FISH OF SANCAP, Sanibel and Captiva Islands complete wrap around social service organization serving those that live on, work on or visit the islands, announces new hours and locations for certain programs.
The organization’s team members will be staffed at their ancillary location, 2422 Periwinkle Way, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Those seeking assistance for long-term recovery or other services may visit with a team member during these hours. While appointments are not required, they are encouraged by calling 239.472.4775.
The food pantry, also located at 2422 Periwinkle Way, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The organization reports the food pantry will remain open later on Tuesdays and Thursdays to accommodate those who may be working during their normal hours. The food pantry hours on Tuesday and Thursday are 10:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Mental Health Wednesdays are now located at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way, on a weekly basis, with a few exceptions. Individual sessions must be scheduled in advance by emailing [email protected]. Sessions will take place in the library of Saint Michael’s Church, located in their main building. Please contact FISH or visit the organization’s social media pages for updates on schedule changes.
Furniture and rebuilding supply distribution continues to take place every other Friday beginning Jan. 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m, with a few exceptions. The location for furniture distribution is 2430 Periwinkle Way. Those seeking assistance with furnishings or rebuilding supplies must live or work on the islands and provide documentation to FISH team members. Households are limited to three items and will be allowed to view the staging area once their number is called. There are no reservations and items are available on a first called basis. FISH does not provide volunteers to assist with heavy lifting and requests individuals bring assistance and a large vehicle for transportation. Once items are selected, individuals have approximately 10 minutes to load selected items. Please contact FISH or visit the organization’s social media pages for updates on schedule changes.
FISH offers something for everyone—if there is not a service in place for unmet needs of community members, they work to meet it through existing and new partnerships. If you or someone you know is in need of service, please contact FISH at (239) 472-4775.
To learn more about FISH, please visit their website and social media pages to see firsthand how the agency works to better the community and particularly their response to the Ian disaster. To learn more about other services of FISH, please contact Maria Espinoza, Executive Director, at (239) 472-4775.
About FISH: FISH of Sanibel-Captiva has been a ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ organization on Sanibel and Captiva for over 40 years. As a social service organization, FISH has been ground zero, in recent years, from natural and environmental crises to the impacts of COVID and now, for catastrophic Hurricane Ian. FISH offers something for everyone—if there is not a service in place for unmet needs of community members, they work to meet it through their expansive regional network. In addition to their Long-Term Recovery program, FISH continues to offer programs representing their four major pillars – Food, Island Based Education, Social and Senior Services, and Helping Hands. Although FISH has grown from the grassroots organization it started as, it still remains a network of ‘neighbors helping neighbors’; a group of community members committed to the betterment of the islands and southwest Florida community by assisting one neighbor at a time. FISH is proud to say that 92 percent of every dollar donated goes directly to programs and services including but not limited to:
- Long-Term disaster recovery
- Emergency financial assistance
- Food pantry
- Non-emergency transport
- Temporary loan of health equipment
- Hurricane preparedness information
- Daily hot meals program
More information about FISH is available online at fishofsancap.org, as well as Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter). For details about hurricane recovery and other services, contact Maria Espinoza, FISH Executive Director, at (239) 472-4775.