|Gladiolus Food Pantry, Inc.
|10511 Gladiolus Dr.
Fort Myers, Fl. 33908
Phone: 239 437 8122
|The Gladiolus Food Pantry Is Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary This Month Of March!!
|Miriam Ortiz & Beth Nellis
|Miriam is a "hands on" Executive Director.
The Gladiolus Food Pantry has gone through many changes
including name changes and building color in its 5 year history.
|Thank You to United Faith
Methodist Church, Iona Hope
Episcopal Church and Crown
Colony Community for sponsoring
"Souper Bowl " Sunday Soup
Drives for the Gladiolus Food
|Five years ago the Gladiolus Food Pantry opened its doors in the
Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers, FL. As a resident
of the Harlem Heights neighborhood and a member of the Harlem
Heights Association (HHA) board, Miriam was well aware of the
strengths as well as the needs of her community.
In March 2013, when Miriam was chairman of the HHA, she took
the first steps, with the support and contributions of so many, to
transform the modest building on Gladiolus Drive into a thriving
resource that has become well known for its support of both the
Harlem Heights and the greater Fort Myers community.
|Miriam is so appreciative and thankful for the
support of the many volunteers and contributors
who played a part in transforming her vision of
this "choice" pantry into a reality. The proof is
seen every Wednesday when the iconic neon
green (or bright lime green if you prefer) building
bustles with activity, energy, and smiles as our
clients and volunteers come together not only to
share food, but also warmth and conversation.