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 20.6 million pounds of food and other grocery products, valued at $34 million. (FY1516) We couldn't do what we do without the support of our community. We thank you for your support!

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

  • Volunteers are needed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way of Lee to help Stamp Out Hunger

    The Letter Carriers' National #StampOutHunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 11, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank invites residents to support the goal of feeding those in need.

    This is the nation's largest single-day food drive when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Last year, 273,649 pounds of food were collected in Southwest Florida.

    Locally, the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee …

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Fighting Hunger

  • “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank

    Walmart’s 2019 “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” national campaign starts today and continues through May 20 to help Feeding America and its network of 200 food banks, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.  

    This annual campaign raises awareness of hunger issues and has already secured 749 million meals for Feeding America Food Banks over the last five years. The goal of this sixth annual campaign is to reach 1 billion meals. Walmart kicked off the …

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