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Free food and water sites for Hurricane Ian recovery

Author: GULFSHORE LIFE
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Close up photo of volunteers preparing donation boxes with food at the food and clothes bank. Jars, cans, food and drink on the table. (Photo Courtesy iStock/ FilippoBacci)

FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Distribution Points – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, unless otherwise noted.

LEE COUNTY

  • Bonita Springs: Old Bonita Library, 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
  • Cape Coral: Cape Coral Sports Complex, 1410 Sports Blvd., Cape Coral
  • Cape Coral: Leonard Street, 4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral
  • Cape Coral: Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 Northwest 28 Ave.
  • Cape Coral: Hector A. Cafferata Elementary School, 250 Santa Barbara Blvd. N.; Oct. 7 from 9-11am; distributing free dog and cat food
  • Estero: Estero High School Ballfield Park, 9100 Williams Road, Estero
  • Fort Myers: Kelly Road Soccer Complex, 10750 Kelly Road, Fort Myers
  • Fort Myers: Fleamasters Fleamarket, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers.
  • Fort Myers: Convoy of Hope, 4701 Summerlin Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919; Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10am-2pm; drive-thru distribution of food, water and supplies; please enter property through Colonial Dr.
  • North Fort Myers: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way,
  • North Fort Myers
  • Lehigh Acres: Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road S., Lehigh Acres

COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE

3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. Pop-up mobile food pantries; location changing daily—visit their Facebook for updated locations.

Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10am: Suncoast Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Ft. Myers

MERCY CHEFS

Serving warm meals at these five locations across Lee County- follow them here for any time/location changes.

  • Bonita Springs: Integrity Church, 10421 Pennsylvania Ave.; from 4-6pm
  • Fort Myers: Next Level Church (East), 11081 Gateway Blvd.; from 11am-1pm (lunch) and 4-6pm (dinner); serving hot meals
  • Fort Myers: Next Level Church (Downtown), 3637 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.; today through Oct. 8; from 11am until meals run out; distributing water and essentials, while supplies last
  • North Fort Myers: Suncoast Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, N. Fort Myers, FL 33917 (2pm until meals run out)
  • North Fort Myers: Good Shepard Lutheran, 4770 Orange Grove Blvd., N. Fort Myers, FL 33903 (5pm until meals run out)

SALVATION ARMY

  • Bonita Springs: Bonita Beach Parking Lot, 5901 Bonita Beach Rd. SW; from 4pm, while supplies last
  • Bonita Springs: Bonita Springs Academy, 3971 Via Del Ray; from 4pm, while supplies last

COLLIER COUNTY
Visit Collier County’s website for the most up-to-date points of distribution.

  • Naples: Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Dr.; from 8am-6pm; distributing water, ice and food, while supplies last
  • Everglades City: Everglades City, 603 Collier Ave.; from 8am6pm; distributing water, ice and food, while supplies last
  • Immokalee: Immokalee Farmers Market, 424 New Market Rd. E.; from 8am-6pm; distributing water, ice and food, while supplies last
  • Marco Island: San Marco Church of Marco Island, 851 San Marco Rd.; daily from 7-9am and 4-6pm; distributing meals
  • Naples: Meals of Hope and East River Park, 301 11th St. N.; daily from 10am until supplies last; distributing meals
  • Naples: Our Daily Bread and Harmony Shores, 119 River Rd.; daily from 1-2:30pm; food pantry
  • Naples: Our Daily Bread and Lely High School, 1 Lely High School Blvd. (enter on Broward St.); daily from 4-5:30pm; food pantry
  • Naples: Catholic Charities and St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 5225 Golden Gate Pkwy.; daily from 9am-1pm and 5-7pm
  • Naples: New Hope Naples Church, corner of Bayshore Dr. and Coco Ave.; daily from 12pm until supplies are out; distributing meals
  • Immokalee: Meals of Hope and Farm Workers Village, Farm Workers Way and Bell Cir.; daily from 3-5pm; distributing meals
  • Naples: Meals of Hope and Golden Gate Senior Center, 4898 Coronado Blvd.; daily from 2-4pm

ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE

  • Paradise Coast Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd. S., Naples; Oct. 10 from 10am-12pm; free food, while supplies last
  • Naples Alliance Church, 2504 Estey Ave., Naples; Oct. 11 from 10am-12pm; free food, while supplies last
  • Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples; Oct. 13 from 10am-12pm; free food, while supplies last
  • Coastland Mall near Dillards 1900 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; daily from 11am-1pm; food pantry

SALVATION ARMY

Naples: Capri Church, 111 Hilo St.; from 4pm while supplies last

Naples: Celebration Park, 2880 Becca Ave.; from 4pm while supplies last

WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
The meal sites will begin service at 11:30am and the organization will continue to operate at these sites with free, freshly prepared meals.

  • Port Charlotte Walmart: 19100 Murdock Cir., Port Charlotte
  • Ocean Church: 2016 Kismet Pkwy. E., Cape Coral
  • Ft. Myers Beach: 33 Tropical Shore Way, Ft. Myers Beach
  • Broadway Palm Dinner Theater: 1380 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers
  • Ann and Chuck Dever Park: 6941 Casa Dr., Englewood

HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK
Distributing food and water from 10am-noon. Distribution points are continuously changing, check for updates here.

Friday, Oct. 7

Boys and Girls Club Naples
7500 Davis Blvd, Naples

Ocean Church
2016 Kismet Pkwy. E., Cape Coral

Cape Coral Elementary (Emergency site)
4519 Vincennes Blvd., Cape Coral

HCFB Parking Lot (Emergency site)
3925 Evans Ave., Fort Myers

  • CanoHealth Group will be on-site with a medical mobile unit offering free services, including measuring blood pressure, heart rate and glucose checks, wound care, and some lab services depending on the case.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Harns Marsh Middle School
1820 Unice Ave. N., Lehigh Acres

Deep Creek (Emergency site)
1500 Cooper St., Punta Gorda

Sunday, Oct. 9

HCFB Parking Lot (Emergency site)
3925 Evans Ave., Fort Myers

San Jose Mission Church (Emergency site)
10750 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers