Welcome to Harry Chapin Food Bank!

Welcome to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Our mission is to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.


The Harry Chapin Food Bank is committed to a future where the people of Florida are free from hunger. We see a future where the Harry Chapin Food Bank creates an environment which attracts and nurtures caring, highly competent staff, Board and volunteers.

By the Numbers

What we accomplished fiscal year 15-16 (July, 1 2015 - June 30, 2016)

Serving Southwest Florida by providing food through pantries, soup kitchens and other sources. Every $1 given turns into $8 worth of food. 97 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News

  • Harry Chapin Food Bank to distribute OFF!® mosquito repellent to Southwest Florida residents

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute 80,000 units of OFF! mosquito repellent during June, July and August to those in need throughout its service area of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

    The mosquito repellent donation, from maker SC Johnson, will help combat and prevent Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. The local distribution is part of a larger donation of 540,000 units that will be provided statewide by the Feeding Florida network of food banks. The Harry …

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Fighting Hunger

  • Summer Breakspot

    Summer Breakspot is a USDA Summer food service program that provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens age 18 and under during summer break at over 3,500 supervised locations in Florida. Locally, the program is run by the Lee County School District. Here is the link. You can find the sites nearest you. http://www.summerfoodflorida.org/

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