FISH OF SANCAP will celebrate Valentine’s Day with community members by offering a week focused on Hearts & Health. During the week of Feb. 12, the organization will provide heart healthy products and additional fresh produce in their food pantry. The food pantry is located at 2422 Periwinkle Way and open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, pantry hours are 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


The organization will connect with island youth to create Valentine’s Day cards. Cards will be distributed to seniors living in CHR and throughout the islands. Special treats for Valentine’s Day, Wed., Feb. 14 will be provided at the food pantry.


“We’re looking forward to working with Sanibel School students, club members and other young islanders who are excited to bring joy to our older population,” says Maria Espinoza, Executive Director. “We want to remind seniors that they aren’t forgotten and that they have a loving, caring community of all ages looking after them.”


FISH encourages community members to stop by their food pantry, share the love and pick up heart healthy products for those in need in the community.


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 FISH services, 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 FISHFISH 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, 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.