Published: Apr 10, 2013 3:57 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Fire Marshal and Inspectors Association has made a big announcement. For the first time ever, they are partnering up with the Interfaith Charities of South Lee food pantry.

The purpose is to help feed thousands of people who do not have the means to put food on the table.

This partnership comes after this association found out Interfaith was in the middle of a major food shortage. The number of families Interfaith will feed this year is expected to go up because the economy isn't rebounding fast enough.

You can start donating to this drive on April 19th at the following fire stations across Lee County:

San Carlos Park Fire Rescue
19591 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway
Fort Myers, Fl 33919

Estero Fire Rescue
21500 Three Oaks Parkway
Estero Florida 33928

Bonita Springs Fire Rescue
27701 Bonita Grande Drive
Bonita Springs, Fl 34135