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

  • Food Assistance May Continue for Low-Income Seniors

    Assistance may be coming for over 2200 low-income seniors in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties from Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) to replace supplemental food from a government program that will be discontinued in July.

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that it was discontinuing funding for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in 3 Southwest Florida counties, as it refocuses the program on other counties that it considers higher …

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Fighting Hunger

  • If you care, share!

    School's out soon…and children will spend time with friends, at camp, and on family trips. But for 54,000 children living in Southwest Florida, summer is far from a carefree time. They will go hungry.

    More than 60% of public school children in our region qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. From August through May, these students rely on school meals to provide them with the vital nutrition they need to learn. Now, with schools closing for the summer, families will turn to …

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