Food Distribution, Financial Assistance,
Free Income Tax Fax and Notary Services, Food Stamp/Medicaid Registration,
Summer Lunch for Children, and Educational Programs
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Taking Appointments NOW!
Estero/San Carlos Park United Way House
at Interfaith Charities of South Lee
Lee Country Year Round Site
Make an Appointment: 239-267-0895
Tuesday : 1 - 4 pm
Wednesday: 9 am - 2 pm
Thursday: 1 - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
2019 Assitance Provided
1,183 Household, 3,270 Individuals
Distributed: 703,187 lbs of Dry Goods
Distributed 124 Thanksgiving Meals
325 Households (688 adults & 324 children) received extra food at Christmas. And 1,000 backpack meals for children.
836 Tax Returns Prepared = $1,158,857
96 children participated in the Summer Lunch Program.
A $72,000 United Way Grant provided clients financial aid for 185 utility bills, rent or mortgage. This grant also funded pantry food purchases and administrative costs.
Partners for Breast Cancer Care screened 10 women with the mobile mammography unit.
We hosted the Bonita Lions Club Eye Clinic. 28 people received eye exams and blood sugar screenings.
We purchased a cargo van to transport donated food to the pantry. This was made possible through grants from William E. Cross Foundation, Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation, Copperleaf Foundation and our annual dinner proceeds.
The client intake area underwent a renovation to provide more space for clients to move around and make their food selections.
New shelving for produce was purchased, as well as a new cooler for milk and eggs, courtesy of West Bay Foundation.
We upgraded our software for accounting, donor and volunteer tracking, emailing and event planning.
Interfaith Charities (ICSL) is fighting hunger through a food pantry serving the residents of Lee County including South Fort Myers, Estero, and San Carlos Park. The ICSL mission is to feed the hungry, guide the young, and aid the needy. For 28 years ICSL has been providing help and hope to those in need in our community.
2018 Poverty Level for Lee County FL for a family of four is $25,100 (update per IRS)
Did you know that there are 44,000 residents in Estero and San Carlos Park and 30% of them live below the poverty level? With your donations and our wonderful volunteers Interfaith Charities (ICSL) is a able to run the food pantry and provide financial assistance to those facing a crisis; provide free income tax preparation to anyone who makes $70,000 or less; run a free summer lunch program to area children ages 18 and younger. ICSL is able to accomplish this through the generosity of our donors and local merchant contributors. We also can assist in food stamp registration and provide notary service for free.
UPDATES FOR APRIL 16TH ANNUAL DINNER
"DRIVE OUT HUNGER"
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
2019 YTD: 23,246 Hours
2018 YTD: 22,505 Hours
If you would be interested in volunteering call Brenda Adams,
Monday - Target Gulf Coast - can pick up as early as 8:30 am but no later than 10:30 am
Monday - Walmart - can pick up at 10:00 am
Monday and Tuesday - Publix 157 San Carlos Park - can pick up as early as 7:30 am
Tuesday - Publix 614 Corkscrew Rd and Rt 41 -can pick up as early as 7:30am
Tuesday - Target Gulf Coast - can pick up as early as 8:30 am but no later than 10:30 am
Wednesday - Costco Gulf Coast - 11:00 am pickup
Wednesday - Save A Lot - 10 am pickup
Thursday - Target Gulf Coast - can pick up as early as 8:30 am but no later than 10:30 am
Sunday - Costco Gulf Coast - 11 am pick up
Pantry Volunteers Needed
Wednesday -- 8:00 am - 11 am
11:00 am - 2 pm
Thursday -- 8:00 am - 11 am
Friday -- 8:00 am - 11 am
11 am - 2 pm
Saturday -- 9:00 am - 1 pm
Children in Southwest Florida are falling behind compared to the health and well-being of children around the state, a report released today shows.
More children in Collier and Lee counties live in poverty and rely on food stamps, are uninsured and overweight, and have gone through maltreatment dispositions compared to their counterparts statewide, according to a Florida Kids Count report.