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 2013-2014

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

  • #HarryLivesOn

    #HarryLivesOn Harry Chapin gave an estimated 6 million dollars to charity during his lifetime. His birthday is December 7, 1942. We invite you to join our next #HarryLivesOn TweetChat on January 7, 2014 @ 7 PM EST. Picture it, 1983, and a small team working to rescue and distribute dairy products in Lee County, FL. At that time we were known as the Lee County Food Cooperative. As our work expanded throughout SWFL, we moved into a former meat processing plant on Alicia Street (Fort Myers) in …

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The Face of Hunger

  • Fontayne's Story

    Meet Fontayne, a mom who works at a pharmacy part-time. She and her family receive food at Baker Center, a school pantry, one of our partner agencies.

    Many families we assist are working, but they don’t always earn enough to put food on the table...

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