​​​ICSL 2019 Highlights

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.

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.

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

 

 

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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

 

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