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 $6 worth of food. 97 cents of every $1 go directly to food.

Latest News


    "Be The One" to help us in our mission to fight hunger and feed hope during the 2016 Giving Challenge, a 24-hour, online fundraiser starting at noon Tuesday, Sept. 20, and continuing through noon Wednesday, Sept. 21. 

    During this 24-hour time period, contributions to the food bank through the Giving Challenge website will be matched 2:1 for new donors and 1:1 for returning donors, thanks to the Patterson Foundation.

    To donate during this 24-hour period, visit:  …

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Fighting Hunger

  • Feeding Florida One Plate at a Time

    You can show your support for a hunger-free Florida by switching your license plate to the "Imagine" tag featuring John Lennon's self-portrait. Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, has authorized the use of the image to the Florida Association of Food Banks to help fight hunger.

    Ono said: "Imagine is a great word to spread around and I was happy to do this because it is helping a very important charity."

    The Florida Association of Food Banks has 13 member food banks, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank …

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