About FISH

Mission Statement: The mission of  F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those in need who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva by providing free services such as transportation, food pantry, meal delivery, health equipment, and emergency financial assistance through a group of volunteers who care about enhancing the quality of life for all those who request help.

F.I.S.H. Facts

In 2010 we served over 950 clients on Sanibel and Captiva, and with our 200 FISH volunteers we delivered the following services:

  • Provided transportation for almost 200 medical related appointments
  • Delivered 1,487 hot meals to 30 clients
  • Loaned 338 pieces of medical/health equipment
  • Made 744 daily reassurance phone calls
  • Regularly visited 6 housebound clients
  • Encouraged 239 participants to our monthly Friendly Faces Luncheon
  • Provided 152 holiday meals
  • Assisted 31 elderly or disabled clients with Hurricane Preparedness
  • Helped 19 young people with Youth Summer Scholarships
  • Had 116 families use our Food Pantry
  • Provided $133,475 of emergency financial assistance and client support

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, Inc. accepts donations and can always use your help. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Your donation will greatly assist our many clients in need.

The F.I.S.H. Walk-In Center is now a designated United Way House and can offer enhanced services to our clients. Several United Way agencies in Lee County are working with F.I.S.H. of Sanibel to develop more effective, cost-efficient social service programs.

FISH Board of Directors 2011

The FISH Board of directors is a dedicated, professional volunteer board that is engaged and involved with FISH activities on a daily basis, they include:

  • PRESIDENT – Bill Fellows, Past Vice-President, Board Member since 2007
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Maggi Feiner, Past President, Board Member since 2000
  • VICE PRESIDENT – Blanaid Colley, Board Member since 2010, Marketing & PR Director
  • SECRETARY – Sharon Thomas, Board Member since 2006, Printing Director
  • TREASURER – Chip Specht – Board Member since 2008, Oversees Computer Systems
  • DIRECTOR – Jerry Edelman, Board Member since 2007, Health Equipment Manager
  • DIRECTOR – John Pryor, Board Member since 2010, Resource Development Director
  • DIRECTOR – Joel Soobitsky, Board Member since 2006, Director At Large
  • DIRECTOR – David Wright, Board Member since 2010, Service Club Liaison
  • DIRECTOR – Clair Beckmann, Board Member since 2011, Director At Large
  • DIRECTOR – John Morse, Board Member since 2011, Director At Large