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Celebrating 35 Years and Beyond

When the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida opened its doors as the Lee County Food Cooperative in 1983, who could have imagined that 35 years later the food bank would distribute 22,300,000 pounds of food in a single year?

The food bank's reach has grown from a handful of partner agencies to more than 150 today. Through food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and disaster relief agencies, the food bank keeps hunger at bay for nearly 160,000 individuals (50,000 of them children) each year. They may be laid off, underemployed, dealing with illness, trying to recover lost wages or facing damages to home and property.

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By the Numbers

What we accomplished fiscal year 16-17 (July, 1 2016 - June 30, 2017)

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

  • Publix Super Markets partners with Harry Chapin Food Bank for “Let’s Feed Collier”

    Residents are invited to visit any one of 19 Publix Super Markets in Collier County from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, for a new food drive called “Let’s Feed Collier.”

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank is partnering with Publix to bring in some of the most-needed items for the 30 partner agencies the food bank serves in Collier County. Participating is easy. Just go to a store, purchase one or more items, and donate them as you leave to the food bank staff and volunteers set …

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Fighting Hunger

  • 35 Years of Feeding SW Florida, As the Need Continues to Grow

    When the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida opened its doors as the Lee County Food Cooperative in 1983, who could have imagined that 35 years later the food bank would distribute 22,300,000 pounds of food in a single year?

    The food bank's reach has grown from a handful of partner agencies to more than 150 today. Through food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and disaster relief agencies, the food bank keeps hunger at bay for nearly 160,000 individuals (50,000 of them …

    More Information...

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