Highlights

THANK YOU TO ALL THAT SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

See our current list of supporters below

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CHURCHES

Church of God

Estero United Methodist Church

Family Church at Woodsmoke

First Baptist Church of Estero

Grace Methodist Church

Gulf Shore Church

Hope United Presbyterian Church

Lamb of God Church

Legacy Church

New Day Christian Church

Ocean Church

Park Alliance Church

Saint Peter the Apostle Church

Summit Church

The Faith Center Church

Thrive Community Church

News & Announcements

11/29/2021 - Announcement

Empty Bowls this Friday!

Don't forget to come out to the FGCU Arts Complex this Friday, December 3 for the annual EMPTY BOWLS event!!

Pottery on sale from 10am-4pm!

Soup available from 11:30am until it runs out!

Proceeds benefit our food pantry

Questions? Contact Tricia Fay at 239-590-7229 or pfay@fgcu.edu

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11/23/2021 - Featured Donor

Lamb of God Church

A huge THANK YOU to Lamb of God Church for preparing and donating boxes of Thanksgiving ingredients for our clients! Many people have been blessed by your contribution!

HOAs & COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

Breckenridge Association

Cascades of Estero

Caloosa Trace 

Club at Grandezza

Coach Light Manor Association, Inc.

Copperleaf Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Country Creek Community Charities, Inc. 

Cypress Bend RV Park

Estero Bay Community

Estero Country Club at the Vines

Grandezza

Lighthouse Bay

Mariner's Cove

Marsh Landing

Parkridge Estates

Pelican Sound Charitable Foundation 

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club

Plantation

Reese Family Charitable Foundation

Riverwoods Plantation

Rookery Pointe HOA

Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Shadow Wood Community Association

Spring Run Charitable Foundation

Sunny Grove Hobby Club

Sunny Grove Park

Tahiti Residents Club

Terraverde Social Club

The Club at Genova

The Preserve at Corkscrew

Tidewater

United Way of Lee, Hendry, & Glades

Villages at Country Creek

Villagio at Estero

Walmart Foundation 

West Bay Community Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

Wildcat Run

William E. Cross Foundation

Woodsmoke Camping Resort

LOCAL BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

AES Group

Aldi

Amazon Smile

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

Bonefish Grill Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs - Estero Realtors, Inc.

Bonita Springs - Estero Elks Lodge #2753

Breckenridge Bible Study

Cafe of Life

Carrabba's 

Carrabba's Gulf Coast

Cascades of Estero Bocce Club

Cascades of Estero Men's Club

Cascades of Estero Women's Club

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

Collier Harvest

Continuum HR/Payroll Made Easy

Copperleaf at the Brooks

Costco Wholesale Corporation

Cycle Forward

Edible Arrangements 568

Estero Chamber of Commerce

Estero High School

Estero Life Magazine

Estero Newcomer's Club

Estero Spotlight News Magazine

Feed the Table

FGCU Students

FineMark National Bank and Trust

Goodwill

Grandezza Girlfriends

Harbour Insurance

Harry Chapin Food Bank of SW FL, Inc. 

Hope for Kids

Island Blinds - Drapery - Shutters

Lee County Board of Commissioners

Lee Health

Longhorn Steakhouse 

Matthew 25 Ministries

Mercedes of Fort Myers

Midwest Food Bank 

Mother Earth Natural Foods

Northern Trust Company

Nulman Mediation Services

Outback Steakhouse

Panera Bread

Paul Mitchell School

Pelican Median

Pete's Coffee

Pinewoods Elementary School

Pizza Hut

Plantation Golf Club

Publix

Rakuten

Red Bottle, Inc.

Rotary Club of Estero

Salvation Army

San Carlos Chiropractic, Inc.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

Seabreeze Communications Group, Inc.

Seed to Table

Southern Accents Caterer

Sprouts Farmers Market #613

St. Katherine Ladies Philoptochos

State Farm Insurance

State Insurance USA

Sun Harvest Citrus

Sun Home Services, Inc.

Target Super Store

The Bridge Fund

The Skotak-Brown Group

Three Oaks Elementary School

Three Oaks Middle School

U.S. Sugar

Walmart

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11/20/2021 - Announcement

Empty Bowls!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We're so excited to be partnering with FGCU again this year for the Empty Bowls event! Come pick your favorite one-of-a-kind handmade pottery and fill it with delicious soup of your choice! Proceeds will benefit our food pantry!

