Choice Market Food Bank is the only food pantry serving the families in need on Fort Myers Beach. This is your community food pantry and they are asking you to join them in their mission to feed those in need, especially now. Craig Nelms, (above and below) has been volunteering at the market for the past 11 years and has been running the market for the past 10 years... the whole time as a volunteer! Kudos bro!
Their annual fundraiser is going on now and they would like for you to join them in the fight against hunger.
One hundred percent of your tax deductible contribution will stay here on the beach and aids in their effort to feed the beach.
(L to R) Craig with volunteers Lee Gardner and Robert Walker
Craig wanted to make sure we mentioned another volunteer:
Mechell Player, who wasn’t available for the photo above, Thanks Mechell!
This year was extra busy at the Choice Market with more people and families in need of food and personal hygiene. It has taken a toll on the finances that are needed to keep the market going. Also, they had to buy up to 60% more items at retail price, leaving the market in dire need to replenish funds.
Their goal is to raise 8,000 dollars more to allow them to get through this year since Harry Chapin Food Bank has significantly less food this year to distribute to other smaller food banks .
Choice market feeds, on average 1083 mouths per month, which they told me, totals out to be over 100,000 pounds of food. And as you can imagine, due to the Covid Pandemic there is even a greater need in our community now.
Please consider a monetary donation to help feed your community. Checks should be made payable to 'Beach Baptist,' with a note in the memo line that reads “Choice Market Hunger Drive”.
Or if you want to donate any unopened, non perishable goods, such as Dried and Canned Beans, Nut Butters, Dried Fruits and Vegetables, Canned Fish or Poultry, Nuts and or Pumpkin Seed, Grains, Canned Vegetables and Fruits, Jerky, Granola Bars, Protein bars and Canned and/or Dried Soups are just a few good examples of non perishables they always can use too.
Again, your generosity will directly impact families on Fort Myers Beach.
They would like to thank you, in advance, for your generosity and partnering with Choice Market in the fight to help end hunger on our island.
The Market is in the back of Beach Baptist Church by the playground
130 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931