Island Realtors Hosting Annual Meal Packing Event

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® will once again join together with Meals of Hope and local volunteers Friday, Aug. 2, to host a Meal Packing Event to benefit local food banks.

For the third year in a row, SCIAR is working with Meals of Hope by hosting a Packing Event. Local REALTORS® and community members will work together to raise the money needed to pay for the meals, and volunteers will package them. SWFL food banks will be the recipients of the meals that will be packaged at the event.

In order for the event to happen, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS® and its members must raise at least $5,000 to cover the cost of the food and have a minimum of 50 volunteers. Last year’s event brought in over $7,400 and yielded over 20,300 meals.

There are several ways members of the community can help meet and surpass goals for the event. Monetary donations are accepted in the form of a check payable to “Meals of Hope” and mail or drop it off to the SCIAR office, 2353 Periwinkle Way, Suite 201, Sanibel, FL 33957. Anyone can also volunteer to help pack meals from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sanibel Community Church.

Anyone who wishes to donate or sign up as a volunteer should send an email to, or call 239-472-9353. For more information about Meals of Hope, visit For more information about the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS®, visit or search for @SanibelRealtors on Facebook.

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