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“Normal is Overrated” Students to Host Food Donation Drive

WHAT:                 Food Donation Drive to support the Midwest Food Bank – SWFL Division. In partnership with Lee Health’s Kids’ Minds Matter, Healthy Lee, Costco and the Midwest Food Bank, this year’s “Normal Is Overrated” students are hosting a student event to bring in donations to help local families in need. All donations are welcome. EBT card donation option: Lee County students recently received EBT cards with funds to cover the free meals they missed at school. Some families that weren’t expecting the cards or are not in need of the funds have expressed an interest in donating the funds to families who are less fortunate. Students can donate the EBT card funds, by purchasing food at Costco and delivering it to the Midwest Food Bank truck stationed in the Costco parking lot.

WHY:                    To help our community’s most vulnerable families and ensure that no one has to go hungry. Since the start of the pandemic, local food banks and pantries have seen an overwhelming surge in demand. Students will also introduce Normal Is Overrated 2020 and share what they are doing to help out the community.

“Normal is Overrated” is an annual mental health event that allows high school students to speak about their mental health issues. The event takes place in September and is meant to create awareness for student mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding this topic.


WHO:                   Students from “Normal is Overrated” in partnership with Lee Health’s Kids’ Minds Matter, Costco and the Midwest Food Bank.

WHEN:                 9 to 11 a.m., Aug. 15, 2020

WHERE:               Costco at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10088 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913