Friday, December 3 from 10am-4pm at the FGCU Arts Complex!

Questions? Please contact Tricia Fay at 239-590-7229 or pfay@fgcu.edu

Click HERE to view the press release

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11/02/2021 - Announcement

Help Your Neighbors in Need!

Deliver hot meals to community members in need! We're looking for Meals on Wheels volunteers! Simply pick up the cooked meals at our food pantry and distribute them to the clients' homes. It's a simple but meaningful way to give back

For more information or to sign up, please call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org!

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10/28/2021 - Announcement

Become a Client Intake Volunteer!

Want an easy way to help your community? Love people? Become one of our Client Intake Volunteers! Simply greet our clients and check them in as they arrive at our food pantry drive-thru! We're looking to train a couple of individuals ASAP!

Want to sign up?? Questions?? Call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org!

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10/19/2021 - Announcement

Save the Date!

Our "Drive Out Hunger" Annual Benefit Dinner (30th Anniversary Edition!) will be held on April 7, 2022 at The Club at Grandezza.

Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Premier, and Presenting level sponsorships available. More details to come! Stay tuned!

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10/11/2021 - Featured Donor 

Summit Church!

THANK YOU SO MUCH, Summit Church, for hosting another HUGE food drive for us yesterday!! Now our clients will continue to have a nice variety of food for weeks to come! We so deeply appreciate your continued partnership and generous and loving hearts! 

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10/09/2021 - Featured Donor 

East Fork Creek Farms!

THANK YOU, East Fork Creek, for your generous donation of 171 pounds of locally grown lettuce today!! Thank you for allowing us to provide our clients with fresh, delicious, and nutritious options!

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10/05/2021 - Announcement 

Donate Blood, Save a Life!

We'll be hosting the Lee Health Bloodmobile this THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 from 3pm-6pm! Just a few minutes of your time could save a life!

All donors will receive a limited-edition T-shirt and wellness checkup (includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening)!

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 239-267-3510 or email office@icslee.org! Walk-ins are welcome!

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10/01/2021 - Announcement 

Find us now on Nextdoor!

Interfaith Charities is now on Nextdoor! Like, comment, and share with your friends! We want all of our neighbors to know that we're here and can help with their needs! 

 

Click the image below to be taken to our Nextdoor page! 

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9/27/2021 - Announcement 

Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Want to do something fulfilling with your Monday morning? Start your week right by helping your neighbors in need! 

We URGENTLY need at least one or two volunteers on MONDAYS at our food pantry to help bring the food out to our clients' cars. It's an easy and rewarding way to give back!

To sign up, visit https://www.icslee.org/volunteer!


Questions? Call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org

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9/24/2021 - Announcement 

Want to help families in need put food on the table?

Have some spare time on Thursdays?? Come volunteer at our food pantry! There's a HUGE need that you can help meet! 

Sign up HERE!

Call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org for more information.

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9/20/2021 - Announcement 

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR COMMUNITY FROM GOING HUNGRY!

We're in desperate need of volunteers in our food pantry on FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS right now (especially in October)! Just a few hours of your time can help feed hundreds! 

Sign up HERE!

Call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org for more information.

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9/14/2021 - Featured Partner

THANK YOU OCEAN CHURCH!

A HUGE thank you to Ocean Church for sending an amazing team out to help us deep clean our food pantry and prepare bags of food for our clients!! Our pantry is sparkling now, and we have plenty of bags prepared for Monday! Thank you all so much for your loving hearts and hard work!

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9/14/2021 - Announcement

Volunteer Drivers Needed!!

Have a bit of free time on Mondays and want to give back?? Help us pick up food donations from Costco and drop it off at our food pantry! Become certified to drive our van or use your own vehicle if you prefer.

 

WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO START ASAP!

Interested? Want to know more? Call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org!

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9/9/2021 - Featured Donor

Estero Newcomers Club

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Estero Newcomers Club for your generous donation! It's partners like you that enable us to continue to provide hope and help to those in need in our community. We're extremely grateful for your support and continued partnership!

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8/31/2021 - Announcement

FGCU Service-Learning Hours at ICSL!

ICSL is an approved site for all FGCU students looking to complete their service-learning hours. Come for a day or come to stay! 

