God's Table

Due to COVID-19, operational hours and programs offered have been reduced

in accordance with federal, state and local government directives.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday,

7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


God’s Table outreach is a partnership between Chapel by the Sea and Community Cooperative. While God’s Table is just one of many Chapel outreach ministries, it is the most visible. Originally founded in 2001, it is an ecumenical program that serves needy individuals and families of the Fort Myers Beach area.

About 40% of our participants are homeless. Others are waiters, maids, fishermen, and others whose work is seasonal and who sometimes need short term help. Occasionally we serve vacationers and spring-break students who find themselves in an unexpected crisis.


Currently, the program provides a hot breakfast, a bag lunch, cans and packages of food for an evening meal, clothing, blankets and personal items. Showers are available, so long as a program volunteer is present.

For assistance with food stamp applications, rent and/or utilities or photo I.D. replacement, please make an appointment with the Program Coordinator,

Maria Ford at (239) 810-8504.

St. Vincent dePaul, by appointment only, is also available to assist with rent and/or utilities, photo I.D. replacement and bus passes. Please call (239) 940-1100.

  • Canned meats & soups with easy-to-open pull tops

  • Jeans (28-36 waist)

  • Men’s casual clothing — small sizes

  • T-shirts and polo shirts

  • Shorts

  • Sneakers

  • Underwear and white socks

  • Baseball caps

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • Disposable razors

  • Deodorant

  • Sweatshirts & jackets

  • Blankets

Typical Materials Contributed:


In-person Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings, normally held at Chapel by the Sea,

have been temporarily suspended.

Please check out the website


for additional in-person or ZOOM meetings

throughout the county.






Weekly Community Meetings