Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and The Extreme Team of Companies recently partnered to donate $18,000 to Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. The funds will support The Harlem Heights Community Charter School and Early Learning program and provide food for nearly 140 children in both programs for the 2023-24 school year.
The bank and The Extreme Team each donated $9,000, which allows Blessings in a Backpack in partnership with The Heights Foundation to provide food to students each weekend of the school year. Every Friday afternoon during the school year, the children will each receive a backpack filled with kid-friendly, ready-to-eat food.
“The Extreme Team of Companies is a valued customer and friend who shares our passion for giving back to the community,” said Kyle DeCicco, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. “Blessings in a Backpack needed to provide food to children in the Harlem Heights neighborhood and we knew Extreme Team would join us to make it happen.”
“We feel incredibly fortunate this community has trusted and supported us over the years,” said Duane Lopez, CEO of The Extreme Team of Companies. “It’s the right thing to do to give back to Southwest Florida whenever and however we can.”
“The partnership between Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and The Extreme Team of Companies is making a significant and positive impact on the community,” said Cecilia St. Arnold, executive director of Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. “Providing weekend meals to these children at The Heights Foundation Charter School for 5,244 hunger-free weekends is a fantastic contribution to combatting childhood hunger. This collaboration is making a real difference in the lives of these children and their families.”
The Extreme Team of Companies has been providing contracting services in Southwest Florida for over 15 years as a family-owned and -operated company. They serve all of Southwest Florida, including Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Punta Gorda. The Extreme Companies include Extreme Demolition & Land Clearing, Extreme Painting & Contracting and Extreme Florida Roofing. For more information, visit
Blessings in a Backpack Southwest Florida mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across Southwest Florida who might otherwise go hungry. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack Southwest Florida strives to ensure children do not go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action. For more information, visit
Founded in 2003, and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has seven open locations throughout Lee County. A visual timeline of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s 20-year history is available at
On Sanibel, the Periwinkle Branch, located at 1019 Periwinkle Way, sustained considerable storm damage and is projected to reopen in early 2024. In Fort Myers, at the bank’s McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd., staff is operating out of a temporary mobile banking unit due to major flood damage to the existing building.
The bank is nationally ranked in the top 2% best-performing community banks by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,400 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with more than $729 million in total assets, and generates one of the highest returns on equity of all Florida banks. The bank employs more than 100 employees, and more than 60% are current shareholders.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit