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A second food pantry opens in Lee County, helping those impacted by algae crisis

Posted at 5:30 AM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 08:48:41-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Harry Chapin Food Bank is holding an emergency mobile pantry in Southwest Florida for those struggling to make ends meet because of the algae crisis.

The new pantry will open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at the Pine Island United Methodist Church in Bokeelia.

Each mobile pantry can serve up to 250 households.

Families will receive at least 35 pounds of food, which includes fresh produce, meat, bread and canned food items.

Last month, the food bank opened an emergency pantry on Fort Myers Beach where it distributed over 18,000 lbs. of food to more than 600 families.

The emergency mobile panty on Fort Myers Beach will continue every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, you can visit the Harry Chapin Food Bank website.