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 14-15 (July, 1 2014 - June 30, 2015)

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

  • New members join the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida Board of Directors

    The Harry Chapin Food Bank welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. Lois Thome, Gary Gardner, Jeffrey Maddox and John D. Clinger were elected at Tuesday’s meeting marking the end of the food bank’s fiscal year.

    In addition, the food bank thanks Dr. Brian Schwartz of Florida Urology Physicians and Noelle Melanson, attorney and founder of Melanson Law, PA, for their years of service. Their terms on the board of directors ended on Tuesday. The new members bring a wide …

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Fighting Hunger

  • Families Share Their Stories

    Tags: Mobile Pantry

    The line of people snaked down the sidewalk, past the walls of the school building, past a chain link fence, to the street.On this muggy evening, at least 200 individuals and families, including many children, stood patiently outside Pinecrest Elementary School in Immokalee. They were waiting for food to be distributed from a mobile pantry set up by the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Streets in the surrounding neighborhood were filled with ramshackle trailers.

    Beatrice was one of …

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