Mary and Bud LoCicero with Dulce Castaneda and Chef Matt Marud

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 13, 2013) – In partnership with CBI Foods, Inc., Red’s Fresh Seafood House & Tavern recently donated food to more than 200 attendants at Challenger Middle School’s Hunger Banquet on Tuesday, April 30.

Inspired by the Act Fast campaign of Oxfam America, Challenger Middle School teachers Kathleen Donelan and Jessica Turner with their students from the Caspian gifted program created the event to highlight the issue of hunger in the world and our community. The event involved the interaction of its more than 200 guests as each of them represented a certain population of the world. Fifteen percent of the guests ate a full meal, and 25 percent ate a medium-sized meal, while and the remaining number of guests was only allowed rice and water.

The banquet also raised more than $1,000 for four different local organizations including the Cape Coral Caring Center, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., Harry Chapin Food Bank and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger and injustice. The organization saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty and campaigns for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, Oxfam America works with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.

Located at 10880 Stringfellow Road on Pine Island, just minutes from Cape Coral, Red’s is open for dinner seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 
4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. An extensive wine menu and full bar are also available. Reservations are not accepted.

For more information, call 239-283-4412 or visit

Red’s owners Mary & Bud LoCicero

Mary and Bud LoCicero with Challenger teachers Kathleen Donelan and Jessica Turner

Challenger student serving guest

Guests sharing rice