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Cape Coral Caring Center distributing food, water

By Staff | Oct 4, 2022

The devastation left by Hurricane Ian is unprecedented and the Cape Coral Caring Center is here to help. The center is distributing bags of non-perishable food to anyone who needs it. People can drive to the Center at 1420 Southeast 47th St., and volunteers will provide the supplies.

The Cape Coral Caring Center’s hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Although the center is without power, Executive Director Julie Ferguson knows how important the Cape Coral Caring Center is to people in need and staying open during the city’s worst disaster in its 52 years is of utmost importance.

“We are the place for people to go when they have needs and that will continue through the duration of the emergency we are experiencing,” Ferguson said.

The center also offers assistance in paying utility bills. Other items, like baby wipes, also can be provided.

People can also drop off non-perishable food to the center during business hours. There also is a need for bottled water and for money donations.

Ferguson said people may not be able to call the center because of intermittent phone and internet service, but she stresses they will be open during the available times.

As power and communications services are restored, the Cape Coral Caring Center will continue to be a full resource center for people seeking information on employment opportunities and other needs provided by the Center’s partners.

About the Cape Coral Caring Center

The center’s main objectives are to assist individuals and families in critical need to help them cope with a negative economic situation on a short-term basis. The center provides food, electric bill assistance and referrals to other agencies with additional resources for individuals. For more information, go to capecoralcaringcenter.org or call 239-945-1927.