Volunteer at our food pantry or join one of our creative projects! 

Click HERE to view our pantry volunteer positions.

To learn about our creative projects or for any questions, please call 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org.

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8/19/2021 - Announcement

Estero Chamber Golf Tournament!

Spend a day with friends on the greens while supporting scholarships for Estero High School Seniors! Bloody Marys with breakfast and a BBQ lunch to follow! 

Thursday, August 26 at Spring Run Golf Club. Sponsorships are still available!

To register or to sign up for sponsorship, visit https://business.esterochamber.org/events/details/august-golf-tournament-84.

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8/16/2021 - Announcement

HELP FEED THE CHILDREN!!

We have partnered with Blessings in a Backpack for years to get extra meals for our kids to keep them fed over school breaks. Please join with us in casting your vote to help them win the Neighborhood Assist grant for $25,000 so they can continue blessing kids in Lee and Collier Counties!!

Voting opens Wednesday, August 18 and ends Friday, August 27. Voters can cast 10 votes per day. Must be 18 or older and possess an email address.

 

To vote, please visit https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2040123

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8/9/2021 - Announcement

Become One of Our Valued Drivers!

We have an immediate opening on Monday mornings for drivers to pickup food donations from Aldi, Sprouts, and Costco and drop them off at our food pantry!

All that's needed is your driver's license and insurance. Choose to pickup from just one store, or multiple!

Even a few minutes of your time can make the biggest difference in bringing hope and help to those in need!

To sign up or for more information, call us at 239-267-3510 or email volunteer@icslee.org!

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7/30/2021 - Featured Donor

Pelican Sound

Thank you, Pelican Sound for the grant to buy fresh eggs! Our clients are loving them! It makes such a difference to have a healthy variety of food to offer :)

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7/15/2021 - Announcement

Estero Chamber Golf Tournament!

Spend a day with friends on the greens while supporting scholarships for Estero High School Seniors! Bloody Marys with breakfast and a BBQ lunch to follow! 

Thursday, August 26 at Spring Run Golf Club. Sponsorships are still available!

To register or to sign up for sponsorship, visit https://business.esterochamber.org/events/details/august-golf-tournament-84.

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7/3/2021 - Announcement

Blood Drive Next Week!

Spend a few minutes and SAVE A LIFE. The Lee Health Bloodmobile will be at Interfaith Charities on WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 from 1-6pm. All donations will benefit local Lee County residents and visitors in need.

Come out to donate blood and receive a FREE limited-edition travel tumbler and wellness checkup (including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening)!

To reserve a time, send us a message or call 239-267-3510. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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7/3/2021 - Announcement

Hurricane Elsa Update

 

WE WILL OPEN THIS MORNING, BUT WE WILL BE CLOSING EARLY (most likely around 11am before the weather gets too dicey).

For the Lee County Hurricane Preparation Guide and updated information on Hurricane Elsa, you can go to leegov.com/hurricane.

If you are in need during the storm, please call the United Way helpline at 211.

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7/3/2021 - Announcement

Hurricane Preparation Guide

For the Lee County Hurricane Preparation Guide and updated information on Tropical Storm Elsa, you can go to leegov.com/hurricane.

Reminder: We will be closed on Monday, July 5 for Independence Day. We expect to be open on Tuesday, July 6, but we will post an update if we need to close due to the weather.

If you are in need while we're closed, please call the United Way helpline at 211.

Stay safe and have a great holiday weekend!

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6/26/2021 - Announcement

Closed July 5 for Independence Day

We will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, July 6. Have a safe and very happy Independence Day!!

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6/25/2021 - Announcement

Community Resource Fair

Come out to the Community Resource Fair tomorrow to learn about the many resources our community has to offer! Stop by our booth to learn more about our food pantry and other programs! It's free!

9am-12pm at Salvation Army on Old 41 in Bonita

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6/21/2021 - Announcement

Prime Day is HERE!!

Prime Day has arrived! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee, Inc. as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0362473.

 

Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you!

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6/19/2021 - Announcement

Support ICSL on Prime Day!!

Get ready for Prime Day! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee, Inc. as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0362473. Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you!

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6/18/2021 - Announcement

Estero Chamber Annual Luncheon

We had an amazing time at the Estero Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon today! So many wonderful organizations who are making a lasting impact on our community were present. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it happen!

