Mission Content

Leading our community in the fight to end hunger.

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has achieved significant growth in order to meet the needs of hungry people in Southwest Florida – distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food each month to 150+ Partner Agencies serving our neighbors in need.

Our growth and success in overcoming hunger in our communities is evidenced by the annual distribution of 24 million pounds of food and other grocery products, valued at $41.5 million in fiscal year 2017-18.  We couldn't do what we do without the support of our community. 

By the Numbers

What we accomplished fiscal year 17-18 (July, 1 2017 - June 30, 2018)

Serving Southwest Florida by providing food through pantries, soup kitchens and other sources. Every $1 given turns into $8 worth of food. 96 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News

  • Summer's Triple Threat: Little Produce, Fewer Jobs, No School

    Summer may be a joyful season for many, but this time of year poses a triple threat for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. During the summer when schools are closed, jobs decline, and produce is scarce, we need the most support.

    Today, 46,470 children in Southwest Florida rely on free or reduced-price school meals for breakfast and lunch. But now that school has ended, these children will lose those regular meals—greatly increasing their risk of going hungry. 

    Families must then replace …

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Fighting Hunger

  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank is looking for a few good volunteers to help feed our neighbors in need

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank feeds 28,000 people per week in Southwest Florida. We are seeking more volunteers to help us in our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

    Volunteer duties can include sorting and packing donations of food at our Fort Myers and Collier County distribution centers, distributing food at mobile pantries, or collecting donations at food drives.

    You can volunteer on your own, as a group with a community organization, club, church or school, or with …

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