Lee County closing inland points of distribution for food, water

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Lee County says it is closing the remaining inland points of distribution for food and water on Wednesday afternoon.

The county will close PODs at 5 p.m. at the following locations, as “water and power are restored, businesses reopen and nonprofits reopen, making additional food and meals available”:

  • Old Bonita Library, 26876 Pine Ave.
  • Cape Coral Leonard Street, 4820 Leonard St.
  • Estero High School Ballfield Park, 9100 Williams Road
  • North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 N. Recreation Park Way
  • Fleamasters Fleamarket, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road S.

PODs for food and water are typically established for five to seven days immediately following a disaster to provide support to residents while many stores and utilities are unavailable. Food and water PODs first opened in Lee County on Oct. 1.

The county says it will continue to work with its state and federal partners as well as a network of nonprofits in island communities to provide continued food and water supplies for residents as follows:

  • Fort Myers Beach – adjacent to Town Hall, 2525 Estero Blvd.
  • Pine Island – Beacon of Hope Church, 5090 Doug Taylor Circle, St. James City
  • Sanibel Island –
    • Sanibel Elementary School, 3840 Sanibel Captiva Road
    • Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way

Residents are encouraged to contact United Way at 2-1-1 or (239) 433-3900 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily to be connected with resources.

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