The Cape Coral Caring Center has received one of the largest single donations in the emergency food pantry’s history. A check for $25,000 from the Comrie Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Boca Grande, was recently presented to the Caring Center.
This is a critical time for all Floridians because of COVID-19 and Comrie’s generous donation will help in the Cape Coral Caring Center’s enormous efforts to provide food and other assistance to residents as the need grows because of the health and economic crisis.
The Comrie Cancer Foundation was established to raise funds on a continuing basis to support the battle against cancer, focusing on providing aid to low income cancer patients who need financial assistance because of the high costs of cancer treatments. The foundation works with social workers at local hospitals to evaluate the needs of patients and then provides financial support for those under the poverty level. Support can include assistance with rent, other household costs or medication.
“We give food generously, so people have some breathing room to get out of their emergency before they need food again,” Cape Coral Caring Center Executive Director Julie Ferguson said. “We are grateful for this donation as the need with so many people has increased exponentially, with people being unable to work because of COVID-19.”
The Cape Coral Caring Center continues to provide pre-packaged meals to residents Monday through Friday. Taking the necessary precautions because of the virus, Caring Center volunteers load food into cars as people drive up. Food donations continue to pour into the center to help satisfy the tremendous community need.