Each month the Junior League of Fort Myers provides fresh food to families including children, adults, and seniors via a mobile food pantry. Coordinating with the great team at Harry Chapin Food Bank, JLFM is able to reach out to the community each month to help fight against childhood obesity and supplement children and their families’ diets by providing healthy food selections.
At each pantry there are free child tailored activities and educational programming to address their needs as it relates to teaching the importance of eating healthy while living an active lifestyle.
JLFM’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative is nationally recognized. The Junior League of Fort Myers took that program and restructured it to fit the needs of the SWFL community to fight childhood obesity. By providing fresh, healthy food selections to the whole family, healthy lifestyle choices will help reverse the increased rate of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Over the past six months JLFM Mobile Food Pantry has provided close to a month’s worth of food to approximately 200 families at every pantry..
Summer pantry dates:
Pine Island Methodist Church
5701 Pine Island Rd. Matlacha, FL
4162 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers, Fl
Bonita Springs Asst. @ St. Leo’s Church
28290 Beaumont Rd., Bonita Springs, Fl
Hope United Methodist Church
7470 Hickory Dr., Estero, Fl