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6/15/2021 - Announcement

VBS at The Faith Center

The Faith Center is hosting a VBS (Vacation Bible School) for local kids on July 12-16th from 9 am to noon! Cost is $10, but sponsorships are available if you would like to attend but cannot pay the admission. Space is limited to 30 children.

To sign up, please visit https://www.myvbs.org/thefaithcenter/.

For more information, call (239) 278-3638.

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6/14/2021 - Announcement

THANK YOU!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who came out to support Interfaith Charities at the grand opening of Jersey Mike's Subs in Estero! And a HUGE THANK YOU to Jersey Mike's Subs for partnering with us! Your generous support and partnership will help us continue to carry out our mission to serve hundreds of individuals and families in our local community!

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6/12/2021 - Announcement

There's Still Time! - FREE SUBS!

 

Stop by our food pantry today to pick up a FREE REGULAR SUB gift card for the new Jersey Mike's location at 19521 Highland Oaks Drive in Estero!! Gluten free options are available!

The promotion ends tomorrow!

Minimum $3 donation goes to Interfaith Charities so we can continue to drive out hunger in our community!

Questions? Call us at 239-267-3510.

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6/08/2021 - Announcement

Partnering with Jersey Mike's!

Jersey Mike's is partnering with Interfaith Charities for their grand opening of their 19521 Highland Oaks Drive, Estero location this week!

We're handing out gift cards for a FREE SUB with a $3 donation to Interfaith to be used at the new Jersey Mike's location anytime from Wednesday, June 6 through Sunday, June 13!!

Come out to support our charity and enjoy some delicous food! (They offer gluten free options as well)

Stop by our pantry to pick up a gift card!

Spread the news and tell your friends!

5/28/2021 - Announcement

Closed for Memorial Day

We will be closed Monday, May 31st in Honor of Memorial Day. We'll resume our normal hours of operation on Tuesday, June 1. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

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5/22/2021 - Featured Donor

Ocean Church

A HUGE thank you to Ocean Church for volunteering today! They assembled 200 backpacks that we will be handing out to our school age clients in July. Thank you so much for your help!

(Check out our Facebook post below).

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5/17/2021 - Announcement

Truck-Tastic Friday

Do you like Rib City? Come join us! Tables, chairs, & tents will be provided. RSVP now at

esterochamber.org.

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5/14/2021 - Featured Donor

West Bay Club

Thank you to the residents and members of West Bay Club for organizing a food drive and dropping off 470 pounds of food to our food pantry! We are so grateful for your tremendous generosity!

(Check out our Facebook post below).

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5/12/2021 Announcement 

WE NEED MORE CLIENTS!!!

We have been receiving more food donations than ever and are now able to help more community members in need! Please spread the word!

If you or someone you know needs food assistance, please contact us at 239-267-3510 or office@icslee.org.

Click below to view our press release!

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4/29/2021 - Featured Donor

Pelican Sound

Thank you to Pelican Sound for your very generous donation! The additional shelving and fresh food will be vital to helping us drive out hunger in the local community! (Check out our Facebook post below).

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4/23/2021 - Featured Donor

Residents of Spring Run

Thank you to the wonderful residents of Spring Run for your incredibly generous donation! It's because of partners like you that we can continue our mission to provide hope and help to those in our local community! (Check out our Facebook post below).

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4/2/2021 - Announcement

Tax Appointments Closed

All VITA tax appointments are now closed for the year. We still have our tax drop-off service open on Tuesdays from 1-4pm until May 11, 2021

Call 239-267-3510 for more information. 

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4/7/2021 - Announcement

Scholarship Opportunity

ECCL has a great scholarship opportunity for Estero students! Check it out at: https://conta.cc/3ujl86M

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3/31/2021 - Featured Donor

Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation

Thank you to the Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation and to the residents of Shadow Wood! With funding from your grant supporting our healthy eating initiative, we are on the road to drive out hunger in this community!

3/29/21 - Featured Donor

Ocean Church

Thank you, Ocean Church, for the amazing job you did cleaning and organizing our pantry work room! The new setup is wonderful!

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3/1/2021 - Announcement

Emergency Rental Assistance 

Applications for the 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program are now open. Residents of unincorporated Lee County and five of the county’s six cities can apply by visiting https://leeflcares.com/. Residents of the City of Fort Myers will need to apply directly to the municipality.

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