Food bank to donate 28K bottles of mosquito repellent

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NAPLES, Fla. – In an effort to help Southwest Florida residents in the fight against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is donating 8,000 bottles of repellent.

An additional 20,000 bottles will be given to the food bank’s clients after a large donation from S.C. Johnson, the makers of Off! The company donated more than 500,000 bottles of repellent throughout the state.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank will be distributing the free mosquito repellent starting Wednesday through Oct. 12 on the following dates:

  • Sept. 14: Collier County; 12 partner agencies; 379 cases
  • Sept. 21: Lee County; 22 partner agencies; 373 cases
  • Sept. 28: Lee County; 19 partner agencies; 242 cases
  • Oct. 5: Glades and Hendry Counties; eight partner agencies; 125 cases
  • Oct. 12: Charlotte County, 17 partner agencies; 379 cases
  • The remaining 8,000 bottles will be given out in four mass distributions to the public:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m., Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples
    • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Lee Memorial Hospital 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
    • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., Amigos Center, 106 S. Second St., Immokalee
      Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2 to 4 p.m., Charlotte County; location TBA

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