a vision to create communities where all people have the support they need to thrive. Its mission is to enrich the lives of all people in Sanibel and Captiva islands by neighbors helping neighbors with social services, education and assistance. For more information, visit

HM Restaurant Group owns and operates Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille. First established on Sanibel in 2003, there are now four Doc Ford’s locations: Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach and two in St. Petersburg, on the St. Pete Pier and in Jungle Terrace. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the award-winning restaurants are renowned for delivering a legendary guest experience.