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 calendar year 2013

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

  • Striving for “Zero Waste” -- And Helping Animals in the Process

    by Kelli King, Philanthropy Relations Manager

    At the Harry Chapin Food Bank we strive to ensure food does not go to waste. As part of our ongoing efforts to become a zero-waste facility, it’s encouraging to know that food deemed inedible can be used to sustain the work of the Octagon Wildlife Refuge in Punta Gorda.

    Octagon is a rescue home for abused and unwanted exotic animals.  For more than 30 years, Octagon has saved thousands of animals such as lions, tigers, bears, birds, …

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The Face of Hunger

  • Helen's Story

    Tags: Lee County

    Helen has been a resident of North Fort Myers for 8 years after having been fired from a job she held in New Jersey for twenty years. Today, she is one of the estimated 30,000+ people who receive emergency food from the Harry Chapin Food Bank and its 150+ partner agencies.

    Helen has numerous medical conditions. She turns to one of Harry Chapin Food Bank’s partner agencies to put food on the table, saying “it’s because of places like this I can come and get food and know that …

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