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 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

  • A Q&A with our new Director of Operations, Eric Hitzeman

     Eric visited Harry Chapin Food Bank (HCFB) two years ago and met with our former Director of Operations, Neal McAlister. Neal now serves as the Director of Operations at the Community Food Share, another Feeding America food bank in Colorado. Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization comprised of 200 food banks.

    HCFB: What brought you to Harry Chapin?

    EH: After 20-plus years at Tucson Community Food Bank, I was eligible for early retirement and …

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The Face of Hunger

  • Working Families Share Their Stories

    Tags: Collier County, Mobile Pantry

    by Mary Castro, Southwest Florida Food Corps (AmeriCorps Team at the Harry Chapin Food Bank)

    By the middle of each week, Maria asks herself the same stressful question: how do I feed my children?

    Maria and other mothers like her find their answer at mobile pantries where families receive fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and other food that help them get by for a few more days. The mobile pantries are possible because of a multi-year collaborative project between the Naples Children & …

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