FIGHTING HUNGER
Through a food Pantry and community outreach offering financial assistance and

free income tax preparation"  

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DECEMBER 3, 2019

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2018 Assitance Provided

  • 1,128 Household, 3,125 Individuals

  • Distributed: 678,566 lbs of Dry Goods

  • Distributed 133 Thanksgiving Meals

  • 325 Households (688 audlts & 324 children) received extra food at Christmas. An additional 4,536 backpack meals for children.

  • 742 Tax Returns Prepared  = $1,016,726

  • 113 children participated in the Summer Lunch Program.

  • A $75,000 United Way Grant provided clients financial aid for 173 utility bills, rent or mortgage. This grant also funded pantry food purchases and administrative costs.

  • All the existing computers were replaced and software was updated using funds from a Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation grant

  • A smart TV was purchased with grant money from West Bay Community Foundation for our client waiting area to keep clients informed of additional services available.  A new computer for client check in was also purchased.

Who We Are

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 27 years ICSL has been providing help and hope to those in need in our community. 

ICSL Facts

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.

 

2019
Volunteer of the Month

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Sept:   1,784.25
2019 YTD:  17,813.90

2018 YTD: 22,505

 VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE

If you would be interested in serving on this committee please call
Brenda Adams,
Volunteer Coordinator at 239-267-3510

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Starts: January 22, 2019


Estero/San Carlos Park United Way House
Lee Country Year Round Site
Make an Appointment: 239-267-0895

Tues. & Thurs: 1 - 8 pm
Wed: 9 am - 2 pm

Sat: 9 am - 2 p,

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

DRIVERS

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

Interfaith Charities 

Garden of Fellowship

Made possible through a grant from Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation and land from 
Hope Presbyterian Church

 

Volunteers Needed to help weed

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GARDEN 

Kids Count report: Many area children living in poverty

 

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.

Full Article Click Here

November 

Volunteer of the Month

Trina Bensley
Board Recording Secretary

and Pantry Worker

 

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INTERFAITH CHARITIES OF SOUTH LEE

17592 Rockefeller Cir. | Fort Myers, FL 33967

​T: 239-267-3510 | VITA: 239-267-0895

Email : office@icslee.org

 

Hours:

Monday — Friday 8am to 2pm

Saturday 9am to 1pm

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll free 1-800-435-7352 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendations By the State. 

Federal Tax Id: 65-0362473

 

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