Winn-Dixie is once again hosting a food drive to support the Pine Island Food Pantry. The December holiday food drive was a huge success, raising over $2,000 in non-perishable food. Winn-Dixie manager Dan Lauren and his staff hope to once again support the Greater Pine His Island community by hosting another event on Easter.
Winn-Dixie will be selling food bags containing all the supplies for an Easter ham dinner for $15. It will be on sale from February 15th to March 15th. On Saturday, March 15th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Winn-Dixie will host a formal event to conclude the drive-out, so please join us.
The pantry has been around since 1993 and is run by a 100% volunteer staff, so all donations go to its customers. Since Hurricane Ian, Pantry’s customer base has increased by 50% and is still growing, so the need is greater than ever.Pantry staff are asking Islanders to consider purchasing food bags at Winn-Dixie to help their fellow Islanders. “In need of” This Easter.
Also, island snowbirds, please consider dropping off extra food at a food pantry or one of the many Pine Islands before you leave this season. “drop off box” Locations: Winn-Dixie, Our Lady of Miracle Medal Church, Centennial Bank, Matlacha Post Office.