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

  • Red Nose Day is back May 23!

    Red Nose Day is back for its fifth year in America, encouraging everyone to come together to end child poverty, one nose at a time.  www.rednoseday.orgMoney raised supports projects that ensure children in need are safe, healthy and educated, including programs at Feeding America member food banks in all 50 states. Last year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank received a $10,000 grant to help feed hungry children through our mobile pantry program.Americans of all ages can get in on the fun …

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Fighting Hunger

  • Feeding America releases the 2019 Map the Meal Gap study

    Study shows children in Southwest Florida are more likely to face hunger than children nationwide

    Child food insecurity rates in the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s Southwest Florida service area are higher than overall child food insecurity rates across the country, according to the Map the Meal Gap 2019 report released today by Feeding America. In Southwest Florida, 20.4 percent of children are food insecure vs. 17 percent of children nationwide.

    That means of the 227,645 children in …

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