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All Souls Episcopal Church

Counties served:

Lee

Description:

Every Wednesday morning, Barber Hall (parish hall) comes to life at 9 am when we open the doors for our Outreach Program. As part of the Food Bank Program, we give a maximum of 2 bags of groceries a month per household to those who live in N. Ft. Myers and fall into the income categories set by USDA. With the generous donations of church members and friends of the church, we are able to buy most of the food given out from the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Through our Thrift Store, we provide clothing free. Clients may "shop" in the Thrift Store and receive up to $10 per month (Thrift Store prices) per person per month free; $20 per family. During the cold weather, jackets and blankets are given out free. We have received a grant from the Less County Homeless Coalition to provide funds for drivers licenses, state ID's and obtaining birth certificates. Several ladies give out various toiletries and toilet paper. The Parish Nurse, Pat Epifanio, checks weight, blood pressure, heart and answers health questions. When needed, she makes referral for medical treatment to Family Health Center or the ER. Social Worker: One of our church members provides counseling and referrals of clients as needed. Family Health Center provides free medical care for the homeless; on a sliding scale for others. Six Lakes Association provides clothing and other items. Grace United Methodist Church has a blanket ministry and also provides clothing and shoes. All Souls Prayer Ministry is available in the church from 10:00 AM-NOON for prayers and healing. Lee County Health Department The Health Department comes on the 1st Wednesday for testing and immunizations. Habitat for Humanity comes the 3rd Wednesday to provide information on low cost housing for seniors. Cash contributions are welcome and are used 100% for the benefit of those served through the Wednesday Outreach Ministry.

Contact:

14640 N Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers, FL, 33903
239-656-6229

Eligibility:

Must live in N. Ft. Myers and fall into the income categories set by USDA for food assistance.

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