Program and Service Details
Emergency Financial Assistance
- Our programs offer limited financial assistance for people needing food and help with water and electric bills. (when funds are available)
Documentation required for assistance with utilities (Water and Electric)
- Rental or Lease Agreement or Mortgage Statement
- Proof of income for ALL members of the household
- Past due utility bill
- Last 4 numbers of social security number for utility customer applying for assistance
- Photo ID
- Two (2) most recent pay stubs
- Unemployment determination
- Social Security determination
**PAST DUE notice REQUIRED when seeking financial assistance for electric and water, services are by appointment only
Final determination is made by the Executive Director of Lehigh Community Services.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (239) 369-5818.
PANTRY – IMPORTANT
Lehigh Community Services Pantry is open for food distribution by appointment only. This measure is to help to protect both the staff and people seeking food assistance.
For an appointment – call (239) 369-5818, Monday – Friday 9:00 am-4:30pm
Due to the size of the parking area – Please do not arrive before your appointment time; and do not get out of your vehicle. We need to be able to serve the appointments as scheduled – early arrivals will interfere with this and slow down the delivery to the vehicles.
Please do not exit the vehicle or form groups in the parking area. The staff will deliver the food to your vehicle.
This service is limited to once every 30 days.
- Emergency assistance with food is our first priority.
- Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) guidelines are used to determine eligibility for TEFAP foods distributed in the pantry
- The Lehigh Community Services Pantry is an equal opportunity provider.
Food Pantry is open Monday and Wednesday
8:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday Evening 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Documentation required for food pantry
- Proof of Lehigh Acres address
- Photo ID
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Food Stamp and Medicaid Application Assistance (ACCESS)
By appointment, assistance with new applications, re-certifications and changes done online
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Lehigh Community Service PARTNER Services
A.D. Alzheimer Support Group – Alzheimer support to families – 3rd Monday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lee County Health Department – Adult Vaccinations, Dates are set by Health Department
Verity – Free Pregnancy testing, 4th Monday of each month 9 am – Noon
Meals on Wheels – Provides nutritious meals to people who are home bound, due to age or disability
Vocational Rehabilitation Job Counseling – by appointment only