Several hundred people learned about all the free services in the com­munity during the first Family-A-Fair, a community health and back to school festival on Sunday at the Gargiulo Educa­ tion Center in Naples. Steven Kissinger, chief operating of­ficer at Meals of Hope, said he hoped the event will let more people know about some of the area’s poorest communi­ties. “This is a highly underserved com­munity;’ Kissinger said. “There are com­munities in south Bonita (Springs) and North Naples that are underserved.” Kissinger said the idea of the festival was to bring together vendors from a va­riety of local services so that people could see what is available. The event also was designed to bring awareness to an underserved population that lives off Old US 41 Road in Bonita or off Railhead Boulevard in North Naples, according to . . . . read more here.

Andrea Stetson for The Banner (September 21, 2019)